well I ran out of MAS so decided to go with some WEST epoxy . needed to put a coat on the inside bottom areas of the (finished) eastport pram as i believed that's where the h 2 0 would lay. the WEST EPOXY seemed to dry fine. BUT when i put a coat of CETOL natural onto the WEST , the CETOL refused to dry, stayed tacky for 3 weeks. (note almost 3 weeks of dry time between 1 coat WEST and 1st coat CETOL. the CETOL and west manufactureres all claim there should be no incompatibility... well i am here to tell you there is.it's now Oct. and the CETOL i applied aug 15th is still tacky.. i can leave fingerprints in it , it's so sticky.. NB this was a brand new can of CETOL, and i followed direcxtions on the can..)
so now i have to get the CETOL off the epoxy -- have tried scraping , didn't want to try a chemical for fear it would go thru the cetol and eat into the epoxy. any ideas/ use a heat gun ? use a chisel/ putty knife ? paint scraper..? sanding doesnt work as the cetol is so gummy it fills a sheet of sandpaper in about 30 seconds.
i had fond hopes of launching labor day which needless to say did not happen as the CETOL just refused to dry.
i think i will varnish over the epoxy when i get this darn stuff off...
any one have any suggestions short of sanding off the CETOL ??