What Screws to Use During Epoxy

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What Screws to Use During Epoxy

Postby Classic Finn » Thu Sep 28, 2006 11:17 am

Im installing some ply and I was wondering as to what kind of Screws or ...to use while Epoxy is Drying underneath? I just dont want to place too many during that time...Id remove them after the drying.

And also what is the drying or curing time on the epoxy during cooler weather that has arrived.


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Postby Steve Frederick » Thu Sep 28, 2006 11:21 am

If you will be removing them, any type..If they stay..outside, stainless, inside, whatever you like!
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Postby Classic Finn » Thu Sep 28, 2006 11:27 am

We were just wondering if there was a special kind of screws or whatever to use during that time.. okidoki.. just had to check.. Ive got a lot of stainless steel ones here..

Thank You Steve.

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Postby Juneaudave » Thu Sep 28, 2006 1:36 pm

While glueing up epoxy parts and holding them in place with temporary screws, I dip the screws in paraffin or use a release agent on them so they do not get glued in place. The time it takes for the epoxy to harden is entirely related to the epoxy itself. That time can range from 5 minutes to a couple days.
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Postby Classic Finn » Thu Sep 28, 2006 2:13 pm

Thank You Juneau Dave... Thats what I,ll use on the screws.. :thumbsup:

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Postby Dean in Eureka, CA » Thu Sep 28, 2006 6:07 pm

Classic Finn wrote:What Screws to Use During Epoxy...

Waxed... If you want to get them out. :thumbsup:
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Postby angib » Thu Sep 28, 2006 6:51 pm

It's worth noting that epoxy doesn't bond well to stainless steel - I don't know why it sticks like sh** to a blanket* to aluminum, brass or plain steel, but not to stainless.

So a waxed stainless screw has to be the best bet to get out. I can testify that brass is a no-hoper in these circumstances - the epoxy bond will always be stronger than the screw slot!

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*This is not an offensive term, it is a recognised British engineering term for a really, really good bond. Honest!
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Postby Chaotica » Thu Sep 28, 2006 8:18 pm

angib wrote:*This is not an offensive term, it is a recognised British engineering term for a really, really good bond. Honest!


I dunno about that one but screw slot may sound offensive to some people. :D
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Postby doug hodder » Thu Sep 28, 2006 8:57 pm

Finn...I use a stainless screw called sharkz...the thread on them have small serrated edges, no pre-drill...and a phillips head...you can reuse them over and over...don't need to wax them, but just about any bulk box of stainless wood screws would work...I've got a lot leftover from a boat and they're only 1" in length...it gets pricey if you want a whole lot of reusable stainless screws in various sizes....Doug
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