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    Default Managing Termite damage in rimu hardwood fklooring

    Hi, we have had termites infest part of our rimu hardwood floorboards. I have ripped up and replaced 95% of the damaged areas, whilst there are some sections which are difficult to access. Can someone suggest a remedy to fill slight damaged areas. Would a two part epoxy resin (west system 105) be a suitable option to fill the voids and create a firm filler created by the termite damage

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    I'd use beeswax softened slightly with a bit of gum turps or simply melted and dripped in situ...
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    Thanks for the reply, does the beeswax and gum turps harden over time? I have not heard of gum turps, where can I get that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chopper View Post
    Thanks for the reply, does the beeswax and gum turps harden over time? I have not heard of gum turps, where can I get that?
    Yep it hardens as the gum turpentine evaporates off. Big Green Shed or a decent paint store should have in the thinners section.
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    The West system would do the job as well, I like the idea of the wax though

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