West System Epoxy

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West System Epoxy

Postby DaveD » Wed Jul 23, 2008 10:40 am

This product is invaluable to restoration. I used it to fill gelcoat blisters, cracks and waterproofing (I coated the new stringers that I put in with it to seal them up).

They use it to make Ice Boats in my home town (the company headquarters is also there).

You can fill, mold, bond and fiberglass with this stuff, and it cures to near indestructible strength A lot of builders use it to buildup and bond rigging and tackle to the deck.

Here is their site:
http://www.westsystem.com/

Here is the best deal on the net:
http://www.jamestowndistributors.com/userportal/show_product.do?pid=3842&familyName=WEST+System+Epoxy+Kit

You can also print out that kit content page, take it to your local West Marine store, and they will match it or better.

TIP!: If you are a new boater, they will give you an extra 10% off with a New Boater Card.

I basically filled every blister, and resurfaced my deck with this stuff and I still have over half of it left from that kit. A little goes a long way.

I recommend the 205 hardner (FAST) for anyone living in the Midwest or northern US. You get about 12 minutes pot life in 85 degree heat, and you can use it down to around 35 degrees and it will still cure.

I also used the 405 Filler for filling large holes and bridging gaps that I created by grinding out deteriorated fiberglass.
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