Originally Posted by tedted
Hmm... never heard of using epoxy. Is pot life an issue? I'll be working out in the sun.
I read an article on it and it does have some advantages.
PL of a 3.5 oz cup is around 20-25 mins @ 70-75 degrees. One other thing, when you do the final sand on the epoxy if you see any shiny spots that means they're low spot so it may take another thin coat, if you can live with the low spots then lightly hand sand those spot.
OK two other things, I went 3 coats of epoxy and I think I could have got away with 2, so that a judgement call; Also on the varnish I have used both Epifanes and Pittit. With Epif. I used 2 coats wood finish gloss because it builds fast and you don't need to sand between if you 2nd coat within 72 hrs and then the final coat was with Epif clear varnish gloss.
Pettit pretty much the same deal expect you lightly sand your coats, first 2 with Flagship because of the fast build and super UV protection and the top coat with Captain's because of the super gloss.
Hell, I forgot this one too, you can also stain your wood prior to the epoxy