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Author -Topic: C.P.E.S. under epoxy, paint & varnish
Member # 1608 -posted 06-17-2002 10:30 AM Profile for Venchka Email Venchka Send New Private Message Edit/Delete Post Reply With Quote
I am about to have a boat professionally built. I have concluded that Smith & Co.'s Clear Penetrating Epoxy Sealer should be applied to all wood surfaces before being coated with either epoxy resin, paint or varnish. In other words, a tie coat between the bare wood and any top coat.
My question, for those experienced with C.P.E.S., is how many coats are required? Two? Three?
Thanks for the help!
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Member # 1201 -posted 06-17-2002 10:43 AM Profile for Scott Rosen Send New Private Message Edit/Delete Post Reply With Quote
On a project like this, you should be talking directly with Steve Smith at Smith & Co. and the builder. Having said that, one or two coats will usually do the trick for sealing sound, new wood.
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Member # 428 -posted 06-17-2002 11:50 AM Profile for Don Maurer Send New Private Message Edit/Delete Post Reply With Quote
It kind of depends on the wood. I applied CPES then epoxy to my rudder and tiller this weekend. The rudder is hondouras mahogany. The tiller is douglas fir. I found that the mahogany required at least one more coat than the douglas fir. The mahogany is also much more susceptable to bubbles due to outgassing. Definitely apply the CPES in the evening to mahogany, or you will end up needing to sand the bubbles before epoxying or painting. I applied enough CPES so that the surface had a sheen to it after the CPES set. One coat was usually enough on douglas fir. The mahogany took at least two. End grain required considerably more.
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