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hiswillus

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03-23-2013 10:12 PM

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Living in Germany and looking for a good epoxy filler to use for repairs in woodworking. I’ve been made aware that a “structural” epoxy should be used. Should I assume that this just means not the quick drying type. What makes an epoxy structural? I’d be more than happy to hear everyones suggested brands although those brands may or may not be at my disposal. Any input would be appreciated as I’m sure when the need arises I’m sure it will be beneficial to have on hand to repair right away opposed to starting the learning and purchasing process in the middle of a project that I’m geeked to finish.

Thanks,

Jeff


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Gary

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#1 posted 03-23-2013 11:15 PM

Geeze…I’m not up on that stuff. Think I’ll google it and see what comes up

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#2 posted 03-23-2013 11:44 PM

hiswillus,I bought epoxy in Germany for repairs also. Go to any Bauhaus or Toom and they have what you need. It will be in with all the other glues, usually at the fronts of Bauhaus’. Good Luck

-- Mike

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#3 posted 03-24-2013 12:50 AM

Talk to a boat builder. They will know, trust me.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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#4 posted 03-24-2013 01:25 AM

I’ve used both System 3 and WEST epoxies. (More of the System 3). I would call them both excellent structural epoxies. But of course I don’t know whether either is available in Germany.

In my experience, though, I have had good success even with the quick-cure epoxies, including in below-the-waterline work on boats.

-- I admit to being an adrenaline junky; fortunately, I'm very easily frightened

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hiswillus

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#5 posted 03-24-2013 07:43 AM

Sounds like you really can’t go wrong. Gary you sound like me. Always telling folks to Google it. We’ll just take your English language away and make you only speak in German and see how good you are at it ;)

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#6 posted 04-01-2013 03:41 AM

Hey, I speak more redneck and country than English. I can’t sprinlke the Dutch at all!!

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#7 posted 04-01-2013 12:52 PM

I use an epoxy called “Z-POXY” here in the US. It is a finishing resin that I get at a local hobby shop. It is very thin and will run all the way through a crack in a knot so I put masking tape on one side to keep it from running out before it sets. Takes hours to set, but fills tiny cracks and voids well.

-- In God We Trust

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