I will be making a reel seat of Bocote. I would prefer to finish it with Tru-Oil. Would it be possible to add a feather inlay opposite the reel foot and cover it with epoxy? Are these materials compatible? Opinions would be appreciated. Thanks Guys.
Feather inlay for reel seat
Posted 19 January 2017 - 07:02 PM
Posted 20 January 2017 - 07:46 PM
I've had success using a couple of coats of sanding sealer over cocobolo to block the oil from interfering with Helmsman varnish. You might try using sanding sealer as a blocking coat then epoxy over it. I'd certainly do a test first though. Good luck.
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Posted 20 January 2017 - 10:15 PM
All the cocobolo I have done, is after turning wipe down several times with a saturated cloth with acetone, then sanding sealer, then dipped in spar urethane
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Posted 22 January 2017 - 11:07 PM
Mike, Perhaps Spar Urethane would work, then apply the feather inlay and epoxy over it after it's cured. Spar Urethane would give a hue similar to Tru-oil. I've used epoxy over spar urethane (not SPAR Varnish) and it's worked well on thread wraps. My experience is that spar urethane is compatible with epoxy.
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