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|06-01-2012, 02:10 PM||#1|
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Tempe, AZ
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System Three Epoxy followup
About a month ago, I posted asking if anyone had any experience with System Three epoxy finishes for waterproofing. I tried it out on a fish measuring board I make to measure endangered fish. This board is made from cheap pine (complete with knots) and has a meter stick embedded. We used the board to measure approximately 3500 fish over a 9 day period. When not in use, the board is stuffed in a wet bucket with other equipment and is carried from one net to the next along a 5KM of river. Before placing a fish on the board, we wet it to minimize trauma to the fish. The fish board gets a real workout.
With the epoxy finish, the board looks as nice after the trip as it did when first made -- except for the dirt, dried fish eggs, etc. Meanwhile, other boards that were finished with spar varnish (6-7 coats) have warped badly and one ended up in the trash.
If you want to finish a vase or other project that will be submersed or filled with water, I'd highly recommend using epoxy.
Here are some pics of my crew using the board.
taking life as it comes and trying to make the best of it
|06-01-2012, 02:20 PM||#2|
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: MA USA
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Thanks for the update Jim glad it worked so well for ya, that is a lot of fish getting measured.
WD aka: Gloria
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