Re: Wyo - Copper/Epoxy coating.
- --- In bolger@y..., "Harry W. James" <welshman@p...> wrote:
> Jeffhang it
> Next batch you paint, sent me a square and I will weight it and
> off the back of my boat for a test run.Will do but it'll be awhile. I could rescue the paint tray out of
the trash bin and cut up a 6" square and send it, otherwise I'll
paint up some Maranti sometime in October or Nov. When I hopefully
to the bottom of the last section. You could test the durability of
Maranti at the same time.
Thanks for that report. Where did you get your copper powder?
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- --- In bolger@y..., "david@s..." <juliejj@n...> wrote:
> Jeff,I wasn't sure that anyone had actually done the home made stuff
> Thanks for that report. Where did you get your copper powder?
before so I posted my report.
Here is the link to the site where I got the copper.
I'm sure different epoxys will have different mixing results but the
website has good instructions on thinning but I didn't have to
thin. I applied it at a rate of about 360 sq ft per gallon. Two
coats made it a coverage of about 180 sq Ft per gallon.
It's not the best bottom coating labor wise because it will need a
light scrubbing every 90 days or so to get the scum off or the hard
growth will attach to that stuff. I opted for it because it's epoxy
and can set out of the water forever and not lose it's
effectiveness. Just a light scrub with a brillo pad to remove the
tarnish and your good to go.
I was curious how the copper could be exposed being imbedded in
epoxy but early this AM I went out and ran my fingers over the
finish. A couple hours later, the copper had slightly tarnished the
same as the bottom of a copper kettle reacting to finger prints so
it must be well exposed.