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    Default Paper or metal corner bead?


    Was interested to see if anyone uses plastering beads. I have used both but prefer the paper backed metal corner tape.
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    I hate metal tape with a passion. I use thincoat drywall bead as it will take a knock, whereas tape won't. I want to use the new No-Coat corner tape but it works out at over a quid a metre, so sod that! The only time I use flex tape is on non 90 degree corners.

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    NoCoat brand is good apparently. Never used it but I have a few boxes of the Knauf corner flex equivalent lying around in my garage (they were freebies) which I have used for cooms and odd shaped external angles.

    I never knew about the Ultra/Arch corner beads so thanks for mentioning this Tony I have at least 3 arches in every house at the site were on and this will come in handy.

    I only need to find somewhere nearby who sells it now.
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    Found what I was looking for at Belmore. They have No-Coat and Strait Flex brands in stock.
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    I had a few very short samples from the BG/ Artex rep, and asked him for a box to try but he couldn't get any (useless!) Belmore didn't have any No Coat when I rang them a few weeks back but obviously do now.

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    A tough decision. I prefer a thin corner bead for toughness but will use corner tape for higher production levels. I can do either, it just depends on what the client pays for.
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    has anyone had any probs with corner flex lately?? i've found that bg is ok but a lot of the others is kinking when trying to put it on . think that one of the strips of metal must not be straight and that makes a ripple on the corner. spoke to the rep and he said he didnt get enough complaints to do anything about it but gave us 10 free boxes which were all put in the skip!! thinking about just using bead from now on

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    I'm using No-Coat most of the time now. It's quality stuff. Going to give Straitflex a go though.

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    Tony

    How many strait flex or no coat you going through a month? be nice to sort you some better pricing than single roll rate - goes for anyone else too post here how many you using a month and i will forward quote to your mailbox, basically the more i can order in bulk the lower the price i can sell to you guys !!
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    I like to use a thin coat plaster bead when ever possible, We tend to staple it on at the end of the day as it is a clean job. It does how ever take more filler & joint cement than a flex tape, but can with stand a few knocks & the electric sander better.

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    Question how many coats on metal bead?

    just been on a job where metal bead was being used and other tapers were just putting 2 coats of cement on to the bead, i always try to give 1 filler,1 tight easi fill and then a final coat of cement just wondered what everyone else does?? cheers

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    Always a setting compound first, followed by easi fill then joint cement or the setting compound followed by 2 coats of joint cement. You can get away with only 2 coats but it takes longer to dry as its spread on thicker and needs more sanding. I had a job 2 weeks ago and the client wanted it finished (sanded & primed by day 3) and said he was happy with only 2 coats on corners even though I could see it wasnt so good.

    Given the choice, time and if moneys no object - 3 coats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dryliner8 View Post
    has anyone had any probs with corner flex lately?? i've found that bg is ok but a lot of the others is kinking when trying to put it on . think that one of the strips of metal must not be straight and that makes a ripple on the corner. spoke to the rep and he said he didnt get enough complaints to do anything about it but gave us 10 free boxes which were all put in the skip!! thinking about just using bead from now on
    yes i got rolls that were kinking and kicking back out also found in rolls that some where the steel strip ended was just mearly joint to the next length of steel strip with frigging tape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyM View Post
    I'm using No-Coat most of the time now. It's quality stuff. Going to give Straitflex a go though.
    I have used both materials quite a bit. The no-coat is a far superior product. No-Coat is much more expensive but, worth every bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M T Buckets Painting View Post
    I have used both materials quite a bit. The no-coat is a far superior product. No-Coat is much more expensive but, worth every bit.
    Since that post, i'm now only using USG tape on beads and beaded flex. Straitflex is utter crap and No Coat has priced itself out of the market.(40 a box - no thanks)

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyM View Post
    Since that post, i'm now only using USG tape on beads and beaded flex. Straitflex is utter crap and No Coat has priced itself out of the market.(40 a box - no thanks)
    Yea USG tape on beads all the way!! And the beaded flex if the F**kers would deliver the stuff right! My last beaded flex looked like a snake when i took it out of the box(F**ked) and my last 2 boxes of beads have been bent a little which u can fix but it takes time which i shouldn't have 2 deal with!
    Got a box of 3m beads i have not even looked at as im scared there is a huge rip in the box and Marcus will be thinkin i am speakin sh*t about this stuff comin all bent!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beermonster View Post
    Yea USG tape on beads all the way!! And the beaded flex if the F**kers would deliver the stuff right! My last beaded flex looked like a snake when i took it out of the box(F**ked) and my last 2 boxes of beads have been bent a little which u can fix but it takes time which i shouldn't have 2 deal with!
    Got a box of 3m beads i have not even looked at as im scared there is a huge rip in the box and Marcus will be thinkin i am speakin sh*t about this stuff comin all bent!!
    My last box of beaded flex was kinked. The delivery drivers have no idea what it is, so just bung it on the lorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyM View Post
    My last box of beaded flex was kinked. The delivery drivers have no idea what it is, so just bung it on the lorry.
    I will have 2 put up a photo of the box i got!
    Opened my 2.4 beads today they r bent 2!!!! Can b fixed me thinks!! Open 3m beads the morn c if i have any straight beads!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beermonster View Post
    I will have 2 put up a photo of the box i got!
    Opened my 2.4 beads today they r bent 2!!!! Can b fixed me thinks!! Open 3m beads the morn c if i have any straight beads!!
    Opened my 3m beads today and they r f**ked 2
    Told Marcus about it so they have taped bits of wood 2 the boxes c if we can get them here in 1 piece Find out the morn when the new beads get here!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beermonster View Post
    Opened my 3m beads today and they r f**ked 2
    Told Marcus about it so they have taped bits of wood 2 the boxes c if we can get them here in 1 piece Find out the morn when the new beads get here!!!!

    I've got some Locusrite if ya want it ! It might be straighter

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