Originally Posted by Waterwayguy
We have used the CPES and found it to do exactly what we wanted it to do. It worked well for us using it for its intended purpose. I keep both West System and CPES on board for different applications. How well it penetrates depends on what type of wood you are applying it to. You might want to describe exactly what you are trying to accomplish and you might get a better answer. Chuck
It does what it is advertised to do. In my opinion, due to it's consistency, (very similar to fuel
oil), it does it better than other penetrating epoxies.
I used the product to help me postpone the job of replacing my bowsprit
for a couple of years.
I knew that I would eventually replace the bowsprit
and the stem fitting in the process, but I wasn't ready to tackle the job at that time and I wanted to continue daysailing the boat.
I dug out the worst of the rot that I could access and then drilled a few holes to create little reservoirs in the top surface. I saturated and filled the holes every few hours until it seemed that it wouldn't soak it up anymore.
I let it cure for a few days, fished in some pieces of wood in the big areas and filled the holes.
It wasn't pretty but it did exactly what I wanted it to do.
It's a good product and from my experience, a good company to deal with.