i forgot about how long it took to mix this finish when i used it 30 years ago. buddyboys rod you can see my toughes in the finish. it is tacky becaused i did not mix it long enough and did not use as much as 20 cc of mix. i know i can mix 10cc or 5cc of flex coat or classic coat and not have to mix it as long and it will harden. iwas trying to make the rod special and use gene bullard finish no following the direction close enough and i mest up..