Need some waterproof glue for a small project out of treated wood,
Plexiglas, and ceramic that will be underwater. Epoxy seems to only last 6
months to a year before it looses its grip. Anything better? I don't need
I would think you probably need to use a mechanical fastner like SS
Another thing to try might be increasing the surface area glued by
using lap joints or even a glue joint if possible.
Titebond 3 is waterproof;a wood glue.
if epoxy is losing it's grip,then you're not getting enough penetration
into the wood,a problem with treated wood.
Perhaps a thin boat-building epoxy like West,System Three(try their trial
kit),or RAKA would work better.Those you coat the wood with the thin epoxy
first,then use fillers to turn the thin stuff into a thicker glue.
Epoxy is a very tenacious glue for many materials. It is not a filler
until you add other materials to it to make it a filler. In fact, when
using it to glue porus materials such as wood, you need to add filler
for it to adhere properly.
yes,but wood swells when wet,so it closes up gaps in the joinery. ;-)
My dad preferred wood boats,as he could take out a damaged piece,bolt in a
new one,and refinish it.
Some woods like Cypress are naturally water-resistant.
ISTR there's some place in the US where they recover old trees that became
waterlogged and sank to the lake bottom,and they mill it and it's
still better wood than what's logged today.
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