Re: Two Epoxy Questions

Posted by Ron Paro on Mar 14, 2007

For light sanding between coats, I hand sand with a rubber block and 100 grit paper. If the surface is rough and needs leveling, I use 80 or 100 grit paper on a variable speed random orbital sander at a medium speed.

Many builders recommend using a carbide scraper to remove the gobs. I have had mixed results with this method, depending on how hard cured the gob is. If it is very hard, you have to be careful to not use too much force and slip and gouge the wood. In this case, I would again resort to the hand sanding block with 80 grit paper. I like the Norton 3x paper, as it seems to be sharper and lasts longer than others.

Happy sanding!

In Response to: Two Epoxy Questions by Tim Clark on Mar 13, 2007