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Old 18-01-2008, 12:00   #1
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Coelan

Done the search and there is not much here.

Has anybody used this product for their brightwork and what were the results. My research shows that this may be the ticket for a lazy SOB like me. Lots of work at the front end, years of satisfaction to follow.
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Old 18-01-2008, 12:53   #2
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Maddog,

I think you're right. I used Coelan 2 years ago on the trim around my cockpit, and posted a report....I think on the SSCA board.

Lots of work up front, including getting it on in the proper timeframe. After 2 years, it is still very durable and shows no sign of breakdown.

I may bite the bullet this year and add a few more coats.

By the way, it's MUCH easier to do on flat surfaces which are unbroken by, e.g., cleats, winches, etc.

It's also physically impossible to meet the timeframe requirements shown on the can. Maybe they've addressed this in two years?

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Old 18-01-2008, 14:25   #3
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Would I be better off buying more smaller cans at the higher price, as opposed to 1 large can? I downloaded all the tech data from the website and they are pretty clear that it all has to be used that day.
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Yes, undoubtedly.

However, they don't tell you that it's physically impossible to apply it all in one day, because:

1. you need 6-8 coats for good coverage and settling; and

2. under IDEAL drying conditions, I found it takes 4 hours between coats.

Now, tell me how you're gonna do that!

Bill

Hint: you can stretch it to 2 days :-)
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Very good. I'm thinking of using for brightwork in the cockpit and the hatch and doors. How much does this stuff cost anyways? I'll call permapro on Monday.
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Yes, undoubtedly.

However, they don't tell you that it's physically impossible to apply it all in one day, because:

1. you need 6-8 coats for good coverage and settling; and

2. under IDEAL drying conditions, I found it takes 4 hours between coats.

Now, tell me how you're gonna do that!

Bill

Hint: you can stretch it to 2 days :-)
Take it to Alaska in the summer. The day doesn't end for a month or so.
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