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Peter Smith 2430/09/2017 11:42:34
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The first time I did this I used polyester resin and fibre glass from Halfords. This I found to be strong smelling and rather cumbersome. If I use epoxy is it much the same?

I have been searching sites on the computer and found Eze-coat, a single part solution that says it can be used for this purpose.

Is there any strong opinions for or against this product?

On first look it appears to look good.

Ian Gardner30/09/2017 11:54:45
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I think you'll find ZPoxy is a preferred product for models. I have used it and like it. It is less odorous and sands well. Others could say more abour Eze-Cote.

Dave Milbourn30/09/2017 12:48:06
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I've used both. While Z-Poxy does result in a tougher finish I can't deny that Eze-Coat is easier to use. There's a video on You Tube showing how to use Eze-Coat with fibreglass cloth here **LINK** and an article on using both types here **LINK**


ashley needham30/09/2017 18:27:22
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If you are not going into battle, then Eze-Kote should be ok. I would not compare it to Z-poxy, epoxy or polyester resin as these last three are proper hard jobs, the Eze-Kote is more like a stiffish acrylic varnish in comparison.,


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