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WEST SYSTEM Instructions

Instructional Materials to Meet Your Needs

by Grace Ombry

Epoxy users can find out almost anything they need to know about using WEST SYSTEM epoxy through the instructional materials we produce. We frequently update these publications to give you easy access to the latest information on using epoxy for construction and repair. You’ll find these publications filled with explanations and illustrations covering virtually all aspects of marine repair with epoxy. Continue reading

What All Those Tests & Numbers Mean

by Captain James R. Watson

If you were to inquire about the physical properties of WEST SYSTEM® epoxy, you’d receive a physical properties data sheet. To some, the information is very meaningful, but I was having a hard time figuring out what all those tests and numbers meant and how they applied to my projects. After I found out for myself, I decided to write an article explaining how the tests are performed and what the resulting numbers mean. Continue reading

G-32

Gougeon 32 Update

Gougeon Manufacturing Corp. continued to fine tune the design and production of the Gougeon 32 sailboat in 1993, adding a sporty, wrap-around window look. Continue reading

Epoxy Shelf Life

by Captain James R. Watson

If you’ve had quantities of left over WEST SYSTEM® Epoxy after completing a project, you may have wondered how long the material would remain usable. Epoxy users have asked us these kinds of question regarding older epoxy:

“I bought some of your epoxy at a rummage sale, it’s old, is it still okay to use?” Continue reading

Build Your Own Billiard Table

by Brian Knight

I thought a billiard table would be a nice addition to my basement rec room, but began to rethink the possibility after talking price with the local pool table dealer. Since I had the necessary skills and tools, I decided to build my own. The result was a high quality billiard table at a fraction of the price of a new one. Continue reading

Air Quality

VOC Testing, epoxies, and your shop

By Tim Atkinson and Glenn House

Many materials used in large manufacturing processes and even small do-it-yourself jobs, emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and other air pollutants. Paints and other coatings, adhesives, resins and cleaning solvents are all sources of air pollution. Each product emits different types and varying amounts of air pollutants. Federal, state and local governments have passed legislation (e.g., the federal Clean Air Act) to reduce air pollution and prevent the depletion of the ozone layer by regulating the emission of air pollutants. Continue reading