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Epoxy and Glues (16)

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What is the best way to get rid of the dust after sanding wood and before coating?

Hi! Just brushing the surface doesn't seem to get the fine dust out.  I was going to use a rag with alcohol or thinner. I just read, howeve…

Started by Christian Linder

7 Sep 29, 2016
Reply by Christian Linder

Primary bonding vs. secondary bonding

Hello boatbuilders, I am going to coat the interior of the hull panels of my Melanesia. Do you recommend using the wet on wet technique (wh…

Started by Christian Linder

2 Sep 23, 2016
Reply by Christian Linder

Sticky Epoxy

Hi everyone!  Building the Melanesia is turning out to be a bit more complicated than I thought.. since it is the first time I build a boat…

Started by Christian Linder

6 Sep 12, 2016
Reply by Robert Hughes

Boat finish.. Fibreglassing?

Hello! I am building a Melanesia. This week I am doing the stitch and glue so the hull will be ready soon. I am now thinking of the finishi…

Started by Christian Linder

3 Sep 8, 2016
Reply by Christian Linder

Major Epoxy Brands compared to Cheaper Alternatives

I am in the heart of pricing materials for my Tiki 30 #200 and although I have worked extensively with West Systems and know that many othe…

Started by Jordan Balbresky

19 Aug 25, 2016
Reply by dennis schneider

Approx How many gallons Epoxy for Tiki 38?

I'm sheathing the hulls & all exterior wood and coating the interior with epoxy (varnish top coats) on the Narai and figure I'll be in…

Started by Allen Bosely

4 Nov 15, 2015
Reply by Budget Boater

Glueing the parts

Hello! I am a total newbie to boatbuilding and I am constructing a Melanesia. I have my panels cut out from the plywood sheets and I am abo…

Started by Christian Linder

9 Aug 28, 2015
Reply by paul anderson

Why nails with epoxy?

On the plans, lot of nails are used to hold pieces with epoxy. Epoxy and clamps or under pression with some weight is not good enough?

Started by Éric Bouvéron

40 Jul 13, 2015
Reply by Rogerio Martin

Sanding before fillet

Hello again, I understand that it is necessary the epoxy coat to sand before making the filets in order to get a good bond. How much the co…

Started by Éric Bouvéron

2 May 8, 2015
Reply by Éric Bouvéron

The effects of UV, the hammering heat and humidity on Epoxy and Wood joints.

Back in the UK the greatest threat to a varnish finish was moisture ingression, lifting your finish and the green house effect which promot…

Started by Geminidawn

9 Apr 20, 2015
Reply by patrick lennon


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