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  Varnish Over Epoxy - West System

A Look at the Benefits of Undercoating with Epoxy By Tom Pawlak The appeal of well-maintained, varnished wood trim on boats is hard to deny. It evokes our past and we respect the owner because of all the time and effort it takes to apply and maintain the varnish. Historically, "the look" was...


  Application Chart for Sika Primers

This chart is meant for quick reference ONLY Sika Cleaner-226 Sika Aktivator Sika Primer-209 Product Description Sika Cleaner-226 is a special adhesion promoting solution for the pretreatment of bonding or sealing with SikaFlex products. Sika Aktivator is a moisture sensitive liquid for the...


  Life Jacket Learning - PFD Selection Guide

With all the different style life jackets out there, there's the perfect PFD to suit your needs. When choosing a jacket, there are flotation basics to understand and also USCG classification types which designate it's offshore range and safety factor. Flotation fundamentals Inflatable Expandingly...


  Charge Current Limiting for a Remote Battery Using the CL-Series BatteryLink ACR

technical article from Blue Sea Systems Powering a bow thruster or windlass from the main battery banks requires running large wires through the entire length of the boat since cable size is a function of the length of run and the amount of current the cable must carry. An option is to install an...


  Refitting with a WeatherDeck Circuit Breaker Panel

technical article from Blue Sea Systems May 15, 2007 This is the second Application Brief describing the refit of the electrical system on a Harborcraft runabout. The first Application Brief described the installation of a second battery, battery switch, and automatic charging relay (ACR). Click to...


  Revisiting a church window restoration - West System

By J.R. Watson The United Methodist Church in Ludington, Michigan, as it looked several years after the stained glass window frames were restored with WEST SYSTEM® epoxy. Those working on projects that use epoxy for restoration and rot repair often ask, "How long will this last? Will the rot...


  Epifanes Rapidcoat Application Directions

Epifanes Rapidcoat Quick and Easy Wood Protection! Type One-component wood finish based on modified alkyd/urethane resin combined with colorful pigment. UV protecting Color Lightly tinted. Retains traditional color of wood. Gloss Semi gloss Recommended use For long term protection and enhancement...


  3M Marine Adhesive and Sealant Chart

Bonding & Sealing 3M Marine offers a complete line of adhesives and sealants that are designed to perform in the harsh marine environment, including the legendary 3M™ Marine Adhesive/Sealant 5200. Cosmetic and General Bonding & Sealing Applications: Deck Fittings Thru Hull Hatches Trim...


  Auto body-work with West System G/5 adhesive

Auto bodywork: A quicker fix with G/5 adhesive By Brian Knight A small area in the rear quarter panel of my wife's car was perforated from rust. I cleaned the area using a Nyalox abrasive impregnated nylon bristle brush (Photo 1) to remove as much corrosion as possible-including the back of the...


  Interlux Paste Wood Filler Stain

Using Paste Wood Filler Stain 1. Interlux Interstain Paste Wood Filler and Stain fills the grain of the wood so that the number of coats of varnish can be reduced and it stains the wood to enhance its natural beauty. 2. Surface Preparation: Wood surface must be clean and dry. If bleaching has been...


  Machine Screws Uncovered

Machine Screws are essential fasteners used in many industries including automotive, aerospace and marine. Also known as metric screws, they are used to attach many important pieces of engines, foils, extremities, etc. So, making sure you order the right fastener is important! Simply follow this...


  Interlux Painting Over Previously Painted Bottoms

HOW TO PAINT PREVIOUSLY PAINTED BOTTOMS The condition of any existing coating is important in order to provide a sound surface for the new antifouling. If the paint is in poor condition, remove it with Interstrip 299E and follow procedure for bare work. Option A KNOWN ANTIFOULING Check for...


  Interlux How Antifouling Paint Works

DIFFERENT TYPES OF ANTIFOULING PAINTS SELF-POLISHING COPOLYMERS SPC technology antifoulings work because the film contains a patented resin called "SPC Copolymer". This copolymer reacts with saltwater in a controlled way. As a result, the chemical reactions controls and sustains the release of...


  Applications for Weld Mount

Weldmount Applications Problem: A major builder of sport fishing boats has a large DC distribution panel manufactured of white powder coated metal. Previously, plastic adhesive backed cable tie mounts were used however they continually fell off. Modifications to the panel were made to drill and...


  Sizing a Shunt to a DC Ammeter

technical article from Blue Sea Systems June 26, 2007 DC ammeters require shunts for their operation. Some meters have built-in shunts, some meters have external shunts. External shunts are placed in the circuit where the current is to be measured. (See Technical Brief: Strategies for Monitoring DC...


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