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Forum topic by jimmyhopps posted 09-23-2015 01:18 AM 665 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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jimmyhopps

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09-23-2015 01:18 AM

I use West Systems epoxy and love it. but we all know its expensive. For small volume requirements where i don’t need a full shot of West Systems, or just want a cheaper alternative, i’ve use Home Depot and Harbor Freight products, but don’t like either. Any other suggestions?


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Logan Windram

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#1 posted 09-23-2015 01:25 AM

Epotek- 35 bucks and goes a long way

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#2 posted 09-23-2015 01:53 AM

I have used West System for a long time but lately I’ve been using T88, as it has been easier for me to get and I like it. It is cheaper too.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#3 posted 09-23-2015 02:08 AM

I use West Systems epoxy and love it. but we all know its expensive. For small volume requirements where i don t need a full shot of West Systems, or just want a cheaper alternative, i’ve use Home Depot and Harbor Freight products, but don t like either. Any other suggestions?

- jimmyhopps

I use West for almost everything, and with a small digital scale, mix batches as small as 3 grams (2.5g resin and 0.5g hardener) quite easily. For reference, that fills up one of those little plastic 1oz solo cups only about 1/4 of an inch or so. Although, I do admit that I have one or two of those 5 min epoxies in the dual syringe thing, which I use for quick repairs around the house where I’m just using it more or less like a glue.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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#4 posted 10-04-2015 09:46 PM

US Composites. about 1/3 the price of West Systems.

-- Gerry, http://www.thecncwoodworker.com/index.html http://www.jointcam.com

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