IM LOOKING FOR INFO ON A GOOD EPOXY TO APPLY TO MY COUNTER TOP OVERLAY I NEED SOMETHING THAT WILL ADD DEPTH AND SHINE PLUS ADD A HARD COATING TO PROTECT AGAINST SCRATCHING .
IVE BEEN HAVEING TROUBLE WITH FISH EYES AFTER APPLYING SEALER TO THE EPOXY COAT

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Also what can be done is giving the countertop a good wax job. Like turtle wax hard shell or other good wax. If you use the epoxy I'm talking about,apply it not to thick and give it a good wax it really won't scratch easy. The complaints I get are hot cups that leave rings never about scratches. On the subject of scratches two things can be done about them. Another epoxy layer or using scratch removal equipment the same as you see the headlight restoration or glass repair guys using. I got a kit one time and I did remove a scratch however I think I could put another coat of epoxy on faster if I had multibile scratches to fix.

Deb Carson said:
do you put anything on top of your epoxy to make it more scratch resistant?
Flex Overlays said:
Also what can be done is giving the countertop a good wax job. Like turtle wax hard shell or other good wax. If you use the epoxy I'm talking about,apply it not to thick and give it a good wax it really won't scratch easy. The complaints I get are hot cups that leave rings never about scratches. On the subject of scratches two things can be done about them. Another epoxy layer or using scratch removal equipment the same as you see the headlight restoration or glass repair guys using. I got a kit one time and I did remove a scratch however I think I could put another coat of epoxy on faster if I had multibile scratches to fix.

Deb Carson said:
do you put anything on top of your epoxy to make it more scratch resistant?
What is your epoxy and how can I get some?
Deb Carson said:
What is your epoxy and how can I get some?
Fiberglass Coatings Incorporated (UV Table Top Epoxy)
(727) 327-8117
3201 28th St N, St Petersburg, FL 33713
Ps It's Very superior ro Granicrete's Crystal Table top Epoxy and it's probably less then half the price they charge.By the way FGC ships anywhere in the world.
Several companies make a product called polyasparticurea. It is four times stronger than epoxy, goes down easier, sets up MUCH faster and is probably the most bullet proof sealer there is. You have to work fast, but you are not constrained by tempertaure. I made a sample yesterday with it..and it looks like glass!
I use polyaspartics on many counter tops and I like it but the stuff is not to be used without practicing first. It gets very hot very fast and you will have 10 mins or less to put it down. Make sure to defuzz your roller and buy the best roller you can afford. Mix SMALL amounts ... the stuff seems expensive at first but when you figure out how far it goes the price per foot is pretty low. Another system I like to use is a 2 part water based epoxy followed by a two part aliphatic urethane top coat ... usually use this when its hot and need more time to apply product. It has excellent abrasion resistance. The company i get my sealer from is APF out of Arizona ... Everyone has a system they like and what works for one guy doesn't work for another.

Michael said:
Several companies make a product called polyasparticurea. It is four times stronger than epoxy, goes down easier, sets up MUCH faster and is probably the most bullet proof sealer there is. You have to work fast, but you are not constrained by tempertaure. I made a sample yesterday with it..and it looks like glass!
Try Arizona polymers 200 or 250 or 500 its a polyurethane .. parks is not that good .. use a UV sealer or epoxy from a Marine supplier , Granicrete is great but very over priced ... all it's products... do a epoxy such on google.. I have a few good sites just can't remember .. i'm on base , so once im home I can give you that info later .
If you are using epoxies make sure it is UV resistant. I had a cast off site counter that was white and it turned yellow. Yellow like if someone was on B vitamins and peed all over it. I have been doing lots of skimcoats over existing laminate and the sealers are the hardest to deal with. No sealer is perfect at this time. I have done polyaspartic floors and am going to try this if you use it right you have plenty of time and it is one of the toughest products on the market. I have seen some polyaspartic on some counters and they were very nice. Waxing the surface after using a penetrating sealer works very well also. It is something the homeowner can maintain. This all depends on if you want a thick build or more natural look. Buddy Rhodes food grade wax works really well. White Mountain has a good penetrating sealer that the wax can go over.
just a little update on this subject..you can also put down an epoxy and then a pap over the epoxy..you get the depth of the epoxy and the rock hard and scratch resitance of the pap..am bidding right now on a bartop at a restaurant.

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