U-40 vs D2 vs Flex Coat

What is your thoughts on the best finish?


  • Total voters
    24

djlo

Newbie
Sep 28, 2019
18
11
Carlsbad
Name
Dave
Boat
Longone
Been using Flex Coat since day one. Never been motivated to experiment with the other options since I always have had good results.
 
Upvote 0

Pitchinwedge

Member
  • Aug 7, 2016
    763
    489
    So Cal
    Name
    Sammie
    Boat
    None
    Is Gen 4 the old AFTCOTE ?
    Don't know... but don't think so?

    I used G4 on my last 2 rods. Fuji NOCP and Hitena Metallics. Rods came out great. Slight learning curve coming from Flex Coat High Build, but glad I gave it a try. No bubbs and for what little bubbles there are, the bubb control is amazing.

    Also, G4 is more viscous than FCHB. I think I still prefer the thicker FCHB for butt wraps, but G4 is super easy for doing the guides.
     
    • Like
    Reactions: plj46
    Upvote 0

    plj46

    I Post A Lot But I Can't Edit This
    Jan 7, 2008
    8,807
    12,085
    Socal
    Name
    john
    Boat
    24 ft grady white
    Don't know... but don't think so?

    I used G4 on my last 2 rods. Fuji NOCP and Hitena Metallics. Rods came out great. Slight learning curve coming from Flex Coat High Build, but glad I gave it a try. No bubbs and for what little bubbles there are, the bubb control is amazing.

    Also, G4 is more viscous than FCHB. I think I still prefer the thicker FCHB for butt wraps, but G4 is super easy for doing the guides.
    I noticed the Flex Coat high build is a lot thinner than the Ultra V.Makes me wonder why they call it that.I have to put minimum 3 coats of it (high build) to get a good build up.
     
    Upvote 0

    ssrmr2

    Member
    Mar 15, 2006
    976
    526
    OC
    Name
    Steve
    Boat
    17' montauk "Anger Management"
    I use d2 now.

    I have used pro wrap as well with no problems.
     
    Upvote 0

    gecsr1

    Plain Jane Rods...Hobby Rod Builder
    Jul 15, 2005
    14,819
    4,032
    Poway Ca
    Name
    Gary
    Boat
    No Boat Now
    I just tried prokote thick and its too thick for the epoxy mixer the weighted small metal that you put in the cup don't turn to mix the epoxy , so I tried the pro kote thin and it mixes fine the first coat on the guides came out wavy ? just put the second prokote application on looks like it leveled off but will see when it drys...
    think I will stick to Flexcote thick and D2 ..
    don't need all these problems and yes my room is warm 75 degress.
     
    Upvote 0

    Scold

    Yes, that's my back.
    Dec 1, 2009
    3,507
    2,174
    San Jose, CA
    Name
    Jon
    Boat
    N/A :(
    I’ve tried em all and classic coat is what I use.
     
    Upvote 0

    gecsr1

    Plain Jane Rods...Hobby Rod Builder
    Jul 15, 2005
    14,819
    4,032
    Poway Ca
    Name
    Gary
    Boat
    No Boat Now
    I just tried prokote thick and its too thick for the epoxy mixer the weighted small metal that you put in the cup don't turn to mix the epoxy , so I tried the pro kote thin and it mixes fine the first coat on the guides came out wavy ? just put the second prokote application on looks like it leveled off but will see when it drys...
    think I will stick to Flexcote thick and D2 ..
    don't need all these problems and yes my room is warm 75 degress.
    well I did a third coat but I combined the light and the heavy half and half before I mixed it and wow perfect consistency . went on nice flowed nice but when this is used up ..no more pro kote.
    going back to D2 and Flexcoat...
     
    Upvote 0

    gecsr1

    Plain Jane Rods...Hobby Rod Builder
    Jul 15, 2005
    14,819
    4,032
    Poway Ca
    Name
    Gary
    Boat
    No Boat Now
    question on Gen 4: what is the consistency of it as in thin , med or thick ?
     
    Upvote 0

    dsl

    I Should Upgrade My Account
  • Nov 20, 2017
    1,279
    576
    California
    Name
    Larry S
    Boat
    Landlover
    I have used Classic for many years, still do, High build, and Super Coat. It takes the flame nicely!
     
    Upvote 0

    gecsr1

    Plain Jane Rods...Hobby Rod Builder
    Jul 15, 2005
    14,819
    4,032
    Poway Ca
    Name
    Gary
    Boat
    No Boat Now
    "He certainly wanted Meghan removed, for a start, from the hitherto harmonious joint household that he and his brother had operated together for the best part of a decade. William simply did not want her or Harry around any more."
    what the heck are you talking about... if you can't post something that makes sense please don't reply / comment on my post.....
    I noticed you post a lot of Bull crap ..it because you want to be number 1 poster everyday ???
    go away please...
     
    Upvote 0