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Old 09-07-2010, 01:07 PM   #1
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repairing damaged cedar trim

I am getting ready to paint the exterior of my 1915 bungalow. The problem is there are window sill plates and other trim pieces that are showing signs of rot, etc. Considering how intergrated everything is on these old houses, I really don't want to pull an entire window out to fix a small area of rot, same with the trim...

I've seen on shows like This Old House and others, where they use epoxy to repair the damage, but I can't seem to find what I think I need at the lumber yards. I have used products like Rock Hard in the past, but not sure how that would hold up over the years for larger repairs. I also have some past experience with fiberglass resins and marine epoxies. I'm curious how those types of materials would hold up to the wood.

Over the weekend I used some SMC fiberglass resin I had laying around and mixed it with some fumed silica, which basically makes a paste out of the runny resin and used it to fill a few of the smaller rough spots on two of my windows, but curious if that's a bad idea or not. I have heard of people using bondo in he past as well and see it for sale in the home improvement stores in the area, I think I should find the epoxy I can't find.

Any suggestions??

FYI, it is mostly cedar siding and trim, with probably some douglas fir or pine mixed in around the windows. Everything will be coated with a good quality oil based paint prior to painting.



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Old 09-09-2010, 04:54 PM   #2
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This stuff works great. Just don't mix more than you can use in 5-6 min. You're sanding in 20 min.

Ace hardware is the only place I’ve been able to find it in my area.


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Sounds just like what I need! Thanks!!
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I used a product called WoodEpox by Abatron for repairs on my cedar windows. I also used it to repair some big gouges to the decorative trim, and was surprised at how well it performed. It is not cheap, but I found it to be very good value.
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