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    Guess I better contact the distributor Thanks

    Guess I better contact the distributor
    Thanks
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    Thanks I plan on using two coats of epoxy; and...

    Thanks
    I plan on using two coats of epoxy; and then cover with a couple coats of varnish.
    I'm giving it four or five days between coats for the epoxy -- sand with some 180 and recoat.
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    That makes sense. I can do the backs of the...

    That makes sense. I can do the backs of the boards next and help prevent any cupping issues. Thanks for that suggestion.
    I'll use a finer paper. Like you said I know it'll take longer; but the...
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    THANKS to both Wayne and Tom. I kind of knew...

    THANKS to both Wayne and Tom.
    I kind of knew this epoxy / varnish finish would be a time consuming process. So I'm not disappointed when you tell me it's going to take some time, and to not rush...
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    Thanks - I'll check into that. So if it is fish...

    Thanks - I'll check into that.
    So if it is fish eye; do I have to totally sand it off and start over. I do plan on sanding it down smooth.
    I was curious of the next coat would hide the fisheyes...
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    HI thanks for the reply. They are bumps. I was...

    HI thanks for the reply.
    They are bumps. I was curious if I put the material on "too" thin. I read maybe air is escaping from the wood as it cures??
    The wood came from a furniture factory where...
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    what's happening here?

    HI I am working on my truck bed.
    It is red oak.'In prep I sanded it down with 220 grit.
    then right before I got ready to put the finish on I wiped it down with some acetone and let it set about 30...
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    Interesting you should mention this - I was...

    Interesting you should mention this - I was wondering around on YouTube today and saw where someone did something like that. Looked pretty good actually
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    Yeah if I used the polyurethane I'd probably only...

    Yeah if I used the polyurethane I'd probably only use it on the bottom side.
    Thanks for the info. Anyone else care to agree or disagree??
    This is why I like to go to a site like this and ASK.
    SO...
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    Thanks for the reply. I wonder; do you it might...

    Thanks for the reply.
    I wonder; do you it might be best to put epoxy on the bottom of the boards - where they will be exposed to mud, salt, and gunk.
    I was wondering if it might be more resistant...
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    Thanks to everyone for all their input. I have a...

    Thanks to everyone for all their input.
    I have a couple questions before I do anything.
    I read somewhere about Penetrating Epoxy. (The brand I saw was Total Boat). I assume several places make it....
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    well Shucks - I originally wrote a post but now I...

    well Shucks - I originally wrote a post but now I see for some reason it didn't post. Let me see if I can put my thoughts back together.
    Let me toss out what I said when James first replied.
    I...
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    Yeah hear what you are saying. Mainly I just...

    Yeah hear what you are saying.
    Mainly I just want a deep rich glossy finish. As far as "waterproof";.. of course the more water it sheds the better; but for the most part the truck will be kept in...
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    I read a couple different places this worked....

    I read a couple different places this worked.
    Perhaps I should have said it was more of a "maintenance" type thing. I read (like any natural process) when the wood dries out; when applying tung oil...
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    Water Proofing wood

    Someone replied to a thread I posted elsewhere and said "Ask those guys over on the Boat Building forum - they know about water proofing wood. SO here I am.
    This was my original post:
    I am...
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    Info on Tung Oil

    I am building the wood bed for an old pickup.
    I have oak ready to put a finish on. I believe it is red oak.
    I sanded it with 80 grit and then finished it off with 220.
    I want to use 100% tung oil...
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