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Fullerplast
« on: October 16, 2019, 11:05:35 AM »
I know it was the go to finish for pros, for a long time. Wondering who has used it in the past and what everybody's go to is now.
I still use conversion varnish, aka; Fullerplast.

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Re: Fullerplast
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2019, 11:08:27 AM »
Base coat epoxy top coat with Krystal

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Re: Fullerplast
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2019, 11:29:13 AM »
I forgot to mention the CV I am using now is Mowhawk Ultra Clear 550. I used to use Hood Finishing CV, which was one of the best products I have ever used. 24hr pot life, could be re-catalyzed after the pot life expired, had a separate flattening agent to customize sheen. I could go on and on...

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Re: Fullerplast
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2019, 08:13:34 AM »
I used Fullerplast with success and satisfaction for years, then switched to Thunderbird and like it even better. It looks better and is even tougher.

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Re: Fullerplast
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2019, 11:41:07 AM »
I used Fullerplast for a no. of years, it was a poor finish for bows it would chip off leaving exposed wood on the edge of the limbs and sometimes you could scape it off with you finger nail . I think it was very fussy about temps during application . I would never use it again there are other much better finishes on the market .

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Re: Fullerplast
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2019, 01:04:09 PM »
CV is definitely not tolerant of application outside of recommended parameters. That said I have a Bow with 40 yr old Fullerplast and many 10+ yr old Bow's that look pretty good. Tim, your issue sounds like operator error.

Offline Tim Finley

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Re: Fullerplast
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2019, 10:40:01 AM »
I made several hundred  hundred bows and finished with fuller plast I knew how to use it that's why I quit it wasn't durable . I seen other bowyers bows that had chips and open spots from FP. Thunder bird is far more durable so are some urethanes. Finish is very important on a bow not only in appearance but in moisture protection I got a beautiful finish with FP but it wasn't durable for a hunting bow.

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Re: Fullerplast
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2019, 12:26:18 PM »
Sorry, I should not have made that assumption. I agree with you that epoxy is going to be more durable than conversion varnish. I'm just put off by the finishing schedule.

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