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Old 10-31-2016, 10:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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First attempt at using one of the Solarez (called Thin Hard).
Still learn and still have trying more of their product line.

I have more questions than answers and needs a few more under my belt to provide an initial evaluation. I have finished 3 so far. IMO The look of the finish is same as CA.

I will report more as I learn more. I believe others members are trying their products too. The company has dozens of options. I am experimenting with the 20 second and under cure products.
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Old 10-31-2016, 10:38 AM   #2 (permalink)
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That looks very nice! I also purchased some of the Solarez, but have not had a chance to try it yet.
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Tony, how is the odor with this stuff?? Are there any other safety concerns??? How does it polish and feel??
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So does it build up the same way as CA? Before switching due to the respiratory issues with CA, I never could get the hang of the number of coats and how that affected the fit. All of mine kept ending up too proud. I got close before switching and really have no desire to try again.
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Where did you get it, Tony? I might try some of it myself...
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First attempt at using one of the Solarez (called Thin Hard).
Still learn and still have trying more of their product line.

I have more questions than answers and needs a few more under my belt to provide an initial evaluation. I have finished 3 so far. IMO The look of the finish is same as CA.

I will report more as I learn more. I believe others members are trying their products too. The company has dozens of options. I am experimenting with the 20 second and under cure products.
Different Solarez then mine
Using 35 watt light , but turning my pool cues for 15 minutes minimum to let the finish to flow out and get level or even .
Then turning the light on for 3 or 4 minutes and rotate for 15minutes and back on with the light for 3 or 4 more minutes .

I will do that 3 or for Times
Let the cue turn more for a hour maybe two total .

I am using Epoxy as a base coat and I am using a commercial buffing wheel and polishing creams to polish out the whole piece to a glass like finish .

I am not using Solarez because it dries fast, I consider fast in 3 hrs or less .
I Use Solarez because it is clear and hard like glass but doesn't shatter .

Epoxy can take up to a week or so to fully harden up ..

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Very nice!
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Tony, how is the odor with this stuff?? Are there any other safety concerns??? How does it polish and feel??

Reluctant to answer until I know which one I am going to stick with. I am experiment and awaiting two more of their products. Among the 3 that I tried:

Odor: very low according to my nose

Safety concerns: I am the last to advise any one about that. Plenty of info on their site assuming if it can be trusted; they do publish their MSDS (sp?).
Polishes excellent, feels warm and hard, but not brittle or rubbery..still too early to tell. I have not had any cured around for more than a few days.

Finish is high shine.

High build like medium to thick CA.

But remember, what I tried may not be what anyone else has tried. And I am experimenting with the application process and sharing my results with one of the owners/inventors.

I had to learn much about UC curing and oxygen inhibition...but not hard....I even understood it.

I am not being evasive, I just don't want to mislead anyone. I am sure CA is not gong any where soon or ever.

If phone numbers are sent to me, I wll contact after work hours. Happy to share my experience which is very little to date.


Farmer's experience trumps mine 100-fold (if not more), but as he said, he is using a different Wahoo/Solarez product.

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:) good look on the pen there.
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