The Rot Doctor


Subject: Teak hatch & Floors
Date: Tue, 30 May 2000

Dr -
I purchased several products from you earlier this year and am quite pleased with the results. Best of all, I'm not much of a Do-It-Yourself guy!

As I used your product, I came up with more applications for CPES. Now I have a couple of questions.

1. My sailboat has a teak hatch over the companionway This hatch is made of several boards about 2" wide. When it rains the water will enter between the boards. Would CPES seal this leak? The teak hatch today is finished with Sikkens, would I be able to put Sikkens over CPES?

CPES will seal very small cracks. I would suggest that to stop the leaking you apply about three coats of CPES to the cracks, even though one coat would be sufficient over the open wood. To avoid getting the CPES outside the cracks you could use a narrow gauge needle on a medical syringe and gently flow it in.

No, Sikkens will not go well over CPES. Any varnish will, however, with superior adhesion.

2. The floor of my sailboat has a few areas of delamination. What would you recommend to finish over the CPES?

If you're getting delamination, I would treat first with the CPES and then secondarily with our Layup & Laminating Resin. The L&L Resin is a very slow-setting resin that penetrates deeply and will bond the laminates securely.

Thanks again.

Regards, Dan J.


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