Refina vs marshall town flexi

BigBish

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Wondering which is best to use for a third trowel ? Been using steel all the way but am keen to give a flexi a go
 

John j

Mono Don
Wondering which is best to use for a third trowel ? Been using steel all the way but am keen to give a flexi a go
I like the refina plastic fantastics . The finetex 2 showing some promise as well. Think refina have got a steel trowel with just the right flex to it . Like the older steel xtra lights.
 

Cockney1

Well-Known Member
1 trowel is more than enough, if it’s on it’s way out then keep a second on board to break in gently.
 

John j

Mono Don
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1 trowel is more than enough, if it’s on it’s way out then keep a second on board to break in gently.
Take 4 in to job at min....but with good reason.
Lay on with finetex to bring it on . Flatten with 18 inch max as i cant use a speed skim and this is a joy to flatten with . Carbon then dry en with plastic fantastic lol.
Though once finetex is bit more worn i may f**k carbon n plastic of
 

zombie

Private Member
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Take 4 in to job at min....but with good reason.
Lay on with finetex to bring it on . Flatten with 18 inch max as i cant use a speed skim and this is a joy to flatten with . Carbon then dry en with plastic fantastic lol.
Though once finetex is bit more worn i may f**k carbon n plastic of
What the fucks a fine tex & what does to bring it on mean when skimming????
 

malc

TPF Special Forces
i have 2 different types of Marshalltown flex trowels.
duraflex, which is a traditional built trowel. wooden handle, with a small amount of flex.
the other one is a flex trowel, the early one was metal stuck on metal. the mark 2 has the black tape covering the back of the trowel.
my Refina 14" was a good trowel , but it became unstuck.
 

Ashleymcduff

Active Member
3 rd trowel ???

What happened to flattening it in and one cross trowel ?? Then a dry one ??
Egg shell finish not a sheet of glass
 
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Stewie03

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I use my ss Marshalltown to lay on, the speed skim st to flatten then finish with the ss marshalltown,
 

Cockney1

Well-Known Member
1 man / 1 trowel = every old school spread over 45. Fact!
Ss trowel then speed skim then carbon trowel then medi flex then ultra flex then sponge for the bumders!! = every spotty faced chancer.
 

Djr

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1 man / 1 trowel = every old school spread over 45. Fact!
Ss trowel then speed skim then carbon trowel then medi flex then ultra flex then sponge for the bumders!! = every spotty faced chancer.
Glad I'm in the old school bracket at 47 ha ha
 

John j

Mono Don
1 man / 1 trowel = every old school spread over 45. Fact!
Ss trowel then speed skim then carbon trowel then medi flex then ultra flex then sponge for the bumders!! = every spotty faced chancer.
I.m not spotty face .
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.nlbut i dont use medis or sponge
 

Stevieo

Royal Spin Doctor
I like the refina plastic fantastics . The finetex 2 showing some promise as well. Think refina have got a steel trowel with just the right flex to it . Like the older steel xtra lights.
I had a refina steel. Chucked it in the bin
 
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