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jadranko

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« on: February 09, 2010, 03:36:57 PM »
Also in my area i found http://www.megapoxy.com/?p=627 at very good price they have liquid and gel variant.

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Re: Epoxy
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2010, 01:15:15 AM »
Also in my area i found http://www.megapoxy.com/?p=627 at very good price they have liquid and gel variant.

Again, I'm sorry that I'm not familiar with MegaPoxy.  I will say however that you can use any epoxy that is a) designed for marine use, b) non-shrinking, and c) is designed to wet-out fiberglass well.  RAKA, System Three, WEST, MAS, Progressive Polymer's Basic No-Blush, AeroMarine, etcetera are all good choices.  If you find something similar, then fine, it'll work.  Just make sure that it is designed for marine use (waterproof) and is non-shrinking (some contain solvents... you want zero solvents).  Compare the viscosity of the MegaPoxy with these others, and make sure the product meets the other requirements that I just specified, and you'll be fine.

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Re: Epoxy
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2010, 02:20:06 PM »
Thank you for you honest answer, I contacted company and my domestic provider and they have one new marine epoxy Megapoxy HX no solvent just right one and also price is very good.

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Re: Epoxy
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2010, 10:28:56 PM »
Thank you for you honest answer, I contacted company and my domestic provider and they have one new marine epoxy Megapoxy HX no solvent just right one and also price is very good.

Do yourself a favor and buy a quart (mixed) or so and try fiberglassing a bit of wood with it, and do the same with a known standard such as System Three, WEST, MAS, or RAKA etcetera to compare to.  That'll tell you right away whether the new stuff will be easy to use or not.  Just for your information, I started out in this world using WEST but switched to System Three and never looked back.  But now, I'm switching to AeroMarine since a buddy in the business can supply it to me and it works very well ...a bit thin, so you might find yourself putting on an extra fill coat, but on the other hand, it saves time when wetting out fiberglass so you can work fast.  The other epoxies in the list are known good, but I have not personally used them.

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Re: Epoxy
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2014, 05:20:02 PM »
Brian
Any comment on Marinepoxy?  I did not see you mention this brand.  Thanks 

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Re: Epoxy
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2014, 08:25:16 AM »
Brian
Any comment on Marinepoxy?  I did not see you mention this brand.  Thanks

As far as I know, it's a fine epoxy.  If Chuck and Sandra sell it at http://www.duckworksmagazine.com, then I trust it completely.  I've known them for a loooong time and totally vouch for their character and judgment on all of these things.

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