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Guitar Maker March 2015: Product Review – Oak & Teak Epoxy
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Reviews from our Customers
I have been using CPES for over twenty years and have found that it does what it says it does, it stabilizes wood. I have used it on boats, windows and garden benches. Great product.
Outstanding service, very friendly people. I use CPES for several years – the best product I ever tryed to seal the wood.
Only I don’t like the containers – impossible to use them without splashing...
I’m submitting this review almost one year after using the penetrating epoxy and filler on my neglected wooden hot tub which had areas of rot above and below water line. I removed any rotten wood and gave a few layer of the penetrating epoxy and then filled and sanded. The tub is heated constantly and to date is still perfect. No lifting or apparent deterioration of the filler. So thumbs up
I am very familiar with these products, having been a general contractor in the S.F. Bay Area and purchased them direct from Smiths in Albany for use on a high-end restoration project in Alameda. I am very glad to have found a supplier just up the road in Kent, and I'm curious to try the other new products from Smiths with which I am not familiar. Steve and Michelle at MWG are friendly and efficient; 100% recommended.
Product was easy to use and the instructions clear and straightforward to follow. Results appear to be good but it remains to be seen how strong it is in use.
My only criticism is that having paid for the quickest delivery option the product was dispatched by second class post. It would be reasonable to expect first class post to be used.
We missed the cut-off for the chosen delivery method so rebooked for Royal Mail as that was better than missing an entire day. Bill should have been refunded the difference at the time - which we didn't do and have now done. We also hope to offer 1st class delivery options for those products that can be sent RM in the near future (Royal Mail delivery is a recent addition for us). Hope you are happy with the glue and sorry for the delivery issue Bill. Steve
Really impressive product from great people.
I only wish I had known about cpes before my new windows were installed one year ago. Excellent delivery, brilliant product, from now on any cuts to wood and bare wood will have cpes applied. Very highly recommended. Maybe an info blitz to selected builders/joiners around the country would highlight this amazing product.
I have used these products for over 20 years. I know the inventor personally as I had a warehouse next to his in Richmond, CA. I used to go into his shop to purchase and to discuss bonding mechanisms and restoration methods. I know the science behind these products is solid. I know they work. My review is about this company, Make Wood Good. I recently moved to Europe and thought it might be more difficult to get these products. Thank God I found Make Wood Good. I had a problem with the payment method at first, but the owner called me directly and fixed it right away on the phone and sent me the products quickly and professionally. What more do you want? Friendly service the way it should be is exactly what I received. I will purchase exclusively from this company as long as I am in Europe. If you find somebody solid and good… stick with them!!!
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.