Subject: Layup Epoxy Resin
Date: Mon, 15 Jun 1998
I was reading a Deja-News article that mentions the above product as a possible coating for a fretless bass fingerboard. I know this isn't the intended use, but it's probably what I'll end up purchasing it for. I am wondering if it dries clear and is easily (moderately, I'm willing to work at it) sandable? Is it pretty wear-resistant? Please forgive the questions and thanks in advance....
We have had guitarists use our Clear Penetrating Epoxy Sealer (CPES) on
fretless fingerboards. What we suggest (and I presume they do) is apply
several coats to bare (unfinished) wood, allowing each coat to settle
for about 15-20 minutes (@ 70 degrees F), and then wipe off all excess
with a clean, soft cloth. You then need to give it a day to cure before
applying another coating, and finally about 3 days to cure well before
using the instrument. It makes a very strong and durable base coating
for the wood.
Yes, you can sand the CPES coated wood AFTER it has cured, using a very
fine paper (200 grit or finer). The clean-up solvent is Xylene, which we
sell as our Epoxy Solvent.
CPES dries clear. It gives the wood the same visual effect as a coat of
clear varnish or polyurethane. The makes a fine base for a final coating
of either varnish or polyurethane clear finish. It has a strong solvent
odor when being used, but this disappears and there is no lingering
We're happy to answer your questions. Come back if you have more.