Joined: Wed Mar 23, 2005 10:05 am Posts: 1538 Location: Colorado
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.
Joined: Sat Feb 04, 2006 8:59 am Posts: 549 Location: Stowe, VT
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.
Joined: Sun Jan 06, 2008 7:51 pm Posts: 219 Location: Park City
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..