Time lapse experiment of Gloss Coating

This is my first experiment with time lapse photography and I am not altogether pleased. The gloss coat came out great but, time lapse isn’t like video, is it? With the time lapse, however; we get to cram an hour into 2 and a half minutes.
What this does not show is the thorough de-dusting. The surfaces were first cleaned with a vacuum and brush attachment, and then gone over with clean cotton rags. Next were multiple light handed passes with a tack rag. Remember that if your tack rag shows dust on the surface, it means there is still a lot of dust left. Opening up the tack rag completely and lightly bunching it is the most effective usage.

The reason we wanted to do a time lapse video is that this is a rather challenging part to gloss coat all in one go. Notice using a bristle brush and a narrow roller under the transom inwhale, and then shifting to a wider roller for the larger areas. Using a brush is asking for drips and it is a challenge to keep the coating thin enough that it doesn’t drip. The heat gun helps a lot in evenly brushing out a very thin coating of epoxy. The heat gun is set on low and always kept moving and well away from the surface.

The other area where the bristle brush is used extensively is around the hardware and gussets. No matter how thin you brush your epoxy on, there will likely be drips forming below the taped off hardware. These can be picked up with the foam brush.
Notice that we start this operation by coating the holes in the transom inwhale and the bulkhead. Any drips that form from coating these holes will be picked up when the surfaces are coated.

(We cropped out  frames where nothing was happening because glue was being mixed)
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