Subject: adhesive prior to sealing
Date: Wed, 27 Jan 1999
Dear Dr. Rot,
I want to repair a wood support bar from a 40 year old automobile. The end of the support bar has broken and can be glued back together. Do you recommend any adhesives for use prior to the sealant? Also a number of small screws, pegs and trim nails are driven into the wood to attach various items. Will the treated wood support these accessories?
If you are going to glue the support bar, we suggest you use our Epoxy All
Wood Glue. Super strong stuff, and any excess coming out can be wiped away
with a rag dipped in xylene. Following that, you can seal the entire bar with
the Clear Penetrating Epoxy Sealer (CPES). This will color the wood about the
same as a coat of clear varnish (deepen and highlight the grain) and help it resist water, bacteria, bugs and fungi.
If you take care to squirt a little of the CPES into all holes and openings
they will be solidified and then accept fasteners. In the event that you still
don't have confidence in their ability to hold a screw, dabbing in and wiping
down the inside with a bit of the All Wood Glue will absolutely guarantee
Come back if you have additional questions, or if I haven't completely
answered your question.