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Foam rollers - bubbles

Post by JimW » Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:01 am

Many years ago when I built my C19 high density foam rollers did a great job with system3 paint. I am having a hell of a time now finding a roller that doesn't leave a trail of thick bubbles! Ordered a few "better" quality rollers from THD. But no one has them "in stock". Anyone else running into this issue? Waiting a week for roller refills is beyond my patience level.


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Re: Foam rollers - bubbles

Post by Capt UB » Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:20 am

JimW wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:01 am
Many years ago when I built my C19 high density foam rollers did a great job with system3 paint. I am having a hell of a time now finding a roller that doesn't leave a trail of thick bubbles! Ordered a few "better" quality rollers from THD. But no one has them "in stock". Anyone else running into this issue? Waiting a week for roller refills is beyond my patience level.


I had luck with the 1/8", thin rollers. But still new to roll and tip way of painting. The 1/8 was great with doing a neat coat of epoxy too.
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Post by Jeff » Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:46 am

JimW, call us at Boat Builder Central 772.742.8535 and we can assist you with rollers in stock!!!! Thank you, Jeff

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Re: Foam rollers - bubbles

Post by fallguy1000 » Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:59 pm

Did you allow the induction time
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Post by JimW » Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:59 pm

Induction note is on primer only, no such instruction on the S3 topcoat.

New rollers came in, same result. Lots of bubbles. I gave up and taught myself to roll and tip myself. Pretty much triples the time to do a coat. In the immortal words of Tom Petty (RIP) "There ain't no easy way out". But 17 years ago, I did the whole C19 hull #1 with foam rollers and never had any problems with bubbles in my S3 paint.
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Re: Foam rollers - bubbles

Post by fallguy1000 » Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:45 pm

JimW wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:59 pm
Induction note is on primer only, no such instruction on the S3 topcoat.

New rollers came in, same result. Lots of bubbles. I gave up and taught myself to roll and tip myself. Pretty much triples the time to do a coat. In the immortal words of Tom Petty (RIP) "There ain't no easy way out". But 17 years ago, I did the whole C19 hull #1 with foam rollers and never had any problems with bubbles in my S3 paint.
I am facing self roll n tip as well.

Are you stirring the paint by hand?
Is the temp low in the building?
Did you thin at all?

I am having lotsa fun sanding paint lately!
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