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Bristol Finish in humidity

Looks like a washout weekend. That's not so bad for getting some of the list knocked off.

I have Bristol Finish on my cockpit table and it needs a top coat. The cockpit is fully enclosed right now, so rain would be kept off. I'm wondering if the high humidity might be a problem.
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Re: Bristol Finish in humidity

Might take longer to fully dry(?)
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Re: Bristol Finish in humidity

No first hand experience, but I doubt it. Unlike water based paint, Bristol doesn't dry, it cures and gives of some solvent. I'd be interested to hear about your general experience. I find horizontal surfaces to work very well. Controlling runs on vertical surfaces seems to be a challenge.
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Re: Bristol Finish in humidity

Only applying to horizontal table and cockpit coaming.
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Re: Bristol Finish in humidity

I've used Bristol Finish for years with pretty good success, but this Spring I twice had to re-do the top coat because of dew issues. Instead of a high gloss, I got a splotchy matt finish.

I'd be a little reluctant to try it in excessive humidity, although since I'm at Cape Canaveral, FL, I'm not sure I really know what "excessive humidity" is. That's pretty much the norm.
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Re: Bristol Finish in humidity

I've used the Bristol finish before in the summer in Florida when the humidity was 90% or better and had good results each time.....but like Shogan said the cure time is a bit longer when it's humid out.
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Re: Bristol Finish in humidity

Good stuff. Thanks. Turns out we've been diverted for the weekend and will have to take it up another time.
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Re: Bristol Finish in humidity

Worth checking with Bristol. Anything that uses water or other solvents, tends to have problems when the temp and humidity get high enough. Sometimes it is just a slow cure, sometimes a haze, sometimes it doesn't get as smooth. For the price of a phone call, always worth checking.
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