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, grant corson <corson@a...> wrote:
> Doug, I never heard of xylene, is that something available at a
> store? Sounds great
Xylene is available at most paint stores. It is one of the ingredients
in automotive paint reducers. I mention xylene specifically because it
seems to have the least ill effects on epoxy strength.
Many other solvents work just as well if all you want to do is make a
penetrating epoxy. Methyl or denatured alcohol, acetone or just about
any automotive paint reducer will work fine. I use acrylic enamel
reducer because I have several gallons stashed away.
Those of you who were on some of the old egroups boat lists remember a
product called CPES (clear penetrating epoxy sealant). It had such a
religous following that to suggest the possibility of making it
yourself got you verbally assaulted. Turns out it was just generic
epoxy with about 40% solvent added. The guy made a killing for a few
years. Can't blame him for that but the CPES cult was reminiscent of
Wharram catamaran groupies. Weird!