Updated: Jan 7
iCoat epoxies are all Super High Gloss - 135-140 on Gloss Scale. For those who desire to reduce the gloss level, they can be honed down to 85-90 if desired.
If you're creating any type of stone like look, you may want the sheen finish honed down.
Another thing honing oil helps, is it adds even more scratch resistance, makes the finish more smooth, and much more natural looking.
Here's a YouTube video by Tim at iCoat, on how the honing oil works.
This photo image is from the video, but I am unable to capture the sheen difference in this still capture. The left side is the honed side.
Left side is honed. Right side is not.
iCoat ‘Epoxy Reflection Index’ Honing Oil is a cutting oil used to match the reflection scale of real stone and produce a honed stone look on epoxy countertops, tables, and bars.
iCoat Honing Oil is a cutting oil used in conjunction with a 3M Ultra Fine Scotchbrite Pad to help match the reflection scale of real stone and produce a honed stone look on epoxy countertops, tables, and bars. Can be used on coasters and trays as well.
Apply 3M Ultra Fine Scotchbrite Pad to a palm style vibrating sander (do not use an orbital sander). Apply a liberal amount of honing oil to a 2’ x 2’ section of countertop. With the sander in the off position distribute oil evenly over the section of countertop. Turn the sander on and move in an overlapping pattern. Wipe clean with a paper towel. Repeat in sections over the entire countertop to achieve the desired honed look.
On middle piece, in this photo left side is honed, right side is not.
You can hone the pieces as little or as much as you'd like.
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