Epoxy availability in Egypt

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Ayman
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Epoxy availability in Egypt

Post by Ayman » Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:12 pm

I'm building the zip in Egypt. the only available west system epoxy is Resin 105 and Hardener 206. is is possible to use this all the way through the building process. I mean in lamination, encapsulation, and glowing etc., ??? I can find here also adhesive filler (Microfibers 403) will this work?
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Re: Epoxy availability in Egypt

Post by hoodman » Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:46 pm

Yes, you can use it for gluing when thickened with silica or wood flour or encapsulation unthickened. I would using the slow hardener for everything.
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Re: Epoxy availability in Egypt

Post by sproggy » Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:25 am

I'm using 105/206 for everything - I prefer to have more working time which the 206 hardener allows compared to 205. In winter (UK) I have had to bring things into the house to cure fully but in summer my garage is often over 30 degrees (celcius) so the slow hardener is essential - same as it would be in Egypt. I'm using 406 colloidal silica as a thickener because West recommended this over 403 microfibres but the preference was minimal so you'll be OK with the microfibres.

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Re: Epoxy availability in Egypt

Post by Ayman » Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:32 am

Thank you Hoodman and Sproggy for the information. I hope to be able to post photos of the building process soon.
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Re: Epoxy availability in Egypt

Post by DC88 » Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:27 am

Good luck with your project! Don't forget to post some pics!

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