That has not been my experience with epoxy.
My baidarka's frame was covered with epoxy and then 2 coats of polyurethane finish to protect against UV.
See through well; looks decent, main thing is that epoxy just feels 'plasticky', is heavy and expensive.
My next frame is just going to be covered in oil.
"Irrationally held truths may be more harmful than reasoned errors." (Thomas H. Huxley)
On Fri, Dec 17, 2010 at 8:10 AM, Bassman4940 <bassman4940@...>
|In answer to your question about painting the framework with epoxy. I did exactly that using the epoxy resin from West Marine, and the results were absolutely awful! Though tough as nails, the appearance was milky/cloudy, and uneven. You can't even see the wood grain and I regret ever using it. However, I may have gotten those poor results from my own error by applying it on a somewhat humid day.|
Granted, this stuff it tough as nails, but that made it impossible to sand down to bare wood and start over again.
If you DO go with epoxy, try it out on a small test area that doesn't show and don't make the same mistake that I did!
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