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post #1 of 4 Old 07-05-2017, 07:04 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy tons and tons of bubbles in flood coat epoxy 24 hour ago how can i salvage this mess

can I save this bar top? please and thank you!
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post #2 of 4 Old 07-05-2017, 07:12 PM
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Bubbles in epoxy have to be taken care of right away while the epoxy is wet. If it has dried then it can't be fixed without stripping the epoxy off and starting over.

When the bubbles appear you pass a torch over the surface to bring them to the surface and out of the epoxy. As many bubbles as you are describing it sounds like you got over aggressive stiring it. You have to stir epoxy gently.
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oh wow how do i strip off the flood coat?
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post #4 of 4 Old 07-05-2017, 07:30 PM
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Jasco makes a paint and epoxy remover.

I ran across another option you might try first. Take a drill bit the same size as the bubble and drill down to the bubble without going through. Then pour some epoxy in the holes. This is something I haven't done so I don't know if it makes the spots completely go away or not. You might try it and let us know. I assume if it works you pour another thin coat over the entire thing.
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