Well, not so fast. Before I can start to epoxy, I need to get organized much like a surgeon would prior to surgery.
This is my setup.
- Wood filler, Silica filler
- Roller with thin foam rollers
- Zip locks for fillets
- Stir sticks
- Cups, spoons
- Wax paper
I also cover (2) 2 x 4 x 16′ boards with duck tape to use as an epoxy bench.
The epoxy I am using comes from Duck works. It is a new formulation. Much safer from a health perspective, much longer open time and if that isn’t enough, it contains two U.V. inhibitors. Did you get that? You don’t need to over coat this with paint or spar varnish. That’s what the experts say. I decided to give it a try. Chuck has had a piece exposed to the Texas sun for 10 months with no signs of deterioration. He indicated this is better than any spar varnish he is aware of. It’s called DuckWorks DWX Epoxy. I’m no chemist…but I like what I heard, so I’m moving forward with this new formulation.
My standard approach to epoxy application is somewhat different than others. I mix up the epoxy, squeegee it around on the board (if it is a large board), then I roll over the epoxy to even out the coat. I then finish things off by tipping the epoxy with a cheap chip brush to smooth out the bubbles. This system works well for me. It’s all about finding a system that works well for you.