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Old 08-22-2017, 04:54 PM   #1
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Refinishing Kevlar boat

Hi all,

We have a 4 year old Souris Quietico canoe that is looking a little rough. Souris offers strategies using Poly or West System and I was wondering if folks had opinions about which I should pursue. Wear is cosmetic although I will want to fare out some patches made by St. Regis Outfitters before selling me this former rental boat. Also concerned about UV protection.

Thanks for any thoughts you might have.
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Old 08-22-2017, 06:10 PM   #2
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My canoe partner is about to refinish an SR Prospector using the Epoxy method.

We also have a pair of SR Quetico Rental Rescues from Killarney Outfitters. They were refinish by KO using the epoxy method
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Old 08-22-2017, 07:19 PM   #3
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My canoe partner is about to refinish an SR Prospector using the Epoxy method.

We also have a pair of SR Quetico Rental Rescues from Killarney Outfitters. They were refinish by KO using the epoxy method
Did you do the entire hull at once? If so, did you have any trouble with the epoxy running down the sides? What epoxy did you use?
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Old 08-22-2017, 08:51 PM   #4
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We haven't started the sanding. The two that were done, were done by KO. They repair and refinish all of theirs before selling them.

We'll use the West System.
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Thanks sweeper, I'll reach out to KO for some guidance.
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Old 08-23-2017, 04:49 PM   #6
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Here you go ys lots of good info here on SR refinishing

https://redrockstore.wordpress.com/2...d&preview=true
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Old 08-23-2017, 06:48 PM   #7
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Here's the article I was looking for and the reason you shouldn't use sawhorses when refinishing canoes

https://sourisriverdealer.wordpress....e-refinishing/
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Old 08-28-2017, 04:54 PM   #8
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I too bought a used SR from st Regis app 3-4 years ago. I kept getting a rash on my arm from the tiny Kevlar threads. Couldn't see gem but my arm felt them and it turned red. My friend helped me sane down the boat, we used west systems like they recommended. But we failed to "tip" the liquid once we rolled it on. We didn't think there was drip marks but once it dried we saw them. No big deal but if I was to do it again we would use the foam brush after rolling it on and catch any run off. I'm not to sure how to explain "tipping". There is probably a video.
Side note, I enjoy paddling the SR with my wife and friends. So easy to car top. Enjoy.
Mine is non colored. Those red ones are cool looking. Be well.
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Old 08-29-2017, 07:42 PM   #9
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Sanded mine down and did two test areas today. Stay tuned for complete report,
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Old 09-03-2017, 11:51 AM   #10
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We did two coats of epoxy without drama and good result although there are a few small pinholes which the folks at SR said is normal. A few notes. "Tipping" was essential to a smooth finish. Roll thin layers 90 degrees to the keel line, then "tip" by loading a good quality 4" foam brush and make long, light strokes using "wet edge" technique at 90 degree angle to the roller strokes. If the application is nice and thin dripping won't be a problem. We cleaned the various decals with soap and water, then a tack cloth, not using acetone as advised by SR. We then applied the epoxy in the normal fashion with good result. Sorry no photos as it's raining here today.
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