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Re: Deglosser Before Epox
Posted by Laszlo on Jun 24, 2007
What Charlie said. You need the surface to be as clean as possible for epoxy to bond best.
Deglossers break up the smooth chemically-bonded surfaces of paints and other finishes. Since wood does not have a chemically-bonded finish, you'd only be wasting your money and possibly contaminating the joint.
If the surface is truly smooth and non-porous (and unsanded wood is not), then a light sanding with #100 or coarser paper is what it needs. Sawdust, fingerprint oils, etc. can be cleaned off with a denatured alchohol wipedown.
Don't worry, just go ahead and follow the instructions. Your boat will turn out fine.
In Response to: Deglosser Before Epoxy by Giancarlo on Jun 23, 2007