Tips on preventing air bubbles?

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    Heat from a bubble buster🔥
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    Woodhunter

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    I am on the Olympic Peninsula of WA State. Was having trouble with the epoxy not spreading properly and a few bubbles. Out side temp now is about 62 degrees ( 4:45 PM June 16 2021) and I keep the shop from 65 to 68 degrees.

    Bought this thing 3 weeks ago. I run it up to 120 degrees and let the bottles sit in the water for about 30 minutes.

    Epoxy mixes easier, goes on the wraps nicely, and no bubbles.



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    I also ditched the disposable brushes per Salty Dawg's advice and now use wide Sable brushes. And his recommend Xylol for brush cleaning. Both work great! Thanks Bill.
     
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    I am on the Olympic Peninsula of WA State. Was having trouble with the epoxy not spreading properly and a few bubbles. Out side temp now is about 62 degrees ( 4:45 PM June 16 2021) and I keep the shop from 65 to 68 degrees.

    Bought this thing 3 weeks ago. I run it up to 120 degrees and let the bottles sit in the water for about 30 minutes.

    Epoxy mixes easier, goes on the wraps nicely, and no bubbles.



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    I also ditched the disposable brushes per Salty Dog's advice and now use wide Sable brushes. And his recommend Xylol for brush cleaning. Both work great! Thanks Bill.
    Thought about getting one, CA, gets pretty cold in winter! ❄️
     
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    Mtnfshr

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    Thought about getting one, CA, gets pretty cold in winter! ❄️
    A bathroom or kitchen sink does they same thing and best of all, you already have those. 🙂
    I use a bathroom sink and don't fill it all the way up to the levels of the finish in the bottles. It only takes five or 10 minutes to get them where they flow better. I let them cool down for 5 minutes afterwards and it doesn't seem to affect the viscosity any. The cooling also helps it to not go off so quickly, thus setting up faster.
     
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