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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
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    How much Epifanes for a 15 footer ?

    I'm going to be using Epifanes Clear on my Hiawatha and will probably go for 5 or 6 coats on the outside and maybe 3 or 4 on the inside.
    Any idea how much I'll need ?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    7
    Some data here http://www.epifanes.com/home.htm click "Paint Sytems" and whichever "info" link applies to you. The Epifanes data is metric so coverage is presumably given in square meters; I'd guess a 15 ft canoe would have 8-10 sq m total area for in/outside. Epifanes recommends 7 coats I understand but a boat taken out of the water between trips might be OK with less.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
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    400
    You should be able to get 1 to 1.5 full coats inside and out on an average canoe from a 1L can of Epifanes, use a splash of Epifanes thinner to help it spread, more when it’s hot. No need to over thin first coat as you have already sealed the cedar with epoxy

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    usa
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    1
    Hi,
    There are a vast number of chemicals out there to choose from. We do not use chemicals. We have tried most of them and have always returned to a heat (hot air) gun and sharp scrapers. This method is by far the least messy and most effective for us. However, having said this, try different methods.

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  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Posts
    400
    I totally agree with a hot air gun and scraper on flat surfaces, but a couple of reservations re small wooden boats. If you are working on the inside of a small curved hull you will need to use scrapers that roughly fit the curves with no sharp corners, to avoid scratches. You will also need to be careful not to scorch the wood particularly when going for a clear finish. Most epoxy has a very low heat distortion temperature so can blister if stripping varnish with a heat gun unless you turn the temperature way down.


 

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