would someone please explain the steps on using Epo-Grip adhesive slow set for filling in fish seams then using a mac z scaler, just did some perch filled the seams then used the scaler to put the scales in right away, and it looks like they have dissapeared, do you leave it set awhile before you use the scaler? any other suggestions
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No need to finish the seam on a wall mount - spend that time putting more detail into the show side that's being viewed. And if it's a pedestal mount, you're going to want to do something a little more thorough as it'll be really noticeable. Just my opinion...
The cure time is between 5 and 6 hours. I'd suggest that you monitor it at about the 2 hour mark. It starts getting warm and that's the time to wet it down and run the scaler over it.
I use Epo-Grip Seam and Repair Putty. You can run a wet Mac-Z-Scaler over it immediately.
Why worry a whole lot about the wall side? I thin Bondo and pour it along the seam and it will self level, and as it kicks I trim the edges with a knife and I am done. I am then on to painting. Who cares if it has scale detail? Are you going to paint the back the same quality as the show side? Probably not.
I had someone try and impress me with the seam work on a fish at a show once. I had to bite my tongue to keep from saying, "but the show side looks worse than your seam.!" LOL
Make neat and professional but don't go overboard.
It's kind of like spending a lot of time cleaning the bottom of your vehicle when the paint job looks like crap.
for your info on the seams, and to the rest i just like my customers fish look exellent when they leave my shop.
"and to the rest i just like my customers fish look exellent when they leave my shop"
And we don't want out fish looking "excellent" when they leave the shop? If your fish are so "excellent" why are you asking for help?
Gee thanks what an insult. I would try and make my point again but I think you'd probably miss it again.
thanks for your input, didnt hit all the right keys, any help is excellent.