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Old 10-16-2019, 04:49 PM   #1
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Gladiator Spartacus 120 Invert roller

One unpublished roller, made for USA waters.
120 stretching length, shaft 150 cm / 8.5 mm.
First shot on Puerto Rico.
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Old 10-16-2019, 04:58 PM   #2
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Re: Gladiator Spartacus 120 Invert roller

Very nice, red band stay on all the time, except in storage? I like the T-shirt!
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Old 10-16-2019, 05:14 PM   #3
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Very nice, red band stay on all the time, except in storage? I like the T-shirt!
Right. Red one is 17.5 mm Pathos (Primeline) on 340%. Very easy to load no matter of high stretching factor because it's just one piece of rubber loaded by Archimedes pulleys.
I am a little proud on T-shirt design. I did it by myself.
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Old 10-17-2019, 03:01 AM   #4
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Re: Gladiator Spartacus 120 Invert roller

Beautiful gun!

BTW a few question (if you don't mind sharing some secrets of the trade).... Airbrushed paint? Which product are you using to coat the gun? Two component PU or Epoxy top coat? And how do you achieve that satin finish? Steel wool rub once it is cured?

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Old 10-17-2019, 12:42 PM   #5
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Very nice gun! I like your line management on the side.
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Old 10-17-2019, 12:53 PM   #6
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Beautiful gun!

BTW a few question (if you don't mind sharing some secrets of the trade).... Airbrushed paint? Which product are you using to coat the gun? Two component PU or Epoxy top coat? And how do you achieve that satin finish? Steel wool rub once it is cured?

Thanks!

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Right, some airbrush touch. Two component matt clear coat over 3-4 epoxy coats. No steel wood, not any material for that final look, just clear coat. Right mixture of air and clear coat and that's it.
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Old 10-17-2019, 12:54 PM   #7
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Very nice gun! I like your line management on the side.
Thx!
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Old 10-17-2019, 01:07 PM   #8
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One unpublished roller, made for USA waters.
120 stretching length, shaft 150 cm / 8.5 mm.
First shot on Puerto Rico.
Very nice gun. Another option for me to make my decision more difficult.
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Old 11-24-2020, 04:36 PM   #9
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One unpublished roller, made for USA waters.
120 stretching length, shaft 150 cm / 8.5 mm.
First shot on Puerto Rico.
I've got a question. Are you just using that orange loop to pull back, or are you also hooking that on to your shark fin? I just noticed the knot in the middle of your gray wishbone and wasn't sure if that would interfere with hooking onto your shark fin.
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Old 11-25-2020, 08:46 AM   #10
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I've got a question. Are you just using that orange loop to pull back, or are you also hooking that on to your shark fin? I just noticed the knot in the middle of your gray wishbone and wasn't sure if that would interfere with hooking onto your shark fin.
That orange loop is replaceable and used for hooking also.
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Old 11-26-2020, 06:35 AM   #11
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I was looking again at the pictures and I cannot tell if the CF looking areas is actually CF or just water transfered. I can't seem to find any seams or transitions between the "suposedly" CF skinned areas and the naked wood.

If it is a trade secret... no need to tell me!

Regarding the matt finish... is that automotive or marine PU matt clear coat? I have never used PU clear coat, only epoxy top coats (glassy finish). Doesn't look thick at all... epoxy builds up much thicker no matter what (need to be carefull with the track depth not to overcoat it, otherwise it ruins the track-mech alingment.

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Old 11-26-2020, 08:43 AM   #12
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I was looking again at the pictures and I cannot tell if the CF looking areas is actually CF or just water transfered. I can't seem to find any seams or transitions between the "suposedly" CF skinned areas and the naked wood.

If it is a trade secret... no need to tell me!

Regarding the matt finish... is that automotive or marine PU matt clear coat? I have never used PU clear coat, only epoxy top coats (glassy finish). Doesn't look thick at all... epoxy builds up much thicker no matter what (need to be carefull with the track depth not to overcoat it, otherwise it ruins the track-mech alingment.

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CF areas are actually carbon fiber areas, not hydrographics, but some airbrush work made it seamless.
Under clear coat are 3 layers of epoxy resin.

Track is once adjusted and tape protected all the time until clear coat is applied.
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Old 12-16-2020, 04:59 AM   #13
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Wow. This is art.
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