Im a new user of LS Supreme Duragloss "light stable" a little backgound, Im still kind of new to rod building but already have re-build 5 rods and everyone is getting better everytime. I started using Flexcoat, then I moved to Diamond II finish y both cases I got really good results using the epoxies, I was amazed by D-II finish but was getting a really short pot life, recently I got an order from a local fishing charter for re-building 8 rods and then I needed to get a bigger bottle of epoxy and I was recommended by fiend to use LS supreme since it has a long pot life and have good reviews, so I ordered a Gallon of product. well, what it worked for FC or Diamond II finish it just dont work with this finish, I mean, on a long decorative wrap I just getting tons of lumps and uneven epoxy, same deal when appling it on the guides, it was less noticiable because are shorter but really ugly on the decorative trim, its seems thats its not much "self leveling" like Diamond II is. I tryed a second coat of LS finsih but it only got worst, when normally on the 2nd coat I fix any noticiable fail on the finish but this time it was as bad as the 1st coat. I know that epoxy brands might have different formula and work different but I have tried three times now on scrap fishing rods but still no avail to get a nice crystal clear and smooth finish like with D-II. some facts: - Im pretty sure I mix 1-1 portions, the resin on LS is pretty thick, I warmed the resin on a small bottle inside of a cup with warm water for about 5 minutes and that make it more liquid and let me mix it and work easily but still with the problems with lumps and some bubbles. - Im pretty sure that I mix it slowly and for about 5 minutes, just like with the other finish brands, no bubbles were noticible when I poured on a flat alloy foil. - on LS Supreme Im not using heat at all (I use on D-II and FC, tho) - after 3 days my LS epoxy on the tester crap rod was still rubbery feel and spongy, is this normal? - I read the instructions and didnt found anything different compating to another finish brands - the rod dryer Im using is a CRB 18rpm - LS supreme seems to be less forgiving with normal nylon thread that has not enough CP, a lot of bleedthough sections, while with FC or DII this was covered with 2 coats of CP, LS supreme seems to need at least 3 coats of CP but I still havent test that out yet, I can deal with this easy, tho. Im not posting this as a complain or to bitch about this product but to ask for help and to recieve direction on how to work with this finish, I now have a gallon of it and want to make it work. Im living on San Felipe (a small town) in Baja, Mexico, the climate is almost the same than Phenix or Vegas, pretty cold on winter but it never snow and extremely hot in summer and dry, no humedity at all (normally) any help or tip will be golden thanks in advance Alex PS: one last comment, yesterday I did another test but this time using a small batch that I have of Diamond-II finish on the same scrap rod and the results were really good, with just some long traces with the brush the epoxy got pretty even with zero bubbles, so, I know I not doing something wrong on the mixing or 1-1 ratio, I just need to change something on my method when using LS supreme, but still havent found whats the problem.