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Penetrating epoxy *Pic*
By:Pete Rudie
Date: 7/26/2001, 1:03 pm
In Response To: Sand aggressively (Paul G. Jacobson)

: You might also see if you can find some penetrating epoxy sealant. A primer
: coat with this, or a thinned epoxy, will soak into the pores of the wood
: which your sanding has opened, and you'll get some epoxy bonding of the
: wood fibers which you heard cracking. This will enhance the strength of
: the core of your paddle's handle.

Since I'll be meeting you this Saturday anyway, I'll bring along some CPES (Clear Penetrating Epoxy Sealer) and S3 Clear Coat to experiment with. I soaked my Shawn Baker birdmouth shaft in CPES 3 times, per mfr. rec. for complete saturation, and it added less than 2 oz. of weight on a 48" shaft. I like that the wood is stabilized and waterproof, but the shaft still has wood texture, not plastic.

PS, this is also a test of Polaroid Digital for Dummies.

Messages In This Thread

Paddle Rehab *Pic*
Chip Sandresky -- 7/25/2001, 7:22 pm
Sand aggressively
Paul G. Jacobson -- 7/26/2001, 2:43 am
Re: Sam, what is your opinion?
Tony -- 7/26/2001, 1:36 pm
Re: Sam, what is your opinion?
JimC -- 7/26/2001, 5:15 pm
Re: I'll just have to make another :)
Chip Sandresky -- 7/26/2001, 7:34 pm
Re: Sam, what is your opinion?
Sam McFadden -- 7/26/2001, 3:07 pm
why d'ya think that is, Sam?
Les Nightingill -- 7/26/2001, 4:41 pm
Sam McFadden -- 7/26/2001, 7:06 pm
That helps a lot, thanks Sam *NM*
Les Nightingill -- 7/26/2001, 9:45 pm
Pete Rudie -- 7/26/2001, 2:40 pm
Re: Dynel?
Sam McFadden -- 7/26/2001, 3:25 pm
Penetrating epoxy *Pic*
Pete Rudie -- 7/26/2001, 1:03 pm
Re: The Celtic knot....
Shawn Baker -- 7/26/2001, 5:43 pm
Re: The Celtic knot....
Pete Rudie -- 7/26/2001, 6:36 pm
Nick Schade - Guillemot Kayaks -- 7/27/2001, 9:10 am
posting proceedure?
Elliott -- 7/26/2001, 1:43 pm
Re: posting proceedure?
Pete Rudie -- 7/26/2001, 2:19 pm
Re: posting proceedure? *Pic*
Elliott -- 7/27/2001, 8:12 am
John Monfoe -- 7/28/2001, 4:58 am