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Post by Mojo^ »

When you dip your first scoop, you'll understand why. Gluvit flows more easily (much thinner) and has a longer pot life. It will seep into seams, welds, rivets or what have you. SteelFlex just kind of lays there waiting for you to push it around.

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Mojo^ wrote:When you dip your first scoop, you'll understand why. Gluvit flows more easily (much thinner) and has a longer pot life. It will seep into seams, welds, rivets or what have you. SteelFlex just kind of lays there waiting for you to push it around.
Well, I have a gallon of Steelflex coming and don't think I'll use it all on the bottom of my boat. Was just trying to think of something to use it on and add double insurance to leaks.
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You'll end up mixing small batches together to work from. Anything you have left over, I'd hold on to. The shelf life should be okay to use again in the future if needed.

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Brine wrote:You'll end up mixing small batches together to work from. Anything you have left over, I'd hold on to. The shelf life should be okay to use again in the future if needed.
Yeah, from reading on here, I was gonna mix 1 quart at a time. I'm gonna give it a shot on the inside bottom and see how it works out. Definitely gonna save what I have left over.
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Does anybody know the shelf life on steelflex? I ordered a gallon of black for my 14' jon boat. But it looks like I'm going to hold off on decking it out. Might be buying a house in the next month or so if everything goes good. Any ideas?
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Anybody in Ontario Canada Order this stuff? I want to order but wondering if they will ship it over the border, i know gluvit is unavailable up here now.if so how much will it cost me? and does it come in Grey?

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bdbarrie wrote:Anybody in Ontario Canada Order this stuff? I want to order but wondering if they will ship it over the border, i know gluvit is unavailable up here now.if so how much will it cost me? and does it come in Grey?

Thanks
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It does come in gray, that is what I ordered (they include the pigment to add).

Seems like I've read on here that some canadians have ordered it. Search this thread or the site and see if you can find it.
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hallzyballzy wrote:Does anybody know the shelf life on steelflex? I ordered a gallon of black for my 14' jon boat. But it looks like I'm going to hold off on decking it out. Might be buying a house in the next month or so if everything goes good. Any ideas?
The folks at Fasco told me about one year.

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Thanks for the reply. Appreciate the help on this forum.
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I was wondering the cure time on steel flex, Could I get away with painting in a heated garage ? or does it take a few days to cure? I wouldn't want to run heaters more then 2 days straight but 24 hours at a time between coats would work... if I have to wait till spring I will but I'd like to have this thing in the water by april and counting on weather in NJ is like playing russian roulette. I havn't called fasco yet, figured somebody on here could help me out. Thanx in advance!

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downtofish wrote:I was wondering the cure time on steel flex, Could I get away with painting in a heated garage ? or does it take a few days to cure? I wouldn't want to run heaters more then 2 days straight but 24 hours at a time between coats would work... if I have to wait till spring I will but I'd like to have this thing in the water by april and counting on weather in NJ is like playing russian roulette. I havn't called fasco yet, figured somebody on here could help me out. Thanx in advance!
I was wondering the same thing 8)

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Post by MRichardson »

Regarding the "regular" Steelflex:

I've read this thread through and through multiple times, yet cannot see any specific example wherein this stuff was actually noted to be difficult to paint over. I do see where someone a few pages in says "they heard" paint did not stick, but no specific example. Thereafter a small portion of the posts seem to agree, but not sure why.

Jerry at Fasco told me it could be painted over, no problem. Someone toward the end stated that he said it could not, that only Steelflex could go over Steelflex.

Very confusing. Anyone here have direct personal experience painting over the regular Steelflex? If so, how did it work out? Any flaking, separating, peeling?

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I'm doing a 14' Jon boat project, and the person before be let barnicals eat away at the bottom of the hull, Can I spray steelflex on the bottom to strengthen it? If you take a screw driver and stab the bottom you can puncher it, but not the sides.

I was thinking bedliner might work...

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125temple wrote:I'm doing a 14' Jon boat project, and the person before be let barnicals eat away at the bottom of the hull, Can I spray steelflex on the bottom to strengthen it? If you take a screw driver and stab the bottom you can puncher it, but not the sides.

I was thinking bedliner might work...
....SAY WHAT? Personally if the hull is in that shape I wouldn't consider it sea worthy under any circumstances no matter what you coated the bottom with!!

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Galveston340 wrote:
125temple wrote:I'm doing a 14' Jon boat project, and the person before be let barnicals eat away at the bottom of the hull, Can I spray steelflex on the bottom to strengthen it? If you take a screw driver and stab the bottom you can puncher it, but not the sides.

I was thinking bedliner might work...
....SAY WHAT? Personally if the hull is in that shape I wouldn't consider it sea worthy under any circumstances no matter what you coated the bottom with!!
Yeah, I know where you are coming from. It's a project. I'l fix it.