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CHEAP EPOXY BASICS
MARINE EPOXIES for boat building and boat repair
There are two kinds of marine epoxies - formulated and raw. The major vendors, like WEST, MAAS, Progressive Epoxy Polymers, purchase raw epoxy chemicals from the major chemical companies and then formulate (modify and improve) them to provide desired properties. The low end guys simply purchase the raw epoxy chemicals and repackage them for consumer sales. More on this - CLICK HERE .
Prices and formulated vs. raw resin issues aside, how do you compare different brands of marine epoxy? Differences include certain chemicals in the resin, thickness, mix ratio and if the epoxy is a blushing or non-blushing epoxy. Then there is the vendor support issue. I've heard stories of one discount vendor of cheap marine epoxy (a repackager of course) that sometimes doesn't ship out product for a week or two. We suspect it is a 'part time busines' that takes second place to the primary job and the family. For more on how to compare marine epoxy vendors - CLICK HERE .
Basic No Blush Marine Epoxy - product page .
boat building with marine epoxy (Basic No Blush)
fiberglass seams on a 'stitch and glue' epoxy boat
CHEAP FLOOR EPOXY PAINTS
Over the last several years, there has been a rapid growth of on-line "all in one" garage epoxy floor kits. The kits include epoxy, colored chips, a paint roller, etc. The epoxy might be a traditional high solids or solvent free epoxy or a more simple, water based epoxy. The vendors pretty much gloss over this important difference. They tend to also make wild claims about warranty issues when in fact they cannot evaluate the suitablity of your floor for an epoxy topcoat or your ability to do the job correctly with zero experience. Their goal is to sell you a product by saying what you want to hear and then having lots of hidden disclaimers. More on these garage epoxy floor kits - CLICK HERE .
spreading epoxy floor paint
spreading epoxy floor paint #2
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