Plastic or Metal flexi trowel.

CFPltd Josh

New Member
I’m at college doing my nvq for plastering and for college I need an argument for a presentation to do with skim. I’ve been on for two years which is a blink to most of you on here. I just need the argument for why people don’t like plastics and people who do and the same about metal flex’s. Don’t care what they are.
 

zombie

Private Member
I’m at college doing my nvq for plastering and for college I need an argument for a presentation to do with skim. I’ve been on for two years which is a blink to most of you on here. I just need the argument for why people don’t like plastics and people who do and the same about metal flex’s. Don’t care what they are.

Coz there s**t
 

beader

Private Member
I’m at college doing my nvq for plastering and for college I need an argument for a presentation to do with skim. I’ve been on for two years which is a blink to most of you on here. I just need the argument for why people don’t like plastics and people who do and the same about metal flex’s. Don’t care what they are.
@Vincey The trowel don .If a trowel has been produced he would of tried it . :sisi:
 

Therealdeal5

New Member
Plastics are really only useful for the finish or “ the shine “ at the end of the set. Even then I use my flexi for the final trowel and the shine as I think it’s the best finish. Very rarely only if the skimcoat is “wavy shite” do I take out the plastic
 

Vincey

Private Member
I use my St blue plastic all the time two quick flattens you could argue that it sets the gear up for a better finish , and that the flexi metal would ruin it
 

Therealdeal5

New Member
I use my St blue plastic all the time two quick flattens you could argue that it sets the gear up for a better finish , and that the flexi metal would ruin it

how do you get rid of “shadows” that happen when you don’t apply enough pressure on the 2nd trowel?
 

Stewie03

Well-Known Member
lay it on flatten with speed skim on both coats let it pick up trickle of water trowel up with Marshalltown twitch and brush angles give it a cross with the Marshalltown then a last wipe with the spazzyflex sorted
 

Cockney1

Well-Known Member
lay it on flatten with speed skim on both coats let it pick up trickle of water trowel up with Marshalltown twitch and brush angles give it a cross with the Marshalltown then a last wipe with the spazzyflex sorted
Are you one of those blokes on a job that has a window sill full of trowels?
 

Wayners

Well-Known Member
Plastic flex too much. Scratches in blade need to be delt with and because that bit more flex you can't feel the surfaces so well. You can't level out bumps so well. The timing of when you use the plastic is more critical and the ends off the speed skim vanish and mine is wrapped with duck tape. Don't ever use now. Might cut up..

Not sure I agree with myself with some of that but just throwing that in for your collage
 
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