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#1 posted 05-04-2015 12:03 AM

the problem that I foresee with epoxy is that you will put a coating on the outside and then open it up to rot from within.

I’ve used minwax wood hardener on a camper roof that was leaking. I pealed back the aluminum and poured it on then resealed. It it made the dry crumbly wood hard.
I also used on on a few soft spots on a porch. It is still hard after a few years.

Give it a shot on some test spots.

I think the Boiled linseed oil was used to prevent rot on surfaces that were going to get wet.

Who knows if the guy was doing the right thing, I just remember that I heard an old story about someone’s father coating the wooden gutters on their house with boiled linseed oil once a year and they didn’t rot.

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