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Old 03-26-2007, 08:28 AM   #29
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Originally Posted by Ken J

Is this on the Argosy you are doing a frame off?

Anyway I coated my edges with epoxy and then sealed the floor with varathane. You have to be careful when using wood treatment in that it won't gas you out of the trailer....stuff should be made for indoor use.

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That's the same thing I did. No off-gasing that I am aware of. I used West Marine Epoxy and Varathane brand. Two coats of each, IIRC.



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There is a company near me that laminates structural wood using Vinyl Ester resin - think plywood beams four inches thick and fourty feet long, etc.. This fiberglass-type resin has half the cost of epoxy but thinning involves some producing some solvent fumes; to make an extremly low viscosity wood penetrating resin thin with up to 15% acetone or MEK, but will still get good bite with out it.

I've used these peoples #700 resin before and it performs as advertised:

700 Vinyl Ester Resin.... "Vinyl Ester resin is superior in every property as compared to all polyester resins. This product is used in high performance applications in which high-strength and maximum heat tolerance is necessary. This resin is extremely chemical resistant when cured. Similar in strength to epoxies with much increased stiffness."

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Yes that is correct - epoxy and varathane will not out-gas, so it is safe to use.

As I understand it there aren't very many companies (for West and others to put their name on) that make epoxy - so whatever epoxy you purchase should be ok -

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Another plus to Vinyl Ester is it's an excellent alternative for people allergic to epoxy... and sorry about the double 'some' in text of last post : )


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