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Which is more durable epoxy or urethane for outdoor projects

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which is more durable epoxy or urethane for outdoor projects
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Home Improvement
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I make metal art and I want to spray clear coat over finished piece and I want to use the longest lasting coating I have used urethane.that is sprayed on autos but would like to know about epxy.
Expert:  Rick replied 10 months ago.

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Both finishes are very durable with epoxy generally being a better product for wear surfaces. But as a practical matter epoxy is a 2 part product that has to be mixed just prior to application. So since you're spraying the finish I'd stick with urethane.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Urethane clearcoat also has to be mixed just before spraying
Expert:  Rick replied 10 months ago.

Sounds like you're using a catalyzed urethane finish. Unless this is a wear surface there is no benefit to epoxy over urethane.