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Old 10-04-2010, 08:56 PM
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Are there any other good coatings to finish off a Copper John? I'm making a real mess with 5 minute epoxy. It's alway too thick, and goes on lumpy for me. It dries lumpy too. A guy in a shop in Mammoth said he uses Knot Sense. I'll bet he means the UV kind. Maybe a way to thin epoxy?
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get a clear fingernail polish. Cheap and effective.
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Jimmie,

Try Sally Hansen's Hard As Nails (dubbed "SHHAN" by Joni) in clear. Easy to apply and it should do the trick for you.

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Jimmie,

Try Sally Hansen's Hard As Nails (dubbed "SHHAN" by Joni) in clear. Easy to apply and it should do the trick for you.

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What they said. Sally Hansen's is actually used darned near world wide for head cement, bodies (as asked above), etc. Beauty of the stuff is it comes in every colour in the Rainbow so you can really get 'creative' with the product.
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Are there any other good coatings to finish off a Copper John? I'm making a real mess with 5 minute epoxy. It's alway too thick, and goes on lumpy for me. It dries lumpy too. A guy in a shop in Mammoth said he uses Knot Sense. I'll bet he means the UV kind. Maybe a way to thin epoxy?
UV Knot sense is pretty perfect for copper johns. That stuff is too expensive to use in larger quantities on surf candies and such, but for shellback dots its pretty great. The bottle even makes it easy.

Just tie up a batch, and stick them in foam. Dot them near an exterior door, cap the bottle, take them outside, and in 3 mins yer set.
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Thank you everyone. I don't have UV Knot Sense, but plan to get some now (I thought that you had to have the little expensive light). I do have SHHAN in clear that I'll try. I love the idea of SHHAN in different colors.
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