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206 epoxy on teak

Grab rail before any sanding.



My plan was to caulk around the perimeter and paint with Imron, but I'll have to rethink that. I didn't know the 206 hardner would dry so clear. Only one coat so far. The upper is the port side. I didn't take a picture of the starboard before sanding.

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You're going to cover the epoxy with something like Cetol or varnish I hope? Looks good though.
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I'd really wanted to use Imron because I know how well it stands up. I'm not going to be able to come back to the boat for 5-6 mos. I have to use something that'll hold up. I'm not as concerned with the look of the teak as much as stopping leaks and preserving the rails.
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I have used polyurethane and captains varnish over epoxy with good results. The weak areas are the edges. If any water gets in the epoxy will lift.

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If you haven't removed the handrail and properly re-bedded it, there's a very good chance that anything you do now will not work for very long. Caulking around the base rarely works for long.

BTW, as others have said, epoxy REQUIRES some sort of coating to protect it from UV damage.
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Caulking around the base rarely works for long.
When I was here 4mos ago, I used clear silicon. That worked perfectly for that period of time. No leaks, even with no finish on the teak. I did it in a pinch for lack of time. I bet with finished out teak and 4200 or butyl caulk, it'll last for quite a good period, but I just don't have the time now to pull the teak...have to go back to work 600 miles away.
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The hardner 207 is made for this situation. I use epifane on top of it for extra protection.........i2f
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I was thinking of Interlux Perfection (2 part paint) to go over the epoxy. Anybody have any experience with that product?


.....and maybe 3m 4000 for caulking
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