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Old 05-23-2015, 08:45 PM   #1
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Epoxy Wood Top


I'm wondering if anyone has done any poured epoxy wood tops, if so
what did you use?
Can you post any pics?
What challenges did you run into?

Anyone familiar with the epoxy finishes can you provide any suggestions to dull the finish to take the sheen down so it's more of a matte finish

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Old 05-27-2015, 09:13 PM   #2
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plenty of stuff on you tube... steel wool to get your mattte finish

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Pour it on generously. Work it quickly but the more you work it the quicker it dries. Getting the bubbles out can be a bit tricky, you have to blow on them to get them out. After the first time I did it I went ahead and blew up balloons before hand, tied them up, then used a drinking straw to let the air over the bubbles. Put a hole next to the tie so they don't pop and let air out slowly.

It's the CO2 that makes them rise and pop. I'm sure there are a million other ways but this worked on 15 sq ft of top. Only done them twice though.
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Have everything ready BEFORE you start to mix the product you are going to use.

Drops, floor protection and more protection if you will be doing in place as the stuff does run.

Have multiple throw away plastic putty knives to knockdown the bottom edge where the epoxy collects.

You may also use a BLUE propane torch NOT YELLOW MAPP but BLUE to help remove the bubbles. Obviously we're not looking to make smores so waving slowly a reasonable distance from the surface.

I recommend mocking up a small test drive model if this is your first time.

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In composite work.... mixing the epoxy very gently helps avoid pinhole bubbles. And dont use an up down motion with the stirring device (introduces air). Measure the hardner precisely. Work faster on a hot day. Change gloves frequently to avoid leaving epoxy finger prints everywhere. Can never have enough gloves, high quality paper towels, and acetone. Be very clean or you'll regret it!
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