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Old 01-31-2010, 01:57 AM   #1
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Epoxy That Turns Rotten Wood Into Solid Wood


I bought an epoxy product that turned rotted window sill into a solid piece of wood again. The stuff works great. I was wondering if anyone else has try it?
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Old 01-31-2010, 02:16 AM   #2
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I bought an epoxy product that turned rotted window sill into a solid piece of wood again. The stuff works great. I was wondering if anyone else has try it?
You mean you used a product that turned a rotted wood sill into an epoxy wood sill?

Sounds weird but I can't judge. I haven't seen it before.

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I used one a number of years ago on a wood frame around a etched glass window. Explained to HO that the proper way was to remove the window and have the frame rebuild but he did not want to go that expense since they were moving.

After digging around I found a wood stabilizer and epoxy kit from Elmer's. I swear the stuff looked like my kid's Elmer's glue . So with much skepticism I gave it a try and was quite surprised that it worked fairly well.

Not sure I would use it often but in that particular case...
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Ive found that this works really well: Minwax Wood Hardener (liquid form) to stabilize spongy or rotted wood followed by a lightweight 2 part body filler to rebuild & shape, usually found at paint stores, or Bondo (its just alot harder to sand) prime with oil primer or marine primer better yet, & paint 2 topcoats.
Of course, a complete tear-out & redo is best, all it takes is money.
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JasonW turned me on to this stuff

http://www.abatron.com/cms/buildinga...rationkit.html

Waaaay better than Bondo or MinWax.
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Like Neo said......

I use this also
http://www.rotdoctor.com/products/product.html

Since finding these products a few years ago I have used at least the epoxy sealer / stabilizer for all rotted wood. Depending upon the budget I'll then use Abatron, Rot Doctor Restoration Putty or Bondo.
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I would never use a bondo type filler in an exterior application. I have used this product for many years:

http://www.advancedrepair.com/archit...artssystem.htm

It is easy to use and works well.
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I bought an epoxy product that turned rotted window sill into a solid piece of wood again.
Exopy is plastic. rotted window sill is wood.
Only the naive believe you have transformed epoxy plastic
into a solid piece of wood, again,
like Jesus turned water into wine, once.

Window sills get dryrot from wet/dry cycles.
Dryrot is a wood destroying fungus. It can not be killed,
it must be cut out and removed.
Plastic band aids only disguise the problem, not cure it.
These are products designed for ignorant home owners,
do it yourselfers and handymen.

Your statements are totally false and an insult to the intelligence of the
Building and Safety Professionals on this web site.
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JasonW turned me on to this stuff

http://www.abatron.com/cms/buildinga...rationkit.html

Waaaay better than Bondo or MinWax.
That's the same stuff I have always used, They have been advertising in fine homebuilding magazine forever.
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Exopy is plastic. rotted window sill is wood.
Only the naive believe you have transformed epoxy plastic
into a solid piece of wood, again,
like Jesus turned water into wine, once.

Window sills get dryrot from wet/dry cycles.
Dryrot is a wood destroying fungus. It can not be killed,
it must be cut out and removed.
Plastic band aids only disguise the problem, not cure it.
These are products designed for ignorant home owners,
do it yourselfers and handymen.

Your statements are totally false and an insult to the intelligence of the
Building and Safety Professionals on this web site.
At one point, your finger needs
some Neosporin and a band-aid,
at another point your arm must
be amputated.
There is some discretionary space
between the two.
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We don't perform any restoration work but a regular customer of ours named Paul Marlowe of Marlowe Restorations has quote a good business (and following) in this trade. He specializes in the repair of historic woodwork using epoxies. I cannot attest to the product(s) but you can find information on his business and the epoxy product on his web site. Hell, give him a call if you have questions - he's a nice enough guy and would probably help you out.

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Exopy is plastic. rotted window sill is wood.
Only the naive believe you have transformed epoxy plastic
into a solid piece of wood, again,
like Jesus turned water into wine, once.

Window sills get dryrot from wet/dry cycles.
Dryrot is a wood destroying fungus. It can not be killed,
it must be cut out and removed.
Plastic band aids only disguise the problem, not cure it.
These are products designed for ignorant home owners,
do it yourselfers and handymen.

Your statements are totally false and an insult to the intelligence of the
Building and Safety Professionals on this web site.
If the wood is decorative/cosmetic, then what's the problem putting a bandaid? It is also cosmetic.

If the wood is a structural member of any sort, then what you are saying is correct.

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Your totally right about this product We use it on our Log home restorations for spongy beam ends etc, pricey stuff but works well. On my last post referring to 2 part body fillers, we would only use that in a painting situation where the HO doesn't want to drop much cash & wants a quick but sturdy fix as opposed to a complete redo.
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http://www.abatron.com/cms/buildinga...rationkit.html

Waaaay better than Bondo or MinWax.
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West systems is also good. Abatron is hard to get around here, west is easier.
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Window sills get dryrot from wet/dry cycles.
Dryrot is a wood destroying fungus. It can not be killed,
it must be cut out and removed.
Would perpetual dryness or wetness not stop the rotting cycle?
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West systems is also good. Abatron is hard to get around here, west is easier.
These guys are in Elkhart.
http://www.rwps.com/
That's pretty close, no?
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I use West System. I figure if it's good enough for a boat then it's good enough for a house. Buuuuuuut it can be finicky when it come to mixing and curing.
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These guys are in Elkhart.
http://www.rwps.com/
That's pretty close, no?
About an 1 hour and 20 minutes, next time I go buy a flute, I will stop

I can order it, just like talking to a person about it when I buy it.
Some of the marina's around here carry the West.
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Exopy is plastic. rotted window sill is wood.
Only the naive believe you have transformed epoxy plastic
into a solid piece of wood, again,
like Jesus turned water into wine, once.

Window sills get dryrot from wet/dry cycles.
Dryrot is a wood destroying fungus. It can not be killed,
it must be cut out and removed.
Plastic band aids only disguise the problem, not cure it.
These are products designed for ignorant home owners,
do it yourselfers and handymen.

Your statements are totally false and an insult to the intelligence of the
Building and Safety Professionals on this web site.

The liquid kills the fungus or spores that is destroying the wood. You can also use anti freeze to kill the spores. I didn't say the stuff actually turned rotten wood into real solid wood. It turned the wood into a solid piece again. I used it and it worked great. Read up on the latest products before you accuse anyone of false statements.

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