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CARE & FINISH: UV Protection

IF you wish to have your parts 2K acrylic clear lacquered to give a high long lasting shine and UV protection please ask for pricing or select the option when ordering.
Our default finish is normally Hard wearing, though not UV stable polished epoxy carbon fibre.

Please Note Epoxy Pre-preg products are not UV stable. Parts that have been polished by ReVerie will then have been black waxed. This finish would be regularly lightly coated with armour all or 606 protect ant which offer some UV protection.
Texallium products are particularly liable and can yellow in only 2 – 6 weeks. The epoxy resin will ‘yellow’ with prolonged exposure to UV radiation and material strength properties will slowly deteriorate. We recommend exterior products or those exposed to constant UV are either colour painted or at least Clear Lacquered. For deep shine and UV protection we recommend sanding and then finishing with automotive 2K Epoxy-Urethanes, Polyurethanes or Acrylic Spray Lacquers. The surface should be sanded so no gloss can be seen between warp and weft. The surface should be sanded with 180, 240 then 320 grit and a cleaning solvent used to remove grease or dirt prior to paint application. Several coats may be required (normally 3 to 4 light coats) to avoid pin-holing, common with painting composite products. Pin holes may be dubbed in carefully with a brush, then wet flatted for a final application of 3 thin coats. Let air dry only, you may stove the paint at 70’c once fully air dried.

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