What type of epoxy is west system?
105 Epoxy Resin
105 Epoxy Resin is the base material on which all WEST SYSTEM 105 System epoxy compounds are built. It is a clear, pale yellow, low-viscosity liquid epoxy resin. Blended with hardener at the proper ratio, it cures to a hard, solid plastic with superior physical properties.
How deep can you pour West System epoxy?
While it is a slower curing system, it still should not be poured more than ¼” deep at a time. We have found that building up castings ¼” at a time allows the epoxy to cure without overheating.
How long does it take for West System epoxy to cure?
6 to 8 Hours
#205-B Fast Hardener
|Best Use||Fast Hardener for 105 Epoxy Resin|
|Cure Time||6 to 8 Hours (Working Time 60-70 Minutes) at 72 F|
How do I thicken my West System epoxy?
Fillers are used to thicken epoxy for specific applications such as bonding or fairing. After selecting an appropriate filler for your job (see Filler Selection Guide), use it to thicken the epoxy mixture to the desired consistency.
What is epoxy hardener used for?
Hardeners are used to cure epoxy resins. However, simply adding a hardener to an epoxy resin may not cause the epoxy mixture to cure quickly enough. If this is the case a different hardener may be required. Also, hardeners with certain additives can be used.
Can you mix West System hardeners?
One full pump stroke resin to one full pump stroke of hardener delivers the correct ratio. This can also be done for 207 Special Clear and 209 Extra Slow Hardener but at 3 parts resin to 1 part hardener. When mixing, stir the epoxy for at least two minutes to ensure it is thoroughly blended.
What’s the difference between epoxy resin and epoxy hardener?
When it comes to forming strong bonds, both epoxy and resin glue can be strong, but epoxy is stronger. The main difference between both adhesive types is the drying time. Both epoxy and resin adhesives require mixing before use, but epoxy hardens much faster than resin glue.
Where is West System epoxy made?
Bay City, Michigan
WEST SYSTEM Epoxies have always been developed, formulated, and manufactured in our Bay City, Michigan plant by epoxy users who are enthusiastic about epoxy quality and ease of use.
Can I use flour to thicken epoxy?
Wood Flour This resin filler is a fine powder made of pulverized wood. When added to epoxy, it creates a structural adhesive. To help match your wood species, you can use epoxy-compatible pigment dispersions or universal pigments to tint epoxy thickened with wood flour.
Does West systems still sell epoxy resin?
Our dealers carry WEST SYSTEM Epoxy Resin, Hardeners, Fillers, Additives, Reinforcing Materials, Application Tools and Instruction Manuals. Fetching directions…… WEST SYSTEM products are now distributed worldwide and sold through full-service retailers. However, we continue to stay in close contact with our epoxy customers.
What kind of products does West systems sell?
Our dealers carry WEST SYSTEM Epoxy Resin, Hardeners, Fillers, Additives, Reinforcing Materials, Application Tools and Instruction Manuals. Fetching directions…… WEST SYSTEM products are now distributed worldwide and sold through full-service retailers.
Who is West systems?
We are an employee-own, family run organization that has maintained our performance-driven development of marine epoxies since the company was founded in 1969. We continually formulate, test and improve WEST SYSTEM Resins and Hardeners and develop specialty epoxies to produce the most reliable and well-balanced epoxy systems available.
Does West system 105 resin/207 special clear hardener blush?
Amine blush is simply an easily removed wax-like film that can form as a byproduct of the curing process. WEST SYSTEM 105 Resin/207 Special Clear Hardener does not blush. Gel coat manufacturers shy away from approving the use of non-air inhibited gel coat over epoxy because they’re concerned amine blush will interfere with the gel coat’s cure.