Using polyester resin as a varnish.

Discussion in 'All Things Boats & Boating' started by Frosty, Apr 8, 2011.

  1. Frosty

    Frosty Previous Member

    I just made some dinghy chocks to go on the aft deck. I dont know what wood they are made in. The missus said use resin so I did as I was told.

    It looks like varnish and --well may be a good idea.

    Will it be more lasting than varnish or do you think it will peal off.
     
  2. Dean Smith

    Dean Smith Previous Member

    your missis? wot were you doing?
    good idea BUT she shudda thinned it 60% first coat, so it would soak in, hey you are on deright track
     
  3. Frosty

    Frosty Previous Member

    Ive thinned resin before and it didnt go off.

    The missus said it would be better than varnish --she must have seen some one doing it over the other side of the Marina. So not a bad idea then?
     
  4. Dean Smith

    Dean Smith Previous Member

    it is a very good idea. We alway did same with epoxy, thinned with UNIVERSAL thinners
     
  5. PAR
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    Yep, thinned epoxy, there's a professional reply . . . Frosty, you know the answer.
     
  6. whitepointer23

    whitepointer23 Previous Member

    i varnished a ply console with poly resin frosty. it yellowed and started peeling after 6 months.
     
  7. HakimKlunker
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    Polyester on wood requires a primer for adhesion.
    I was further told (but could not find a proof) that PE resin attacks and destroys Lignin, which is the basic material of the wood cell.

    For the matter of EP resin: Slightly off topic, but with excellent adhesive features, there is no need for thinner. But UV stability must be considered; EP needs a protective coating.

    On a lighter side, Frosty: If I would have heard to my missus, I meanwhile would have been shipwrecked many times...
    Not meant as an offense though: our missus' are surely great persons and highly specialised in other fields where you or I would fail.
     
  8. Frosty

    Frosty Previous Member

    Well its done now and looks ok,--good enough for dinghy chocks. Gonna sikaflex them to the aft deck today. I had made some brackets but I dont want to drill. I thought sika would be good enough.
     
  9. HakimKlunker
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    At last it is only chocks. Happy Sika-Flexing then:
    The best invention since bread in slices...
     
  10. Frosty

    Frosty Previous Member

    Hey Hakim im in Langkawi --- RLYC .

    Hot today init? I think I know you --your a German. What boat you on, where.

    Actually its not Sika but Lanka the building equivalent cheaper.

    Eurothane same same.
     
  11. HakimKlunker
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    HakimKlunker Andreas der Juengere

    Now tell me that you also have been to Adistina's wedding ...
    That would be the proof of the world shrinking
     
  12. Frosty

    Frosty Previous Member

    No I didnt go I got the invite but Im not a wedding type guy.

    Come on ,--who are you? Gimme a clue. Ille find yer. Your not English, I can hear an accent.

    Im gonna go ask Hazrudin.

    Hmmm lets see,--what do we know about you so far,-- your near the power boat dock and drink a lot and make late night noise and a newbie. Shoud'nt be difficult.
     

  13. HakimKlunker
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    HakimKlunker Andreas der Juengere

    There are more things in heaven and earth, Frosty, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.

    Means: You are partly right. See my PM
     
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