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shipwright

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#1 posted 02-08-2014 09:13 PM

No offence Malcolm but I certainly hope you are misinformed. If not I have built several boats, including my own, that will fall apart soon.
Hobby store epoxies (read fast cure stuff) bear little resemblance to the real thing. ” Real” epoxies take from around 12 to 24 hours to achieve full cure and are about the best permanent wood glue there is. My choice for boat building were always those from Industrial Formulators of Canada. They were bought out by System Three and that company still sells most of the old IFC line under their original names. My favourites were Cold Cure for general gluing and structural fillets and S1 Sealer for sealing anything.
Look for System three online or at plastics dealers. West System is OK too but not my preference. There are lots of others.
As far as this relates to the OP’s question, ... Epoxy (real thing) is too good a glue. It will never come apart if you need future repair.
I have a blog that answers a lot of epoxy questions here.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese! http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/


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