Originally Posted by Unimat
I wondered at the time if something like that was going on? I am currently building another and used a different wax. It didn't bead up and fisheye like before, but I still couldn't get the PVA to lie down flat and smooth. Wound up with a tiny "eggshell" texture on the finished part that I am unhappy with. There is some sort of sorcery required that I don't possess. Did the " mist coat" waited until it tacked up and followed with the "flow coat". The hardest part is getting it laid on until "just before it runs"! Now that I have done two, I know how much gelcoat is required for each part and I am going to skip the PVA next time.
Seconded it can still be a pain. I attempted to put 4 coats of partall over the shimmer, and there still must have been silicone contamination cause it beaded up just as bad.
I don't post on here much, but have kept a thread up elsewhere:
Interested to see what else you have in the process as this thread is going on 3 years now.
A last note: if anything pops up, fiberlay tech support at their corporate 800 # has proved very helpful in both product knowledge and application advice. I've talked to Dwayne in tech support a handful of times this week and figured out alot.