WEST System Epoxy is a versatile epoxy system that has been around for decades and is trusted by craftsmen worldwide. In our books and videos section we carry many manuals written by WEST System for the use and application of WEST epoxies in various different projects.
These thin polyurethane foam covers are highly recommended for epoxy application. The thin foam allows you to control film thickness, avoid drips and runs, and get a smoother coating. The 7″ covers can be cut for smaller jobs, narrow strips and tight areas. Cut segments to make an ideal tipping brush.
WEST System Six10® Thickened Epoxy Adhesive combines the strength and reliability and excellent physical properties of a two-part WEST System Epoxy with point-and-shoot convenience. The self-metering coaxial cartridge dispenses a gap-filling structural epoxy that bonds tenaciously to wood, metals, fiberglass and concrete. The tube comes with a static mixer that lets you lay down a bead of thickened epoxy with any standard caulking gun.
Six10’s shear thinning properties make it “thinner” as it’s worked. It can be easily tooled into a non-sagging fillet or used to wet out light to moderate reinforcing fabrics like fiberglass. The hardener provides a long open time but has fast thru-cure. Six10 stays workable in the static mixer for 42 minutes, making it practical for long or complicated assemblies.
Each tube of Six10 comes equipped with a static mixing wand. Additional static mixing wands are available in sets of two or twelve.
650-K Aluminum Boat Repair Kit by WEST System. Repair the most common problem with aluminum boats and canoes: leaking seams and rivets in aluminum boats with the Aluminum Boat Repair Kit. Each kit contains 8 ounces of G/flex 650 Toughened Epoxy, adhesive filler, application syringes, mixing pots and reusable mixing sticks and protective gloves. Illustrated, detailed instructions explain how to repair leaking seams and rivets in aluminum boats. All components are contained in a sturdy, resealable package.
8oz. Kit, G/5® Five-Minute Adhesive by WEST System. This is an easy to use, 2-part resin/hardener system for quick repairs, tooling and general bonding. May be used in spot applications to hold parts in position while standard epoxy bonds cure. Bonds to wood, fiberglass and metal. Not recommended for long-term bonds subject to high loads or moisture. It can be modified with WEST System fillers. One-to-one mixture, no pumps are required. Cures in 3-5 minutes.
4oz. White Pigment for WEST System Epoxy can be added to the mixed resin/hardener at a rate of approximately one teaspoon of pigment to 8 fl oz of epoxy. More pigment will increase opaqueness and mixture viscosity. One 4 fl oz bottle will tint approximately 1.5 gal of epoxy.
WEST System 501 White pigment is an epoxy-based liquid colorant used to tint the epoxy mixture to provide an even color base for the final finish system. The colored surfaces also tend to highlight flaws and imperfections. Cured, pigmented epoxy surfaces are not a final finish surface, but require an additional paint or UV filter coating for ultraviolet protection.
WEST System 403 Microfibers Adhesive Filler, is a fine fiber blend. Use it to thicken epoxy blended resin/hardener and create a multi-purpose adhesive. It’s most popular use is for bonding wood. Epoxy thickened with microfibers has good gap-filling qualities but will still do an excellent job of wetting-out/penetrating into wood fibers. You can blend it into any WEST SYSTEM 105 Resin/20X Hardener combination, G/flex Epoxy 650, or G/5 Five-Minute Adhesive. Blended with epoxy, it will cure to an off-white color.
WEST System 404 High-Density Adhesive Filler is an epoxy thickening additive. We developed it for maximum physical adhesive properties in hardware bonding, or anywhere that high-cyclic loads are anticipated. Blended with epoxy, it makes an excellent gap filler or structural fillets. Use 404 High-Density wherever you need an especially strong bond. You can blend it into any WEST System 105 Resin/20X Hardener combination, G/flex Epoxy 650, or G/5 Five-Minute Adhesive. Blended with epoxy, it will cure to an off-white color.
WEST System 405 Filleting Blend Adhesive Filler is a strong, wood-toned epoxy filler. Add it to your epoxy mix when making epoxy joints and fillets on naturally finished wood. It mixes easily with epoxy. This product helps you create smooth fillets that will need only a little sanding. Its color is a consistent brown. 405 Filleting Blend can be blended with other WEST SYSTEM Fillers to modify the shade of your epoxy mix. You can blend it into any WEST System 105 Resin/20X Hardener combination, G/flex Epoxy 650, or G/5 Five-Minute Adhesive.
WEST System 406 Colloidal Silica is an epoxy thickening additive used to control the viscosity of the epoxy. It prevents epoxy runoff in vertical and overhead joints. This is a very strong filler. It creates a smooth mixture, ideal for general epoxy bonding and filleting. It is also our most versatile epoxy filler. Often used in combination with other fillers, 406 can be used to improve strength, abrasion resistance, and consistency of epoxy fairing compounds. The result is a tougher, smoother surface.
WEST System 407 Low-Density is a blended microballoon-based fairing filler for WEST System Epoxy. Add 407 to a mixture of epoxy resin/hardener to create a fairing putty. It’s easy to sand or carve this putty once it has cured. Low-Density Fairing Filler filler is reasonably strong on a strength-to-weight basis. You can blend it into any WEST System 105 Resin/20X Hardener combination, G/flex Epoxy 650, or G/5 Five-Minute Adhesive. Blended with epoxy, it will cure to a dark red/brown color.
WEST System 410 Microlight is the ideal low-density filler. When you blend it with epoxy, it creates a light, easily-worked epoxy fairing compound. It’s especially suited for fairing large areas. We formulated Microlight to mix into epoxy more easily than typical fairing fillers.
After epoxy thickened with 410 cures, it is about 30% easier to sand than most other epoxy-based fairing compounds. Epoxy thickened with Microlight feathers to a fine edge. It’s more economical for large fairing jobs.
We don’t recommend using 410 under dark paint, or other surfaces subject to high temperatures.
Wooden Boat Restoration & Repair, Gougeon Brothers, January 2018, 77 Pages, An illustrated guide to restore the structure, improve the appearance, reduce the maintenance and prolong the life of wooden boats.
Pro-Set 3 Gallon Kit (F) Classic Bright Surfboard Resin (SBE-160, 2 Gallons) with Fast Hardener (SBE-262, 1 Gallon).
The Classic Bright SBE-160 is the standard optically brightened surfboard epoxy, for an even brighter board try the Vivid Bright SBE-163, or for maximum clarity without brighteners use the Absolute Clear SBE-166.
Fast Hardener has an estimated pot life of 17-22 minutes at 77F.