Timber treatment

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WoodRay
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Timber treatment

Postby WoodRay » 04 Jan 2017, 08:42

Anyone used copper naphthenate to treat timber after removing the rot? Looking for pro's and cons on this one.

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Re: Timber treatment

Postby Dave88 » 04 Feb 2017, 15:24

I've used it for fencing and odd jobs around the yard, but never on a boat.
The can of copper naphthenate I have is oil-based too so it wouldn't be compatible with epoxy or glue. I tend to see it more as a termite barrier rather than a treatment for rot. But happy to stand corrected on that.

2 pac epoxy based wood preserver's still have my vote

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Re: Timber treatment

Postby WoodRay » 05 Feb 2017, 08:40

Thanks Dave, do you have any details on the 2 pac epoxy based wood preserver's?

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Re: Timber treatment

Postby RightyO » 05 Feb 2017, 15:26

I think the early seacraft boats used epicraft everdure but it has a potent smell ,I use Norglass 2 pack wood preserver if you look up the norglass sight you will find all the details.
Ken

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Re: Timber treatment

Postby WoodRay » 05 Feb 2017, 20:08

Thanks Ken.

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Re: Timber treatment

Postby Dave88 » 06 Feb 2017, 23:29

Wattyl Industrial is the brand I use, but mainly because that's what my local marina stocked. It's mixed at a 50/50 ratio. I've been happy with it but do avoid the fumes! Be sure to get compatible thinners with whatever product too.

A shipwright taught me to mix the two parts as instructed, and then dilute with thinners at about a 20%(preserver) / 80%(thinners) ratio. Then literally pour it over the problem area so it wicks deep down into the timber. Before it tacks off repeat again with only 50% thinners. Then brush on final coats minus thinners - basically until it won't absorb a drop more. Seems to work!

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Re: Timber treatment

Postby WoodRay » 07 Feb 2017, 09:24

Thanks Dave.


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