Originally Posted by Jim Cate
FWIW: HEre in Oz, the term "Flowcoat" refers to a specific product, and it is a thin polyester based resin designed to be used as paint
, usually over fiberglass
structures also based on polyester chemistry.
So, ragging on the OP for being unclear is not justified IMO.
Totally agree - I think it is just a language thing.
and New Zealand
, we all know that Flocoat (or flow coat to use the generic term) is polyester resin with pigment (grey, white or beige normally). No thickener is added, just wax in styrene, to seal the surface and allow the resin to catalyse. It is just painted or sprayed on. Who knows what it is called in Europe
or USA or UK, but it is the same thing.
As for the immediate problem, you could try wiping over with MEK (be sure to use goggles and gloves - it will kill your eyes if you get a splash in them). Otherwise it will eventually go off anyway. Funny
thing (also with a Bonito 22 !), I had a similar problem, just going over the bare polyester hull
inside locker areas I had opened up. Expected it to be hard within hours, but still tacky the next day. When we returned a couple of weeks later it was fine.
For a big job, it pays to try a small area to be sure of no issues. I have often thought what a mess it would be if a large area failed to go off.