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West System 105 Epoxy Resin
£29.27 – £383.79
West System epoxy resin is the industries most used epoxy resin system. A large amount of time is dedicated to testing and development by West System, delivering a product that continues to remain at the top of the market. Note this is a two part system and will need to be used in conjunction with an appropriate hardener.
West System Epoxy Resin is a low viscosity, solvent free epoxy system that can be used for a wide range of bonding, filleting coating and composite applications. The cured resin has exceptional resistance to water and oil, making it the ideal solution for many processes used within boat building. When used in conjunction with the West System range of hardeners, properties and performance can be altered to suit a wide range of applications. When mixed with the West System range of filler additives, a range of different bonding and filling formulations can be created.
- Bonding and lamination of wood and composite materials
- Filleting, filling and fairing
- Glass sheathing of stable wood surfaces
- Clear coating and protection of stable wood surfaces
- Water resistant installation of hardware
West System epoxy resin can be used for a wide variety of applications. The range of hardeners and additives mean that the product can be mixed to suit the needs of the user. Below are a few examples of typical systems that I might use on a regular basis
General bonding | 105 resin and 206 hardener thickened with 406 colloidal silica – 1 pump of resin to 1 scoop of additive will give a product very close to a standard glue consistency. Use for general bonding that will not be bright finished.
Sandable filler | 105 resin and 206 hardener thickened with 407 low density filler – filler quantity can be tweaked to alter the viscosity giving an easily sandable filler. Use for fillets, filling and fairing areas that will not be bright finished.
Wood coloured joints | 105 resin and 206 hardener thickened with 405 filleting blend – this gives a wood coloured glue line for fillets and glue joints that will be bright finished. I sometimes also add in a touch of mahogany dust to darken the colour further if needed.
Clear coat base under two part varnish | 105 resin and 207 special clear hardener – this gives a highly stable base from which to build a clear coating system. Note this should only be used on stable wood surfaces such as plywood and cold moulded sections. Check the videos tab to see this demonstrated.
Casting pads for hardware installation | 105 resin and 206 hardener thickened with 404 high density filler – this creates a dense and smooth resin surface that can be used to shim hardware items upon installation. Check the videos tab to see this demonstrated.
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A Pack (1kg), B Pack (5kg), C Pack (25kg)