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RE: Stand and Canopy finish

> Date: Fri, 10 Sep 1999 19:02:40 -0400
> From: "wayne jones" <waj at mnsi_net>
> Although I think you are correct  that epoxy would be a good thing to use
> believe all these marine grade epoxies are not U.V resistant. Even epoxy
> clearcoats containing U.V. inhibiters are sacrificial and must be renewed
on a
> regular basis. Two part water based polyurethane is the finish of choice
> use over top of epoxy. It is highly U.V. resistant and bonds very well to
> Unfortunately, it is pretty pricy in the small quantities required for the
> interior of a hood.

Just to add another data point. My first hood was done in marine epoxy.
After about 8 years, I decided it was getting "tired" looking and replaced
it. The epoxy didn't seem to be effect by 360w of VHO over that time period.

> >Latex based (or anything which cleans
> up with water) finishes are not going to
> be
> >suitable - oil based finishes, while
> trickier to use for a beginner, are
> >much more resistant to moisture.

My current hood is done in latex. It is only about a year old now, but it
doesn't seem to be effected by 720w of VHO in it. Maybe the close quarters
and amount of heat keep it much less moist than some.

Jon Wilson