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Hey everybody.

I've been a leathersmith for some time now but just recently started using fiebings edge kote. I premade a.... LOT of belts for a show and just the day before noticed that the edge kote was cracking and in some cases flaking off! I burnished the edges and applied the kote with an edge tool and hung them to dry. I've never heard of anyone having this problem before. Did I just get a bad batch.? Not shaken well enough? I've seen some people say you have to melt the edges? Has anybody else had this problem? If so i would really love to know how to fix it. 

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I have not used Edge Kote, normally use Giardini edge paints and have never had a problem with paint coming off.  I use a roller pen to apply multiple coats, sanding between coats to even the surface and give the next coat a slightly rougher surface for better adherence.

maybe you just applied it too heavily?

Gary

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Its possible that I did just apply to much to fast. I'll give giardini a try as well. Thanks for your time and info.

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Putnam, can't help but notice in the topic title you say you were using Tandy Edge Kote, but in your text you say it was Fiebing's.

Which one was it?

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Haha. What I meant to say is fiebings edge kote I got at the tandy store. I dont think tandy has their own brand.

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