Dan Rinehart's Aquaclear Clearcoat

Submitted by Cecil Baird ( ) on 02/10/2004. ( )

Just used Dan's Aquaclear Clearcoat competition gloss that is an acrylic urethane and it seems to do an excellent good job. My question is, how long until it is cured enough to ship the fish? I have two pedestal brookies I need to ship to New York.

Anyone that has used it know? I was using a similar product by Lifetone and it cured in only an hour. This seems to take longer. Mckenze discontinued it.

I know I can call Dan tomorrow but I wondered if anyone knew tonight.

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My Guess

This response submitted by Kenneth on 02/10/2004. ( )

I have no idea about this 2 part clear coat, but many of the 2 part glosses sold by taxidermy supply houses are automotive clearcoats. I buy it at the automotive parts house and it provides a fabulous finish. It does have a longer curing time. When shipping, I always wait at least 72 hours. It tends to "dent" if it is not cured properly. Like I said, I have no idea if Dan's is a similar product.

I believe it is an automotive product

This response submitted by Cecil Baird ( ) on 02/11/2004. ( )

But it's a 4:1 instead of 2:1. Thanks appreciate it.

For those of you who are curious

This response submitted by Cecil Baird ( ) on 02/15/2004. ( )

This product hardened the next day although I waited several days before handling. Seems to be a good product and it is an automotive clear coat. However I can't afford the automotive clearcoats available in local stores due to the minimum quantities of at least a gallon.

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