RE: [baidarka] Glues

Subject: RE: [baidarka] Glues
From: Michael Daly (
Date: Wed May 19 2004 - 16:35:24 EDT

On 18 May 2004 at 9:20, wrote:

> I'm surprised to hear doubts about the use of epoxy as a boatbuilding
> glue

I've never heard such - epoxy is the boatbuilder's glue of choice.

> all epoxies are very toxic

That's a bit of a stretch. Epoxies are certainly not nice and should
be handled with care prior to curing. The hardeners in particular
are hyperallergenic - they can easily lead to allergies. The best
epoxies are tolerable to breath (though it's definitely not
recommended). Keep it off your skin and make sure you've got lots of
fresh air and/or a VOC filtered mask.

Once cured, most epoxies are quite safe.

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