I am an Epoxy Goddess!!!

That's what I yelled as I walked into the house today!  And my husband yelled back "YOU ARE"!


I have all but two things left on the list.  Finish rebuilding the beams with the marine epoxy resin and paint. Yesterday I finally dropped the fear, grabbed the bull by the horns and mixed that three part epoxy and went to town.  All this time I've been fearing this stuff!


The first round of trying to use the stuff didn't go so well.  I wanted it to be like puddy so I could build the beams out but I didn't use enough resin.  I was too afraid of how quickly it was going to set.  Then when I least expected it the epoxy I had in the plastic cup got really, really hot and boom!  Just like that it hardened. It was unmovable.  However, the epoxy I had applied on the beam was still very much like liquid.  Odd. 


Today I kept it the consistency of fluids to give the beams a good even coat of protection.  Then I added resin like mad.  Finally got it to be nice and thick and I started applying.  I loved it. It's like sculpting. The people who use this stuff often and well really are artists.  


I have to go back to Florida on Saturday so the work will come to a hault again but this is what's left to do:
1. build out third and worst beam.
2. sand all "lumpy" beams and spots.
3. paint. 


and I'll be FINISHED!!!!

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kriselkeeper: I am an Epoxy Goddess!!!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

I am an Epoxy Goddess!!!

That's what I yelled as I walked into the house today!  And my husband yelled back "YOU ARE"!


I have all but two things left on the list.  Finish rebuilding the beams with the marine epoxy resin and paint. Yesterday I finally dropped the fear, grabbed the bull by the horns and mixed that three part epoxy and went to town.  All this time I've been fearing this stuff!


The first round of trying to use the stuff didn't go so well.  I wanted it to be like puddy so I could build the beams out but I didn't use enough resin.  I was too afraid of how quickly it was going to set.  Then when I least expected it the epoxy I had in the plastic cup got really, really hot and boom!  Just like that it hardened. It was unmovable.  However, the epoxy I had applied on the beam was still very much like liquid.  Odd. 


Today I kept it the consistency of fluids to give the beams a good even coat of protection.  Then I added resin like mad.  Finally got it to be nice and thick and I started applying.  I loved it. It's like sculpting. The people who use this stuff often and well really are artists.  


I have to go back to Florida on Saturday so the work will come to a hault again but this is what's left to do:
1. build out third and worst beam.
2. sand all "lumpy" beams and spots.
3. paint. 


and I'll be FINISHED!!!!

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