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....

Robert L.

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 odor.

We're happy to answer your questions. Come back if you have more.