I’ve used Petit’s Easypoxy enamel on the teak window frames of my North Florida-based sedan trawler for years. Every six months or so, I simply rough up what I’ve got with 220-grit sandpaper, scrape down the few areas that are cracked or chipped, and spend a cool but sunny day repainting. The sheen that results—largely due to the silicone Petit puts into this polyurethane product I’d venture—is both gelcoat-like and long lasting. But get this now. Petit’s just launched a new and improved product they’re calling EZ-Poxy2. Like its one-part predecessor, the new two-part poly cuts the effect of brush strokes to zip, says Petit, and is otherwise so forgiving “it’s practically foolproof.” Moreover, EZ-Poxy2 is said to have added UV protection and gloss retention. And supposedly, you can mix the base and hardener any dang way you choose, although Petit recommends a certain ratio. Quite frankly, I can’t wait to try the stuff.
Talking about windows on boats, there’s a lot to consider. Will the new ones hold up and be easy to maintain? Know the ins and outs of what’s available, and see why the crew on one project chose replacement windows from Vetus.
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