Sets of resin and hardener in proper ratios
Silvertip Epoxy is a premium laminating resin from System 3. Not only is it designed to have all the best characteristics for boat building, but it has the best pot life to cure time ratio of any epoxy I have ever used. In other words, if you have two batches of epoxy - Silvertip and any other boat building epoxy - and both have, let's say, a 30 minute open working time, the Silvertip will be ready to sand in an hour while the other epoxy will take two hours or more to reach that state of cure.
SilverTip Laminating Resin
SilverTip Laminating Resin is a medium-low viscosity, liquid epoxy resin system that has been optimized for coating and reinforcing fabric saturation in wood-composite boatbuilding. It will outperform any other product in these applications. SilverTip Laminating Resin is designed for use with fiberglass, Kevlar, Dynel and graphite as well as on bare wood. It has superior wet-out characteristics with little tendency to foam or trap air. Both the resin and hardener are nearly colorless and are used in an easy 2:1 volumetric ratio. SilverTip Laminating Resin cures to a brilliant blush-free film with either the fast or slow hardener eliminating secondary bonding concerns as experienced with other epoxies. The working time is longer than most boat building epoxies without extending cure time. The cured film is tough and resilient with better heat resistance than other epoxies cured at room temperature. Fillers, wood flour, and bulking agents can be combined with SilverTip Laminating Resin, however, we suggest using the other members of the SilverTip Series for adhesive, filleting and fairing applications.
SilverTip Laminating Resin has been formulated as an optimized system for coating and fiberglassing wooden boats, the repair of fiberglass boats and for use with carbon fiber sporting goods & autobody parts.
Use at a simple 2:1 volume ratio with either the fast or slow hardener. Use at temperatures as low as 35ÂºF with no limitations on humidity. Even at lower temperatures and higher humidity this resin will not blush on curing. The medium-low viscosity of SilverTip Laminating Resin wets out fiberglass cloth quickly and allows for use "as is" for either coating or fiberglass work. Silvertip Epoxy uses a mix ratio of 43:100 by weight. Click HERE for a chart for mixing by weight.
For health and safety information concerning this product, please refer to the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS).