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Old 09-03-2012, 02:41 PM   #1
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Talking Epoxy for rotting plywood?

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Any recommendations for an epoxy for some rot around my front door? It is not big enough to warrant cutting out a section and replacing the plywood, I just need a good recommendation for a product that will work so soak in and seal the damage. Thanks for the help!
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Old 09-03-2012, 03:04 PM   #2
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Git Rot has worked well for us in small spots. Search for a dealer.
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Old 09-03-2012, 03:09 PM   #3
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I am a fan of WEST SYSTEMS. It is an excellent epoxy product. I use it exclusively in the wooden boats that I build. In fact if I was to ever replace the floor of my Airstream I would make sure that all the new ply flooring was sealed with it including all edges, top and bottom. It surprises that this is not standard practice with all the rotten floors that people are replacing. I am surprised that this is not done by the factory when they build Airstreams. Since they seem unable to build a trailer that does not leak at least customers would not have to worry about rotting floors.

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Old 09-03-2012, 03:14 PM   #4
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Old 09-03-2012, 03:33 PM   #5
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I have used both Git Rot and Rot Doctor clear penetrating epoxy sealer for this purpose with good success. Git Rot is available at many boating supply houses and Rot Doctor is available online.

Wood preservation, rot repair, and restoration using epoxy resin on boats, homes and log homes.

Do read the instructions and application information provided with these products as there are a number of techniques that can be used to enhance penetration.
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Old 09-03-2012, 03:34 PM   #6
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Replace said rotten wood. It is also my experience that if there is some, there is more. In your era, there are tons of areas you cannot easily see. Sorry to be a wet blanket, I am just being honest with you....
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Old 09-03-2012, 04:38 PM   #7
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why is it rotten? Need to fix the leak.
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