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Non shine epoxy?
Posted by: Mike Beauchamp (---.as13285.net)
Date: October 01, 2017 05:43AM

I am building a rod and I want it to have zero glare on the epoxy.

Does anyone know of a method that will kill the shine in Regular or High build before application?
I will only be applying epoxy to the wraps.

Or is my only solution to scrub the finished surface with 600grade wet&dry abrasive paper?



Rod Spec; Harrison (Liverpool UK) 11ft two piece blank ground dull in the factory, 28" AAA cork handle, Rec Channel lock seat, Fuji Titanium tip and Minima 4 titanium guides (far superior quality to the stamped Min. 4s).



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 10/01/2017 05:45AM by Mike Beauchamp.

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Re: Non shine epoxy?
Posted by: roger wilson (---.hsd1.mn.comcast.net)
Date: October 01, 2017 10:16AM

Purchase an epoxy flattening agent from a supplier. Mix with the epoxy finish before application and you will be good to go.

For an easy to use agent, do some test wraps using different amounts of baby powder or bathing talc and see if you can get the effect that you wish.

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Re: Non shine epoxy?
Posted by: Mike Beauchamp (---.as13285.net)
Date: October 01, 2017 12:00PM

Wow, thank you.

Just adding something as easy as baby talc, I would never have thought of that.

I'll give it a try and let you all know the result/s.

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Re: Non shine epoxy?
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---.hsd1.or.comcast.net)
Date: October 01, 2017 12:18PM

I got my flattening agent from a prior sponsor here, doesn't take much to do the job, gives a matt finish so your wraps are obscured also, I imagine talc would do the same.

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Re: Non shine epoxy?
Posted by: Matthew Paul (---.lightspeed.milwwi.sbcglobal.net)
Date: October 01, 2017 10:11PM

or you could just apply coat of semi gloss poly urethane from the home supply center and that would allow you to see the color of the wrappings with out the sheen

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Re: Non shine epoxy?
Posted by: Ross Pearson (---.dlth.qwest.net)
Date: October 02, 2017 10:26AM

The thread finish gloss can also be dulled with super fine steel wool.

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Re: Non shine epoxy?
Posted by: Mud Hole Custom Tackle (---.se.biz.rr.com)
Date: October 03, 2017 09:05AM

Guys around the shop have achieved this by doing a secondary application with a matte varnish [www.mudhole.com] after first apply normal epoxy finish. This is also a great way to achieve the look on a rod that you've already finished.

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Re: Non shine epoxy?
Posted by: Mike Beauchamp (---.as13285.net)
Date: October 08, 2017 03:30PM

Thanks again guys.

I have tried the talc method and the result was extremely cloudy, gold (ish) almost yellow, not clear at all but amazigly it still had a shine.
Tried a very tiny dash of talc and the results were unimpressive, almost indistiquishable from the basic finish.

So Ive decided to go with regular 2 part epoxy then dull it down with fine abrasive wet&dry 800 grit rubbing paper which seems be to be easiest option, if that doesnt produce the desired result I will apply the matt poly varnish as advised above.


Thank you for all your advice.

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Re: Non shine epoxy?
Posted by: Billy Vivona (---.nycmny.fios.verizon.net)
Date: October 09, 2017 06:44AM

LMAO @ baby powder!!!

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