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    Posted: 07 May 10 at 10:48pm
Hi Does anyone know where i can get a small tin of the above from?  I can only find the 80 tins. I only want to do a mast and boom.  IF it has been discontinued whats the replacement???
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Hi MB. The retail packs have been discontinued. Which is a pain there
are two options. International Perfection 2 Pack. Or I believe Durapox
make a version but not sure if anyone is selling it in the uk.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ham4sand Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 May 10 at 8:41am
maybe ask wiz at matrix composite materials?
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Adam, does perfection have the same properties as Ultravar???  I have traditional varnishes on masts before an i don't rate them.  Does perfection have decent UV stabilisers? and does it need to be thinned before it is applied to a mast??
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Post Options Post Options   Quote I luv Wight Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 May 10 at 5:52pm
Ultravar is good for UV resistance, but with a big tin - the hardener goes hard in the tin unless you've got 500 masts to varnish at once .  ( I've got plenty of 'spare' base, and no hardener    ).
Durepox clear is good too, the hardener seems to be lasting OK so far ( 18 months ), but don't know about the availablity of small tins.  You can get Durepox from Marineware in Southampton.

Or maybe I could sell a small quantity... ( but shipping nasty chems is a bit of a problem )


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Merlinboy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 May 10 at 10:13pm
Holly Smokes, all this proper 2-pot stuff is seriously
expensive, or available in industrial size only volumes.
Funnily enough Andy, we are sailing over to the IOW next
week. Perhaps i could come and purchase a small amount
from you. I only need enough for a Phantom Mast and Boom,
although my mate may want some for his Canoe whilst we are
at it.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote alstorer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 May 10 at 9:32pm
If an epoxy hardener is "going off" too easily, one possible remedy is to keep it cold- fridge or freezer would do it. However, you don't really want to be keeping it next to food...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote I luv Wight Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 May 10 at 10:37pm
 Ultravar is a polyurethane, the hardener reacts with water vapour as soon as you open it. ( and the stoopid containers are hard to seal up properly once opened).
Durepox is err.. more of an epoxy - but also urethane in it ( clue in the name I think ) so that's probably why it's lasting longer.  Moisture ( and light ) can be still a problem with epoxy hardeners.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote tony198 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 May 10 at 10:21am
Durepox is an epoxy with extra UV protection in it, very hard finish so if you plan to knock it back for recoating it needs to be done within 24 hours else its a pain.
Marineware do small kits of the clear (1L) which works out about 35.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote tmoore Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 May 10 at 11:36am
Don't bother with two pack stuff mate. I have international goldspar which is one part. It has stuck fine and looks great. I have had it on for over a year now and other than where it gets scratched by the boom jaws and mast pot it looks as new. I do have a half tin of it in my garage which should do nicely if you want it?
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