cleared of previous finish
or other impurities.
I've heard good reports about tung oil. One hundred year old wood in my daughter's dining table is finished with tung oil, and it has held up well.
I use G-flex and other West epoxy, but I wouldn't depend on just epoxy to tip a paddle. But since your paddles are inexpensive, it may hold up until you're ready for paddles that are properly tipped at the factory.h
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