What to use for waterproofing?

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What to use for waterproofing?

Postby Tychi15 » Fri Feb 14, 2014 9:16 pm

So I'm almost to the point to where I need to waterproof my woody anyone have recommendations on what products to use do I use epoxy resin or are the weather guard products from bear ok? I want to some color on the outside so do I paint then epoxy or the other way around? Thanks for the tips :)
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Re: What to use for waterproofing?

Postby Woodbutcher » Fri Feb 14, 2014 10:50 pm

I have used epoxy on my first trailer. Then you need a UV protecting product on top. My current trailer I went cheap and tried something different. Here is the thread and my results were at the end. If you have any questions, let me know, I am happy to help. Plus I see we are from the same area.

viewtopic.php?f=21&t=48290&start=15
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Re: What to use for waterproofing?

Postby tony.latham » Sat Feb 15, 2014 12:32 am

I used the thin Raka epoxy on my tear before I put the aluminum on. It soaked in like a sponge. I put a second coat over it while it was still tacky. Good as gold for moisture. Moisture shouldn't get under the aluminum. But if it does, it's not a problem.

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Re: What to use for waterproofing?

Postby Tychi15 » Mon Feb 17, 2014 1:45 pm

So wood butcher you didn't use any epoxy just that Coronado stuff? That looks great nice quality test would it work if I stain the wood before hand to?
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Re: What to use for waterproofing?

Postby rowerwet » Mon Feb 17, 2014 5:22 pm

you won't beat this for price viewtopic.php?f=55&t=48548
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Re: What to use for waterproofing?

Postby ChasCABQ » Sat Oct 04, 2014 8:09 pm

According to boat building sites: use epoxy from a boat or marine store and do small areas at a time. Pay attention to instructions regarding temperature which governs the amount of catalyst. Apply top coat (or coats) of compatible varnish.

If possible keep the trailer covered when not in use to minimize UV impacts.
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