..that makes sense. I've been looking at my old 70's Chopper mags, and most every custom painter advertisement that would be in the back of the magazines mentioned the word 'epoxy'... most with the line of 'fuel-proof epoxy'.
I bet that gel coat is super tough. I know that I've painted a few of the old 70's helmets that had a clear coat of something over a flake base, and there was nothing that seemed to touch that clear..... I tried lacquer thinner, paint remover.... nothing would bite into it, except really coarse sandpaper, and even then... that stuff is tough. On those helmets, it has to be a clear gel coat.
Thanks again - and I'm guessing that now with the modern polyurethanes, there is really no need to be putting the extra work into using a clear resin / gel coat.
Mystery solved. Time to go puzzle myself over something else....
"clear". But I guess it was kinda used like that around here. The use I remember most, was guys shooting it over their favorite Playboy centerfold on the bottoms of the hoods on their stock cars out... more
The "epoxy" we used when we mixed in the flake was a thicker one than what we used for the Clear. We sanded the Flake/Epoxy mix with 180 grit dry paper. Thats about all that would cut that stuff. The ... more