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Decided to give this finish a shot because I read some good things about it. I've had very mixed results but mostly poor. It bubbles badly and if any heat is applied, hardens and seals in the bubbles rather than popping them. It hazed over blue and began to delam after the first trip out on one rod. The gaff I used it on seems to be okay, just a few annoying bubbles.

So if anyone was looking to use this stuff, figured I'd put out a warning! Any one else have any experience with it? Maybe I got a bad batch?
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    Thanks for the heads up.

    My experience has been that Flexcoat is very easy to work with but yellows very badly very quickly on the rod. I have seen some rods I have built a year or two down the road and have been embarrassed.

    I switched to ProKote and while it takes longer to cure, it is crystal clear and bubble free. It will be difficult to get me to switch from ProKote.
     
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    Thanks for the heads up.

    My experience has been that Flexcoat is very easy to work with but yellows very badly very quickly on the rod. I have seen some rods I have built a year or two down the road and have been embarrassed.

    I switched to ProKote and while it takes longer to cure, it is crystal clear and bubble free. It will be difficult to get me to switch from ProKote.
    Thanks for the heads up!
     
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