Tanuki, deadwood and epoxy resin

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The other day I was at the local bonsai farm, they were making juniper tanuki.
For the dead wood they were using teak wood let to dry for many years, here in Thailand planty of, one of the best teak wood quality ever, mainly implemented in marine prouposes.
After bleaching and applying lime sulfur, only on the bottom part of the deadwood, the base that enters in contact with soil, moisture, etc, they were applying coats of resin, no the polyuretan one, the 2 components epoxy one.
My question: you experienced guys out there, have you ever try to preserve the base of your deadwood with epoxy? Once resin is dried it could be harmful for the bonsai or it is a completely safe way to procede? In the farm they ensure me that is safe, you know, you never know.....
Thanks!
 

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Cured epoxy should be harmless. It is often used in delicate marine biosystems which are much more delicare and sensitive than any plant.
 

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You know that saying...
Those who can do, do.
Those who can't do, teach.

Well this one goes those who can't, Tanuki.

My problem is taking this fake route out when you should have many trees in that climate you can grow from seed to thick and bitchin for real in probably way less time it would take to eff around with a dumbass piece of dead wood.

Best use that teak for stands for your real trees I reckon.

Fanuki.

Sorce
 

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I've used it for deadwood for 8 years without a problem. It does break down from UV light from the sun, although the leaves from the tree keep it shaded.
 

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Sorce, in my opinion the world is nice cause we are different, in this case some of us like tanuki, other like you dont and you are welcome to tell about how you feel!
A great one once said: "I dont agree with you opinion but I will always fight cause you will always be able to tell about"
 

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You know that saying...
Those who can do, do.
Those who can't do, teach.

Well this one goes those who can't, Tanuki.

My problem is taking this fake route out when you should have many trees in that climate you can grow from seed to thick and bitchin for real in probably way less time it would take to eff around with a dumbass piece of dead wood.

Best use that teak for stands for your real trees I reckon.

Fanuki.

Sorce
Sorce, in my opinion the world is nice cause we are different, in this case some of us like tanuki, other like you dont and you are welcome to tell about how you feel!
A great one once said: "I dont agree with you opinion but I will always fight cause you will always be able to tell about"
 

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My question: you experienced guys out there, have you ever try to preserve the base of your deadwood with epoxy? Once resin is dried it could be harmful for the bonsai or it is a completely safe way to procede?
Yes, if cured properly.

Alternative route to explore, one which I use:
 

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Yes, if cured properly.

Alternative route to explore, one which I use:
I dont think that kind of resin is easy to find, atl ist here in Thailand. I have experience about resin in general, I tested many different kind, never with bonsai ofcurse. I use to make fornitures such tables with wood slabs and resin, I tried to buy resin, importing it, impossible, here is not allowed. I find my source of epoxy from a factory in Bangkok, good stuff that resist well to scratches and uv too, no yellowing after years.
 

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I dont think that kind of resin is easy to find, atl ist here in Thailand.
 

Lannabulls

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Thanks, I know ubuy, I already tried as well ebay, etc, they let you order the resin, you pay in advance, after a couple of weeks they refound your money telling that resin can not be imported, here it works like this, even if ubuy has "th" "Thailand", on its domein. The only place in the web were I was able to buy resin is lazada.com.th, cause the resin is produced here.
Thanks so much for your help anyway
 

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