steel flex or steelflex 2000

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steel flex or steelflex 2000

Post by REAL 7.3 » Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:56 pm

I'm stripping the bottom on my thurman deckover all the way down to bare aluminum. I was gonna put on regular steelflex and put frog spit on top of that But someone told me just to put steelflex 2000 on it and don't worry about the frog spit. Does anyone have any suggestions on which one I should do? And how slick is the 2000 compared to the other slick bottoms and how long does it stay slick. Thanks in advance for any suggestions
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Re: steel flex or steelflex 2000

Post by diamondback0320 » Mon Jul 22, 2013 2:15 pm

Best results I got out of all was 1gal reg steelflex depending size of your boat & then 2gal of quickslick,just make sure u ruff up the steelflex w/i think it was 24 grit grinding pad & clean aleast twice with acetone before applying quickslick,was slicker then any other I used & durable

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Re: steel flex or steelflex 2000

Post by cuban cracker » Mon Jul 22, 2013 10:30 pm

Call jerry at fasco. Talk to him. Then make up your mind. For mine I took his advice and putting only 2000. Then I will see how it holds up.
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Re: steel flex or steelflex 2000

Post by Seven3 » Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:01 pm

Jerry at Fasco also told me to only use the 2000, but I went with Mike Thurman's advice and put down a 1 gallon layer of steelflex 9x first, before putting another gallon of the 2000 on top of it. Some people say the 2000 doesn't bond well enough to bare aluminum to use it without a base layer, at least thats what I was told. The 9x base layer is pretty cheap, so to me it was worth the extra protection. But I'm sure 2000 alone will hold up fine.

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Re: steel flex or steelflex 2000

Post by swampsquatch09 » Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:55 pm

I'm bout to do a 2nd coat on top of my old one, its tough and slick its only wore down in a few spots, I go where evere I want and that's no exaggeration. I run ground a lot and follow the big boats through trails with no problem, the only reason really for the second coat of it is I'm taking my rigging out to weld some cracks up and thought why not put anouther layer down no complaints here
Only have a 320 its a huge improvement
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