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Re: [Michalak] Re: MY AF3 SUBMARINE

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  • Martin Houston
    Has anyone tried using epoxy or fiberglass on wood treated with antifrees? I wonder if there would be an adhesion problem. I t has always felt kind of greasy
    Message 1 of 8 , Dec 12, 2012
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      Has anyone tried using epoxy or fiberglass on wood treated with antifrees? I wonder if there would be an adhesion problem. I t has always felt kind of greasy to me.



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      From: John Kohnen <jhkohnen@...>
      To: Michalak@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Wednesday, December 12, 2012 5:24 PM
      Subject: Re: [Michalak] Re: MY AF3 SUBMARINE

      The kind of antifreeze used to kill rot is ethylene glycol. It's very 
      poisonous to most living things. PEG is much different. It's non-toxic, so 
      isn't any good for fighting rot. Sometimes PEG is used as a wood 
      stabilizer, though.

      On Wed, 12 Dec 2012 13:58:31 -0800, Tim A wrote:

      > PEG takes the strength out of wood, i have tied knots in 1x1 doug. fir
      > after soaking in Poly Ethylene Glycol. It will preserve wood, but it will
      > weaken it. My second (and favorite) wife put bare root ficus trees into
      > tubs of PEG and it preserved the tree with the leaves intact. They could
      > then be put in a pot with sand and never need to be watered or see the 
      > sun.
      > We sold them to interior decorators for office buildings. Tim P Anderson
      > Swamp Dwelling boatbuilder

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      John (jkohnen@...)
      Why should we take advice on sex from the Pope? If he knows
      anything about it, he shouldn't. (G. B. Shaw)


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