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  1. I want to apply TotalBoat Clear Penetrating Epoxy (CPE) to some older bare-wood boat seats. What do you recommend for thinner - Acetone, or Denatured Alcohol ? After the CPE cures, what varnish do you recommend for the best UV protection?
  2. I have a wooden, 14' row boat that has been stripped of all it's old paint, and sanded. I coated the whole inside of the hull with Totalboat Penetrating epoxy, and on the outside of the hull I covered with West Epoxy and fiberglass. Now I'm ready to start applying primer paint to both inside and outside. I want to make sure that the wood hull is completely protected from water, and the paint is tough enough, so that's why I was thinking to use epoxy primer. I was thinking to use Interlux Epoxy Primekote to cover the inside, and Interlux 2000-E Epoxy primer for the outside of the hull. What is the main difference between these two epoxy primers? Could I use the TotalBoat Epoxy primer for all surfaces inside and outside? Is this overkill, and too much epoxy paint, or could I just use regular topside primer instead of the epoxy? I have washed off any amine-blush, and sanded smooth all surfaces. After the primer I plan to use either Brightside Poly paint or WetEdge poly paint, but I'm unsure if either of these topside polyurethene paints are compatible with the epoxy primer? Would you recommend a 2-part poly finish paint, or just single part poly?
  3. I am restoring an Offshore 33 Cat Ketch sailboat both inside and fixing deck - have areas that have become damaged from leaking hatch and other penetrations to deck letting water in - and areas where structure seems to still be good but delamination has occurred along side decks. I bought the Totalboat clear penetrating epoxy instead of the Smiths CPES product based on reading several discussions that I thought were from Jamestown Distributors website but cannot now find. Recently I read a response provided to another inquiry where the statement was made that a product - Boatlife Wet Setting Epoxy would work the same as the Totalboat penetrating epoxy but would push out any water and would setup in a wet environment. I am now a bit concerned that I may have set up my repair job including drilling 3/4" drying holes in top deck fiberglass every 3" or so anticipating pouring in the penetrating epoxy but that not being a proper approach to fix the deck. I need a good structural deck as the Cat Boat Mast arrangement has unstayed masts with deck collars and no standing rigging relying on the structural integrity of the hull and mast step structure which is aluminum plate and solid fiberglass. Is the penetrating epoxy going to be the appropriate product? I have not opened the product as of yet, having been working on other items while letting deck dry out under tarps and the hot sun, and had heat under deck inside during winter months. Drying out now for approximately 4 months or more. DHReady421