Re: [bolger] Re: Epoxy Finish
- Scraping epoxy works great. A little heat will soften the resin too. To make a scraper, get any piece of tempered steel about a sixteenth of an inch thick or a bit less, then sharpen it by grinding or filing it FLAT along the edge (in other words at 90 degrees to the face, not at a sharp angle) Scrape by drawing the tool at about 5 or 10 degrees past vertical. Keep the scraper sharp. You can shape the scraper to match the job - curved for fillets, flat for broad surfaces.
I have played with this a little by using a blade from a plane. Seems
to work ok, and gives good results even when the epoxy is still just a
bit soft and would clog sandpaper. I may have to check out the
article, tho generally I have a bad reaction to WB, as the telecom
company I used to work for didn't make us all rich.
--- In bolger@y..., "roue20ca" <amoore@h...> wrote:
> I just read a article in the Apr 02 WB about finishing epoxy by
> scraping it instead of sanding it. This looks very promising; its
> fast, safer(dust wise) and apparently better results too. Worth the
> read, I highly recomend it.
> Andy Moore
> Nova Scotia
> PS: There are numerous other interesting articles including an
> on the Spritsail.
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