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Epoxy pigment

swamprat

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Hey folks,
Thinking about using epoxy pigment on the outer hull of this new build. Can somebody give me an idea of what the stuff looks like after, say 3 coats of epoxy?Obviously depends on how much a person uses but I guess what I'm wondering is if it comes out looking more like a stain where you can see the wood thru it or more like a paint that covers the wood completely?

Thanks!
Brad
 

swamprat

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Thanks Chuck,
I'd seen those pictures before and thats what got me to thinking about it. Just can't tell for sure if it looks more like a dark stain type finish or more like paint?
Thanks again!
Brad
 

oldsparkey

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More like paint since it covers the wood tones as paint would do. I haven't tried it but a light application might work as a stain or just mess everything up.
I am thinking ... mess everything up. :evil:

Best to try it on a scrap piece of wood 1st.

Chuck.
 

swamprat

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Ok, sounds like it will end up looking like a painted surface. Is there any advantage to using epoxy pigments rather than just epoxy compatible paint? Only thing I can think of would be that it would maybe take deeper scratches before it started showing thru? Any other advantages or disadvantages?
 

aub77

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I would think the paint would give better UV protection. UV breaks down epoxy over time. However, graphite in epoxy seems to give it pretty good UV resistance and I would presume that a good dose of pigment would be similar.