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These yellow foam roller covers are intended for use with gloss or semi-gloss coatings and finishes. Foam roller covers will not leave lint or stipple behind. Sold in packs of two.
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Note: These rollers work well with urethanes, polyurethanes, paints, gelcoat, and primers, but some users have reported that they are not solvent-resistant enough for some epoxy applications. If superior solvent resistance is a requirement for your project, consider the related West System 8002 roller cover listed below.
Can you use these for epoxy
These rollers tend to break down with epoxies, and would be fine for a very small project. We would recommend the Epoxy Plus roller covers generally.
JD Tech Associate
how thick of nap is this foam roller. i am hunting for 7" x1/8" nap foam rollers?
I do not know. I never used the rollers. I had someone else do the rolling. Sorry. Merry Christmas
The nap is about 1/8 inches. I bought these and some shorter rollers for rolling epoxy primer. They give quite a good finish once you figure out the optimum amount of thinners to add, but still need sanding afterwards. The primer dissolves the adhesive and after ten or fifteen minutes the foam starts unrolling and you need to change the roller. So if using aggressive thinners buy more than you think you need.
They are 1/8" thick. We were using them for coating a boat with epoxy but also found they worked very well for varnishing. They are good rollers. I have a new project for next year and will probably buy a case of them. Good luck
1/8 inch nap foam roller?
Used them with varnish on a boat. Worked great. As with a brush, requires tipping off.
1/8 inch nap foam roller great for high gloss finish on FLAT surfaceIf painting a curved boat hull I use the "roll and tip" technique.Roll high gloss paint on with 3 inch 1/16 nap Mohair pink Redtree roller that Jamestown has and have someone follow me to tip the paint with long strokes of a paint brush to catch drips and sags.A 9 inch roller is too wide to use on curved surface will cause drips.
What is the core material of this roller?
The rollers have a composition core. They hold up well to epoxy.
I believe they were cardboard core. These rollers work very well with both paint and varnish.
Did you experience stipple from the rollers when using AWLGRIP topcoat, and if so did you tip afterwards? If you didn't tip, how well did the paint flow out?I've applied AWLGRIP topcoat with the Jen foam brushes to small parts and was pleased with the results. The brushes held up rather well.
Well not a chemist, but one who has bought and used dozens of these rollers with both AWLGRIP epoxy primer, AWLGRIP 2 part polyurethane enamels, and Interlux Perfection (2 part Polyurethane), the core is most likely a phenolic resin, as it does not fall apart after hours of use. I would assume that your question has more to do with how well the core holds up to the solvents used in some paints. I have not tested these rollers with Lacquers. Hope this helps.
how many come in a pack?
AS I recall there were two rollers in the pack. They did a fine job applying varnish.
They come in packs of 2, just like it says in the description on the web-site. Love the rollers for spreading varnish before tipping.
I ordered the 9 inch roller covers to get a smooth finish on topside paint. Covers are spiral wound on the core and have separated at the seam leaving gaps. Customer support said "that is strange, if you like we can send you replacements. These are very popular and we never hear complaints." The replacements had the same defect, to which customer support responded "must be how it is with these rollers. I don't blame you for not wanting to use them for a smooth top coat paint project"
Not for Epoxy
Used this roller for TotalBoat Penetrating Epoxy thinned with acetone. The foam delaminates from the core after a couple panels.Thought it might have been the acetone, but used one again without any thinner and it quickly delaminated again.
Worthless chinese Junk. These are not solvent resistant at all. Use WEST rollers if you are using anything with "hot" solvents. Would give zero stars if I could. Hey Jamestown- stock up on quality products and stop pushing this Junk.
I will not buy this item again.
The foam delaminated from the roller on both hard foam roller s within the first few minutes of use.
Bought several packages of rollers and used three so far and on all three the foam came off of the roller.
Very poor quality
Rollers were not useable. Foam was not attached to cardboard tube, and they had raised ridges in them that left a line in the paint. Buy the hot dog rollers instead.
Chinese Roller Covers
I agree with the previous posters, these are Chinese Roller covers, and altho I have not used them yet, I will be buying some from Gougeon's as these already look like they are coming apart at the seams.
fast and effective way to apply coatings
I used these foam rollers to apply penetrating epoxy, epoxy barrier coats, bottom paints and Total Boat Gleam 2.o varnish. Coating went on in no time and in every case they resulted in uniform coverage. Also highly recommend cutting the roller to 'tip' the wet coating.One thing... I noticed my latest batch of rollers (Sept/Oct 2017) had some uneven seams and did not last as long as the roller covers purchased earlier in the year. Hope this is just a one-off and not indicative of of a lower quality product.
not too solvent resistant!
these are probably fine with many materials, I tried to use one to roll Awl Grip 545 epoxy primer, the epoxy soon dissolved glue holding the foam to the roller . made a mess. the package claims 'solvent resistant' , depends on the solvent, but West brand rollers DO work with 545 primer!
good but fail too quickly
Useful in applying a smooth finish,especially after rolling and then tipping. However, solvents in single part Brightside may cause foam to come unglued after 10 to 15 Sq ft. of painting. This is poor compatability.But I have found no better product