I'm finally at the point where I'm installing the hip braces on my CH17LT. I put a coat of unthickened epoxy on the outboard sides of the braces. I haven't coated the sides that will receive the foam yet as I'm not sure if the glue can adhere to epoxy. Should I coat this side too or will the cement and foam provide protection for the wood? Thanks again for all the help over the past 5 months!