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Old 12-16-2013, 04:48 PM
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Bar is finished. After mocking up the wood flooring I decided to go a different route. Used full sheets of patina copper instead. Covered the entire surface in Etex. Came out great with one exception. I thought I was doing a good thing by sealing all the seams and joints with silicone. Didn't know the Etex will not adhere to it. In fact it pulls away from it like oil and water. Planning a second coat shortly and hopefully the Etex will pool over the silicone and harden. Bar came out better than I could have hoped though.



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Old 12-16-2013, 07:24 PM - Thread Starter
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I love the look of the copper! That turned out awesome.
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Nice job Mick
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Very nice! Glad to see Neuner's post still going.
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Filling Gaps Before Epoxy Seal/Flood Coats

First time poster here on the forum. (What a wealth of info!!!) I am getting ready to buy some Etex to begin my pour on my bar back and would like some advice on filling the more obvious gaps between my wood flooring planks i used for my top. I have read a ton of different approaches in regards to accomplishing this from wood putty to even clear caulk, which was Neuner's approach. I am leaning towards the clear caulk route because i feel that the wood putty will look bad compared to the natural wood grain. Have any others used the clear caulk approach, and if so was it silicone based? Everything I have read states that epoxy will not bond properly to silicone based caulks.

I have included a couple pics of my bar back progress and also a couple close-ups of the gaps I am referencing...

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...in regards to accomplishing this from wood putty to even clear caulk, which was Neuner's approach.
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No, I did not use caulk or wood putty. I didn't use anything. I poured the Etex on top and it seeped inbetween the joints.

I like your top, it turned out really well.
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No, I did not use caulk or wood putty. I didn't use anything. I poured the Etex on top and it seeped inbetween the joints.

I like your top, it turned out really well.
My mistake, I thought I had read one of your posts in which you used clear caulk on a gap about 1/8" thick, but left the rest as is. I was planning on letting the epoxy just do its thing upon the initial pour but thought i might be able to limit the amount of bubbles or leakage on the more obvious spots.

Thanks for your feedback!

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The gap was in the seam of the counter substrate. I didn't account for a higher tolerance with it because I didn't think it mattered. That is where the epoxy ran through onto the floor on my first pour. I think I remember putting some kind of tape underneath for the second pour to seal it up.

If I were to do it again, I'd seal up the substrate gaps somehow. I would be afraid to use caulk near the top surface because it's flexible and might allow movement which could ruin the finish if under stress unless someone here has tried otherwise and found it to be acceptable.
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