Originally Posted by minaret
When failure occurs, I certainly have not been able to heat strip any epoxy sealer that was really flood coated until the substrate would accept no more. I've seen CPES poured on soak right through 1/2" marine
grade and drip out the bottom in less than ten minutes, so I'm not sure how that would be possible. I've always had to resort to extreme measure to remove the stuff, and do it over right.
In my experience this isn't the case. Sure, if you are soaking pourous wood then material will end up inaccessible, deep below the surface. But on teak
that was in good condition, and sanded up to 150 grit or so before applying CPES (several passes of cpes) the heat gun and scraper worked just fine to strip back to bare wood. I was relieved, but also disappointed that the CPES hadn't dug in quite like it did in my imagination.
Perhaps its all snake oil
, but for me the CPES+2part poly has held up incredibly well, and wasn't terribly difficult to remove. So its obviously not the horrible choice some folks make it out to be.
These were near-vertical surfaces, I imagine a horizontal surface might behave a bit differently in these regards.
I'll probably switch to Awlwood if it proves to be good stuff...