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Smurth1984

Active Member
Hi Guys
im having a few problems with my nela or multi atm
It keeps tiger striping like f**k atm
clean trowelling up water. yes
Clean trowel. yes
first coat layed on with mt
flatted with refina spat
new gear mixed up same as above
on closeing in trowel with mt
finish with nela
HELP
Cheers
 

Davy sned

Active Member
Have you been using it long I did that at start then I stopped holding it like my normal mt trowel and held my nela more on the flat and sprayed the trowel with water and never had a prob again but it could be a multitude of things
 

Smurth1984

Active Member
had it about year now worn in my mk1 super flex did not do it but it was that worn and out off shape it had to go its only the mk2 thats giving me the problems
 

Davy sned

Active Member
I was going to throw mine away but I just kept working it and wouldn't use anything else now like everything else just keep at it you'll find your feet in time be something simple
 

Simon85

Well-Known Member
Gps right, if you can't get it right with the nela in the set, go back to not using it again for a while. No point flogging a dead horse. It's only meant to be used at the very end anyways to shine up really so shouldn't be a problem with tigers stripes if wall. Basically finished. Wall should be in good order before using a flex trowel. Some sets I don't bother putting medi anywhere near it, just steel start to finish.
 

Bagrat

Well-Known Member
Tiger stripes is only timings wrong just leave it long before flex !do a test section on wall if it stripes stop if it don't carry on .
 

Nicm

Well-Known Member
I just stick to the carbon mt now although have 2 Nelas carbon and stainless still in the box.Every pallet of skim just seems to be different requiring different timings.Had the Nela s*p*r*lex and Refina one but just find the carbon can deal with anything
 

Marshy

Private Member
I've gone to using board finish these days as multi is f**k**g wank !!! Very gritty and inconsistent last couple of months.
 

Vincey

Private Member
Hi Guys
im having a few problems with my nela or multi atm
It keeps tiger striping like f**k atm
clean trowelling up water. yes
Clean trowel. yes
first coat layed on with mt
flatted with refina spat
new gear mixed up same as above
on closeing in trowel with mt
finish with nela
HELP
Cheers
Hi mate, I know it's hard to discuss on net but do you find it happens more towards the end of you gauge rather than at the flatten stage?
 

Ashleyscoob

Active Member
Hi Guys
im having a few problems with my nela or multi atm
It keeps tiger striping like f**k atm
clean trowelling up water. yes
Clean trowel. yes
first coat layed on with mt
flatted with refina spat
new gear mixed up same as above
on closeing in trowel with mt
finish with nela
HELP
Cheers
pop down to alston site i will show you how to sort it lol
 

robbiboy1970

Active Member
its knackered mate you need to sell it a.s.a.p .......i will take it off your hands for a cheap price and take a gamble...you see its the recycled steel its not what it used to be...its them Sheffield steel workers chucking their tab ends in the furnice , and you can guarantee that one of em needed to get rid of an old bed .."fillthatfurnicefriday" that caused that to your trowel trust me....i remember when i seven riding around on my Raleigh chopper with a buckled wheel thinking if only they'd recycled this properly i would be further up the road with my mates ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................naaa not realy just give it longer.....
 

BigK

Private Member
Is it a flexi spat you're flattening with (Refina) I find this causes tiger stripes later in the gauge


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