Skinning with Epoxy from HD

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Skinning with Epoxy from HD

Postby mikeschn » Sun Mar 23, 2014 12:45 pm

I wandered around HD this morning looking for a way to skin the Nano Weekender.

I came across these two options. Does anyone here know if this stuff will stick to wood?

http://www.rustoleum.com/product-catalo ... or-coating

https://www.behr.com/consumer/products/ ... loor-paint

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Re: Skinning with Epoxy from HD

Postby jss06 » Sun Mar 23, 2014 4:43 pm

The rustoleum product says indoor use only. So I think that would rule it out.
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Re: Skinning with Epoxy from HD

Postby mikeschn » Sun Mar 23, 2014 4:59 pm

I'm just wondering...

Why is it indoor only? Does it need UV inhibitors? Or is the epoxy itself not durable enough?

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Re: Skinning with Epoxy from HD

Postby rowerwet » Sun Mar 23, 2014 6:06 pm

"Where to Use
Interior or Exterior surfaces such as: Porous Concrete, Masonry, Stone and Brick. Ideal for horizontal surfaces such as: Garage Floors, Driveways, Basements and Porches.DO NOT use on vertical surfaces or areas subject to hydrostatic pressure. NOT for industrial use. DO NOT use on areas subject to fork-lifts."
from the Behr website. I keep looking at a couple cans of this paint on the oops shelf at my local HD and thinking I want to try it, however I remember somebody mentioning they used it and it ended up cracking as the wood did its normal shrinking and swelling.
If you used it on the weekender you would have to have each surface horizontal until it dried....
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Re: Skinning with Epoxy from HD

Postby bonnie » Sun Mar 23, 2014 7:17 pm

Mike,

I've used that on a 3/8" wood floor in a trailer and it did end up with spider cracks at the stress points. Don't think it's any good for teardrop use because of that.

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