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Old 01-15-2014, 08:26 PM   #1
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Plywood - painting, then covering with thinned epoxy

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I'm building some skis from plywood. I'd like them to be white and waterproof, so my plan is to paint them white first, then coat them with thinned epoxy.

If you have any pointers on paint type, application method (spray or brush) and prep (before paint, between coats and before epoxy) I'd like to hear them.
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Re: Plywood - painting, then covering with thinned epoxy

Go to the hardware store and get some bath tub paint. It is two component epoxy.

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Re: Plywood - painting, then covering with thinned epoxy

Hardware store Tremclad or Rust Coat is cheap, "fuel proof" and waterproof.

Brush it on in multiple coats and it'll eventually soak/seal the wood and have a reasonable gloss at the same time

IMHO, I'd be a little nervous about the mechanical bond of epoxy over cheap paint, and the two-material treatment might be redundant anyway. Also, most epoxies cure clear but yellow! Beware.
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Re: Plywood - painting, then covering with thinned epoxy

Why not seal them with the epoxy first , then paint them.
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Re: Plywood - painting, then covering with thinned epoxy

There are many industrial epoxy paints on the market. I have used ENDURA. Used to paint many Full sized planes. Check out the local airport; I sure someone there would fix you up with a small amount.

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