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By the time I get home it is dark. I'll take some Sat.

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As you can see the color did not come out as planned. Also it did not go on very smooth. My dad was brushing it on in the corners of the chines and I was rolling it over everything. I tried to go back over his brush marks, but I didn't get them all. I'm more concerned with the boat not leaking, which I believe I have accomplished.

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Just ordered my SteelFlex from Fiberglass Supply Depot this morning. Great people to work with. Called him to correct my address and no problems. He called back later and was able to help me with getting the correct rollers to use. I feel like he didn't take advantage of someone who wouldn't know that he ordered the wrong type of roller. Instead he recommended the right roller to substitute.

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What rollers did he recommend? Im about to lay some black steel flex on the bottom of mine. Thanks

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I recently bought some epoxy and steel flex from fiberglass supply. They were very helpfull. Recomended roller is short nap solvent resistant btw.

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Oh a pic. Something a bit different from the norm. Its built from plywood. Sealed with 5 coats epoxy. 2 coats of steel flex. Front panel bolts on to make it water tight.
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Hey anyone know how steel flex is long term? Also I'm tiring to find it with no luck anyone know where i can buy it?

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Does anyone know what steelflex looks like with no color added. I didn't order pigment. I've read that it's cream colored and I've read its clear/cloudy. I plan on doing the bottom and sides of a 1542 flat bottom. Should I paint first then rough it up? Or is it a solid enough color that you won't even see what's underneath?
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I love steelflex, installed it on a buddies boat last summer. You can push the boat around on the trailer with one finger!

Steelflex 9x-2000 on 14 foot jon boat:

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All the Fasco products that you can buy online. Fasco does not do online sales.

We are the main distributor for Fasco online.

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TTSam wrote:I just got off the phone with Fasco. Spoke with a nice lady but could not really understand her nor could she really help me. She gave me an email to send my order request but what I need to know is how much should I get. I was told 3 quarts is $47.00(this is the non teflon) and 1 gallon $107.00. My boat is 15 long and 5 wide. I just want to do the bottom and up the side say 8-10 inches. I have read that many have had plenty left over after multi coats. How much they bought, I have no idea. Any help would be appreciated.
A gallon will do about 100 to 120 sq feet.
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Hello everyone, first post on the forums though I have been reading and using them a lot lately. Last week I started my own restoration project on a 1988 bass tracker 17 tx, I will start a thread soon with all my progress and pics.

So here is my question. I am about to order steel flex to coat the bottom with, I do a lot of fishing on the Missouri River. Should I order the basic 9000 or the slick stuff. If I order the basic will I need to paint it to get a black bottom or is there an additive to get a black. Or do I paint over it?

Also my plain as of now is to put some g flex over some of the rivets prior to applying the steel flex, will I have any issues withe the performance and adhesion of the steel flex if I do this?