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04-18-2011 04:47 PM

So im new here and hope i have posted this in the right place, excuse any stupid errors but this really is my first post.

Anyway here goes. So I have just recently started making Motorhomes, and I wanted an Oak Sink. So as I had lots of scrap timber 7mm by 50mm I built a sink out of ply and then lined it with Oak.

seemed like it would work and as I have just finished an Oak shower tray, which works nicely I might add (so thought nothing of failure at this moment) and proceeded.

Anyway, just started using West EPOXY and love the stuff, the epoxy and hardener plus the smell and well the concept too, encasing wood in plastic substance to keep the moisture out.

So I coated the sink 7 times in Epoxy and then 7 times in Varnish, Top quality Marine Schooner Gold by the company INTERNATIONAL. (Sanding between coats using 100 grade paper)

So the sink looked great, did the washing up twice in in, then noticed to my horror, water on the floor?

The sink was leaking, the Varnish was tacky inside and gel like. Strange the Varnish was rock hard. Im guessing the difference between my sink and the Shower which the tray is made from Oak too, is that the Sink had FAIRY WASHING UP liquid inside. Could that have started eating the VARNISH that quick.


So without hours more removing the VARNISH. even though today day 2 without FAIRY, sink full twice and no WATER leaking, what would you guys do?

I think as its not leaking, dont use the solvent based washing products.

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