How strong is West System epoxy?

How strong is West System epoxy?

Compare Epoxy Physical Properties
Tensile Strength (PSI) 7,846 3,440
Tensile Elongation (%) 3.4 32.7
Tensile Modulus (PSI) 4.08E+05 1.44E+05
Flexural Strength (PSI) 14,112 5,192

Does West System 105 dry clear?

An ultraviolet inhibitor in 207 Special Clear Hardener helps provide a beautiful, long-lasting finish when used with quality UV filtering varnish. 105/207 cures clear and colorless.

Is West System epoxy waterproof?

But since WEST SYSTEM Epoxy is very strong and an excellent adhesive, it strengthens the wood and makes it waterproof.

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.

What happens if you add too much hardener to epoxy?

Off ratio: Too much or too little hardener will affect the cure time and thoroughness of the cure. Remove epoxy. Do not apply additional material over non-curing epoxy.

What color is West System epoxy?

WEST SYSTEM pigments are available in three colors, white, black and gray. We suspend the pigments in an epoxy resin base which allows them to blend thoroughly into the epoxy to make very uniform colors. Because the pigment has an epoxy resin base, it is important not to add more than the recommended amount.

Does resin last forever?

If the bottles remain unopened, ArtResin has a shelf life of 12 months from the date of manufacture. Once the bottles have been opened, however, the shelf life is 6 months from the date of manufacture. You can find the manufacture date on the label to make it easy to track how fresh your ArtResin is!

Is gel coat self leveling?

The major disadvantage of gel coat is that they cannot be applied in a perfect “self leveling” coat by brush. It must be mechanically finished by wet/dry sanding and polishing for a “like new” look. Sand the entire surface to be coated with 150 grit sandpaper.

How long does West System epoxy take to cure?

6-8 hours
#205 Fast Hardener, mixed at a 5:1 ratio with #105 Resin, results in a pot life of 9-12 minutes at 72°F, with solid cure in 6-8 hours.

Why is epoxy not hardening?

If your epoxy resin hasn’t cured properly, this means that the chemical reaction between the resin and hardener was not able to take place. Sticky resin is typically caused by inaccurate measuring or under mixing. Try moving your piece to a warmer spot: if it doesn’t dry, re-pour with a fresh coat of resin.

Why did my epoxy pour crack?

The chemical reaction between resin and hardener as epoxy cures will generate heat. The resulting massive build up of heat can cause the cured epoxy to crack because of the temperature differential between the top and bottom of the container. This uncontrolled heat build-up is called uncontrolled exotherm.

What do you need to know about West system 105 epoxy?

WEST SYSTEM 105 Epoxy Resin, Hardeners, Fillers, Additives, Reinforcing Materials, Dispensing Pumps and Application Tools were designed and developed with the end-user in mind. Start with the Product Selection Guide to determine which products you need for your specific project.

Can you use gel coat over West system 105 resin?

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. All you need to do to remove the blush is wash the surface with plain water.

Are there uninsured adults in the coverage gap in Wisconsin?

There are no uninsured adults in the coverage gap in Wisconsin because the state is providing Medicaid eligibility to adults up to the poverty level under a Medicaid waiver. The geographic distribution of the population in the coverage gap reflects both population distribution and regional variation in state take-up of the ACA Medicaid expansion.

How does the coverage gap affect the uninsured rate?

At a time when many are losing income and potentially health coverage during a health crisis, these eligibility gaps leave many without an affordable coverage option and could contribute to growth in the uninsured rate.