Guitar Maker March 2015: Product Review – Oak & Teak Epoxy
Reviews from our Customers
I used 3 products to repair the delaminating deck on my 33 year old boat. Rain water had found its way into the balsa sandwich between the grp layers and soaked and partially rotted some of the wood. This required drilling numerous holes in the affected part of the deck. After allowing a few weeks for the balsa core to dry out I used a syringe to inject CPES into the affected area to consolidate the wooden core and protect from rot. Layup and laminating epoxy with added silica was then injected to fill any voids. Finally Fill-It was used to fill and fair the holes. I then painted the deck with anti-slip paint. This process seems to have done the trick. The deck is strong and stable. It just remains to be seen if the repair stands the test of time. I found all 3 products extremely easy to work with.
had a small query.phoned up and had courteous and helpful answer
Only used a small amont so far but results excellent
Instead of lining all my orangery planters with plastic, I decided to use CPES. It was very easy to apply, and so far has worked brilliantly. My planters are on a wall inside, so I did not want water dripping down the wall from my automatic watering system. So far so good, I do keep checking the underside of each planter, and to this point no water is seeping through at all. I should just mention that I did apply a silicone sealant to the joints between each wals and the floor first as well as the CPES. Whilst I was applying the CPES I had a question about multiple coats. I posted the question, and within hours had received a phone call and was talked through exactly what to do. So all in all, for the product and the customer service, I would heartily recommend CPES.
Very professional and helpful from the beginning to the very end.A couple of days to deliver the standard goods, a couple of weeks to find and deliver the impossible.Congratulations and thank you !!
The product is great, but the service of Stephen is even greater. I have never seen a webshop that is so fast and helpful. I requested information during a bank holiday weekend and they arranged answers, order picking and shipping during the same weekend despite the massive paperwork for shipping by truck on the bank holiday. Chapeau.
I make wooden laminated longbows and have found this to be the best epoxy for gluing the woods together ,Bamboo, Padauk, Rosewood,Iroko,Wenge,IPE,Maple,Osage and others I have had no delaminations and more confidence im this glue over any others i have used
This stuff works! Used on superstructure of my wooden boat. Easy to mix, easy consistancy. And pretty easy to sand to a super smooth finish. Invisible once painted. Seems to be tough as nails. All good. I did not try mixing it with any pigment, though I will be doing so for another project. Again, expensive. But suspect long term will pay off. And Steve is a great vendor, very helpful phone conversations both before and after purchase. Thanks!
I can only comment on the short term at this stage. Steve is a very helpful chap - call him with any questions and he always gets back to you. I used CPES on the teak frame on my boats superstructure prior to varnishing, and it has worked a treat. Very happy. Also has worked wonders on repairing some marine ply parts of the superstructure. Recommend both the product (though expensive for sure) and the vendor - top people.
Have used CPES as a primer prior to painting on ply interior refit of small yacht. Application is simple and effective, a couple of coats sealed the good quality exterior ply I am using. Paint took well to the sealed wood. Obviously yet to see if it helps the wood last longer in the marine environment. Will update when I know!
I was unsure which product to use. The staff were very helpful and friendly. The advice was second to none and very useful. The recommended product worked really well.Thanks again for all of your help.
After my lovely dining chair broke I decided to do my own repair rather than trust the job to another after some less than prefect previous experiences. The Oak and Teak epoxy was very easy to use and worked perfectly. My only regret was that I had no other jobs to do as I used so little of the product and have almost full tubes left. Great specialist product and quickly delivered.
This product is fantastic. To try the product out I made a simple biscuit joint - much quicker than mortice and tenon - followed the instructions carefully and left the joint to set for 24 hours. I found it impossible to snap the joint by hand -it is absolutely solid. I have just ordered a larger quantity of the epoxy and am looking forward to assembling 17 oak cabinet doors. Fantastic product - follow the instructions and you will not be disappointed!
I use CPES as a primer on new wood prior to varnishing with Epiphanes. The CPES is a doddle to use, I use medication measuring cups to achieve the correct mix and just paint it on, it goes on like water. Keep applying until you achieve a shiny surface then apply the varnish before the primer fully dries. I have used this method on many wooden items on my boat, whether used inside or out and have had fantastic results and good longevity of the coating. I use CPES on new items as well as recoating old ones, it is expensive initialy but will reduce the amount of time, money and effort needed to keep wood looking good in the future.
On a bus restoration project, I needed to plug up some oversized bolt holes, in the ash framework, and re-drill them. With another adhesive, I found that the remaining thin shell of the ash plug sometimes broke away on re-drilling. I was advised to use epoxy adhesive, and found this to be the solution.
We are renovating an old property in France and finding CEPS has been brilliant! We are keeping the old beams visible and applying CEPS has meant that we have been able to better preserve even the worst of the beams. Very easy product to use. We have already ordered our second batch! Great service and delivery from the company. Thanks
I m very pleased with the service. I would definitely recommend.
I have waited a few months before posting a review because I wanted to check it works, it does. I had about 20m of hairline cracks on a smooth rendered house. I tried various other traditional method over the year but the cracks always came back. I would advise taking some time to ensure a smooth finish after applying the filler as it does not sand well, also check when cutting out the cracks as I came across an electrical cable buried in the render.
The best oak glue I have found. Saves all that joint preparation (cleaning mortices etc). Any excess cleans off when joints are cleaned. Highly recommended
Steve couldn't have been more helpful. Better still, the products are top quality and really do what they say on the tin!