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 Post subject: Epoxy question
PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 10:46 am 
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I can't find slow cure epoxy! (and I want to split my board this weekend so I don't want to order it..)

I've found 1 hour cure epoxy in 2 part...

Is it gonna be alright??


Thanks in advance!


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 Post subject: Re: Epoxy question
PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 11:45 pm 
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There is a lot of difference in the quality of various epoxies. Personally, my favorite epoxies come from West Systems and were developed for building boats. They have a few different formulas, and lots of information, a web search will find them. If you want to do the best possible job I would not skimp on quality epoxy. Epoxies vary a lot in how hard they are when cured, how strong they are, and how flexible they are-it is important to use a non brittle epoxy for snowboards, some of the commonly available epoxy can be brittle, and prone to cracking.

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 Post subject: Re: Epoxy question
PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 7:28 am 
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I agree with Barrows...dont skimp on the epoxy or you will be pulling it all off you new skins like I had to. I used slow setting epoxy and it still happened.
Good luck.

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 Post subject: Re: Epoxy question
PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 1:35 pm 
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Dunno where you live, but the best place to get West Systems epoxy off the shelf (or any other high-quality brand) is probably a marine supply shop like West Marine (don't think they are related). People who fix boats generally don't use crappy stuff or it fails in a hurry. Turns out water, especially salt water, is really hard on stuff. :)

FYI, I think epoxy is considered a dangerous material, so shipping will cost you extra if you order it online. :(

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 Post subject: Re: Epoxy question
PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 8:13 am 
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you can buy an 8oz kit on westmarine website for like 22 bucks with shipping.


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 Post subject: Re: Epoxy question
PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 4:57 pm 
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Thanks for your answers!

After calling 100 store, I finally found some 24h Epoxy

Here's the epoxy (it's a epoxy resin, is this OK?):

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And the Varnish, I'll use a Varathane (Classic clear oil based for wood finish and it's gloss)

Do you think it's alright to make a good splitboard that will last a couple of year?

Thanks for your fast answer! (I'm doing it tomorrow)


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 Post subject: Re: Epoxy question
PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 5:44 pm 
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was that stuff next to the visine?

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 Post subject: Re: Epoxy question
PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 5:52 pm 
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Hmmm...I don't know what visine is.. but I changed my port (I add some details.)

Update:

In english, it's only called Clear Casting Epoxy..there's no "resin" (it's a word in french..:P I come from Quebec)

Is this OK?


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 Post subject: Re: Epoxy question
PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 7:07 pm 
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I'm not real sure about that stuff.

I've heard good things about west system (I would guess they ship to quebec). I'd find a penetrating stain to use on the bare wood first - make sure it's compatible with a polyurethane topcoat. Rough up the wood with some heavy grit sandpaper before application. Let that cure. reapply - Sand again - apply polyurethane epoxy, sand, reapply etc..

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