Join Date: Feb 2014
Seriously, as long as the epoxy process is reversible without damage, it seems reasonable to so utilise the stuff.
Personally, I have no idea whether the original compounds are deleterious to the blades and supporting structures; it may be that epoxy is superior in that regard.
There remains a part of me that feels that original, traditional materials provide a sort of integrity in repair and restoration. While that may just be the romantic in me, I'm certain that in many areas of endeavor this would be the touchstone. I've seen folks use magnets to determine whether body repairs to vintage automobiles were accomplished with Bondo or lead (Pb) rather than by properly re-forming the underlying metal.
I remain of two minds whether I will go forward with tradition or take the road of Better Living Through Chemistry, having already ordered black damar.