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  1. If it is going to see movement I would use Sikaflex 291.
  2. Hi Bob, I think we spoke on the phone, normally we would recommend the Totalboat Penetrating Epoxy thinned 25% with acetone but I believe you wanted this wood to weather to a nature color. That may still happen if you sand the surface after the epoxy dries but I can't guarantee it would weather the way you want.
  3. Electric planer is the best way I know of. Other than that, a hand plane is a lot of work.
  4. Not sure, usually what happens if you use 5200 on the seams and the wood shrinks, it cracks the planks. I don't know why the 5200 would crack unless it was thin in that area and or there wasn't good adhesion for some reason.
  5. Clean well, sand with 80 grit, clean with acetone then apply 2 thin coats of Totalboat Total Bilge. https://www.jamestowndistributors.com/userportal/show_product.do?pid=97747&familyName=TotalBoat+TotalBilge+Epoxy+Bilge+Paint
  6. Unfortunately Awlgrip is very difficult to repair and the smallest quantity sold is a quart. You can't buff out awlgrip because it will scratch it and remove the high gloss. If it's just a few small scratches you could use an artist brush and paint them in. The best remedy is to bring it to a professional shop.
  7. Ok, thanks for the picture. I see what you mean. My recommendation is to grind that out beveling the edges out about 2 to 3 " beyond the damage. Clean well with acetone. Cut out 1708 biaxial cloth to fill the damage area, first layer just a little bigger than the inside of the hole, the next larger to overlap the first, then another larger lay up until you covered the whole area and are almost out to the edge. Lay it up with 5:1 epoxy resin. You can finish the last layer with 4 or 6 oz fiberglass cloth for a smoother finish. Let that cure up overnight. Then wash with water in case there is any amine blush, sand with 80 grit, then clean well with acetone. Then you can use a polyester fairing compound to fair out the area. When that is cured, sand smooth, clean with acetone and then gel coat over to finish.
  8. If you are going to use gel coat as a finish coat use polyester resin or out Polyester Fairing compound. It would help if you could send a couple pictures.
  9. I'd recommend Sikaflex 291 Here is the link: https://www.jamestowndistributors.com/userportal/show_product.do?pid=3512
  10. Bill, Did you get a replacement quart of the Epifanes WF Gloss to see if a new can did the same or was that last picture using the same product? Sorry it didn't work out, we usually don't see problems with Epifanes products.