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Old 10-07-2010, 15:16   #16
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Epoxy is immortal, I think... No problems with that here!!
Well, I can't offer an opinion on its soul, but epoxy DOES suffer from UV degradation. Ask the Gougeon Brothers...

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You can't just group epoxy. It will all be effected by uv as every material. Most high end epoxys have UV inhibiters I use one like this to make surfboards. Poly resin used to make your boat will break down in uv over time too.
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I've not seen an epoxy that doesn't suffer UV degradation. If left clear it needs to be varnished and the varnish needs to be maintained or paint. A lot of guys even go to the extent of using a grey primer before paint to increase UV protection.
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Yep randy that why I said most paint there masts. UV breaks everything down but I do Have a couple of clients boards that have been ridden for 4 years 5 days a week that are holding up well. They are some of the first ones I did with the newer uv inhibitors.
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