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Forum topic by flwoodhacker posted 07-28-2015 01:40 AM 613 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-28-2015 01:40 AM

Topic tags/keywords: epoxy finishing

Looking for any guidance for epoxy to be used for adhering wood to metal. Anyone with experience using a marine epoxy for this application?

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#1 posted 07-28-2015 02:00 AM

AFAIK, “Marine” epoxy is just a marketing gimmick and it appears to be nothing more than a thickened epoxy. I’ve bonded metal to wood and fiberglass using standard 2 part epoxy (west system) and have never had any problem. If you anticipate any flex however, you may experience delamination or possibly cracking. IIRC, west does make a slightly flexible epoxy specifically designed to allow some movement called G/Flex, but I’ve never used it myself. What exactly are you trying to do? Depending on your needs, you may be better off using an adhesive like 3M 5200, which is frequently used to bond metal fixtures to wood, fiberglass and gelcoat… otherwise known in the boating industry as “Devils Glue” :)


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#2 posted 07-28-2015 03:52 AM

Step a
1 get wood
2 get metal
3 get epoxy
Step b
1 mix epoxy
Step c
1 apply epoxy to wood or metal or both
2 apply wood to metal or metal to wood
Step d
1 let epoxy dry
2 finished

Alternatively, read directions on epoxy container

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