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West System® Epoxy is a versatile, high-quality, two-part epoxy that is easily modified for a wide range of coating and adhesive applications. It is used for construction and repairs requiring superior moisture resistance and high strength. It bonds to fiberglass, wood, metal, plastics, fabrics, and other composite materials, and is especially suited for marine applications.

- Perfect Epoxy for an imperfect world
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 West 205B Fast Hardener .86 Quart 
West 205B Fast Hardener .86 Quart 
Binnacle.com #: 39035
Our Price: $51.95 
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 West 206B Slow Hardener .86 Quart 
West 206B Slow Hardener .86 Quart 
Binnacle.com #: 39036
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 West 207-SB Special Clear Hardener .33 Gallon 
West 207-SB Special Clear Hardener .33 Gallon 
Binnacle.com #: 39038
Our Price: $95.95 
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 West 105-A Resin Quart 
West 105-A Resin Quart 
Binnacle.com #: 39030
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 West 205A Fast Hardener 7 fl. oz. 
West 205A Fast Hardener 7 fl. oz. 
Binnacle.com #: 39031
Our Price: $23.20 
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 West 206-A Slow Hardener 7 fl. oz. 
West 206-A Slow Hardener 7 fl. oz. 
Binnacle.com #: 39032
Our Price: $23.20 
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 West 207-SA Special Clear Hardener 10.6 fl. oz. 
West 207-SA Special Clear Hardener 10.6 fl. oz. 
Binnacle.com #: 39042
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 West 300 Mini Pumps 
West 300 Mini Pumps 
Binnacle.com #: 32388
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 West Six10 Thickened Epoxy Adhesive Cartridge 
West Six10 Thickened Epoxy Adhesive Cartridge 
Binnacle.com #: 39074
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 West G/5 5 Minute Adhesive 4 Ounce Bottles 
West G/5 5 Minute Adhesive 4 Ounce Bottles 
Binnacle.com #: 39045
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 West G-flex Toughened Liquid Epoxy 8 oz. 
West G-flex Toughened Liquid Epoxy 8 oz. 
Binnacle.com #: 39083
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 West Aluminum Boat Repair Kit 
West Aluminum Boat Repair Kit 
Binnacle.com #: 39080
Our Price: $42.20 
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 West System Plastic Boat Repair Kit 
West System Plastic Boat Repair Kit 
Binnacle.com #: 39072
Our Price: $37.45 
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 West 800 Roller Covers 2 Pack 
West 800 Roller Covers 2 Pack 
Binnacle.com #: 39024
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 West 732 Episize Glass 9 oz. Tape 4 in. x 10 ft. Roll 
West 732 Episize Glass 9 oz. Tape 4 in. x 10 ft. Roll 
Binnacle.com #: 39012
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 West 10 Ounce Glass Fabric 30 x 30 in. 
West 10 Ounce Glass Fabric 30 x 30 in. 
Binnacle.com #: 39013
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 West Epoxy Glue Brushes 12 Pack 
West Epoxy Glue Brushes 12 Pack 
Binnacle.com #: 39010
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 West Reusable Mixing Sticks 8 Pack 
West Reusable Mixing Sticks 8 Pack 
Binnacle.com #: 39015
Our Price: $3.95 
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 West 805 Poly Mixing Cup 16 Ounce 
West 805 Poly Mixing Cup 16 Ounce 
Binnacle.com #: 39033
Our Price: $1.55 
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 West 801 Roller Frame 
West 801 Roller Frame 
Binnacle.com #: 39004
Our Price: $7.20 
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 West System Epoxy Syringes 2 Pack 
West System Epoxy Syringes 2 Pack 
Binnacle.com #: 39008
Our Price: $6.20 
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 West System Flexible Plastic Spreader 2 Pack 
West System Flexible Plastic Spreader 2 Pack 
Binnacle.com #: 39020
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 West Disposable Gloves 4 Pair 832-4 
West Disposable Gloves 4 Pair 832-4 
Binnacle.com #: 39009
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 West 729 Episize Tape 9 oz. 2 in.x 10 ft. Roll 
West 729 Episize Tape 9 oz. 2 in.x 10 ft. Roll 
Binnacle.com #: 39011
Our Price: $12.70 
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 West 879 Release Fabric 
West 879 Release Fabric 
Binnacle.com #: 39014
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 Maintenance and Repair - West System Epoxy

 Owning a boat requires maintenance and the occasional repair.  This certainly holds true when it comes to your boat's hull.  Knowing how to do your own epoxy repairs can save you money and give you the piece of mind and confidence that you are prepared when the unexpected happens.  West System epoxy is a 2-part marine grade epoxy that bonds and coats fiberglass, wood, metal, fabrics and other composite materials to provide superior strength and moisture resistance.

Most of us are not chemists, however having a basic knowledge of how the process works will prove helpful when doing your own repairs.  It all starts with the chemical reaction of mixing epoxy resin and a hardening agent.  To keep it simple, once this reaction starts to occur your epoxy will pass from a liquid to a gel and ultimately to a solid state, which is referred to as the Cure Time. How long the mixture stays in each state is determined by a number of factors. 

Open Time (Liquid) - This is the period of time you have to work with the product - apply it, spread it etc. Clamping and assembly should be done dureing the Open Time.
Initial Cure (Gel) - This is when the epoxy begins to "set-up". It is gererally tacky and not workable. A second application can be applied without special preperation at this time because a new epoxy will chemically bond to it.
Final Cure (Solid) - The epoxy is now in a solid sate and can be sanded and shaped to a more precise fit and finish. The epoxy is typically at about 90% of its final strength dureing this period.

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What determines the Cure Time?
There are two main factors -  Hardener Speed (Pot life) and Epoxy Temperature. The product guide will indicate the hardener speed and you should select this based on the amount of working time you require for the job. Basically the warmer the temerature of the epoxy the faster it will cure. Generally in warmer conditions you would want to use a slower hardener and perhaps mix smaller batches. The West System 205 is the Fast Hardener and the West System 206 is the Slow Hardener

 

 

 

West System has a complete set of free user guides that will provide you with helpful information every step of the way. 

http://www.westsystem.com/ss/boat-repair/