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Re: deck nails
Posted by Mac on Sep 15, 2004
You may be correct regarding copper nails. I've never used them. The nails CLC/Noah's sells for nailing decks are made of silicone bronze, and I found then to be soft.
As with any sanding/fairing near edges, a long and sturdy sanding block is recommended as you've mentioned. I find it much easier to leave the nails proud by a consistant amount and sand rather than trying to countersink to a consistant depth, and then trying to level the cloth and epoxy over the depressions.
Sanding proud nails should take care of contamination which would be difficult to remove from embedded nails.
Either way - don't cha just love the look of 'em?
In Response to: Re: deck nails by Howard on Sep 14, 2004