Bubbles

norcalfranknorcalfrank Posts: 1,046Member ✭✭✭
Dipped two stocks this morning. Both exactly the same materials, both same result.

What is happening is after I dip and let it sit for a minute, before I rinse I can see bubble forming under the film. When I rinse, I get what you see in the pic.. I'm at a loss as I haven't had this happen before.

Ohw paint which has been on the stocks for a couple of days
K2 super brew
90 degree water
60 second soak, 2 passes, glasses out
Maybe 10-15 seconds dwell time to dip
Twn kryptek Typhon



Post edited by K2Concepts on

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  • norcalfranknorcalfrank Posts: 1,046Member ✭✭✭
    That should say 60 second soak, 2 passes and glasses out. Sorry, I posted from my phone.
  • MidOhioHydrographicsMidOhioHydrographics Posts: 9,404Member, Moderator, Business Ninja El Moderator
    Under activated. Slow your passes or add one, or let it dwell a little longer before dipping. Test w/ some speed shapes so you don't have to keep redoing the stock.
  • norcalfranknorcalfrank Posts: 1,046Member ✭✭✭
    edited December 2017

    Under activated. Slow your passes or add one, or let it dwell a little longer before dipping. Test w/ some speed shapes so you don't have to keep redoing the stock.

    Well I thought under activated. But I did do a speedshape before starting and it worked fine. I'll try more activator. Thanks.

    On edit, do you think activator looses it's potency after awhile? The SuperBrew I'm using is about a year old and has yellowed in the container some.
  • WileECoyoteWileECoyote Posts: 6,407Member, Moderator, Business Ninja El Moderator
    Just underactivation, different results from a smaller piece because you are applying it differently in a smaller area. Unless you leave the cap off the activator, you will be fine. It only evaporates, doesn't really lose it's effectiveness.
  • MidOhioHydrographicsMidOhioHydrographics Posts: 9,404Member, Moderator, Business Ninja El Moderator
    Yeah I think it's just that you're inadvertently laying on less when doing a larger part. It's common and I have been guilty myself plenty of times.
  • norcalfranknorcalfrank Posts: 1,046Member ✭✭✭
    Man, I have had nothing but problems today.
  • K2ConceptsK2Concepts Posts: 13,342Administrator El Jefe

    Yeah I think it's just that you're inadvertently laying on less when doing a larger part. It's common and I have been guilty myself plenty of times.

    This...and the yellowing is caused by the aging of the "aromatic" in the activator...does not affect the activator in any way...
  • norcalfranknorcalfrank Posts: 1,046Member ✭✭✭

    Yeah I think it's just that you're inadvertently laying on less when doing a larger part. It's common and I have been guilty myself plenty of times.

    This...and the yellowing is caused by the aging of the "aromatic" in the activator...does not affect the activator in any way...
    Thanks Jim!

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