Layup & Laminating Epoxy™
Layup and Laminating Epoxy is the most appropriate product for gluing large areas such as laminating sheets of plywood, or in “stitch-and-glue” boat construction. It is exceptionally compatible in wood/fiberglass/epoxy composite boat construction and ideally suited for glass layup on glass/polyester hulls where blister repair requires additional glass layup.
Most epoxy resin systems develop an oily film on the surface when they cure. This is called “amine blush” or “blush” or other more colorful names. The manufacturers of such products will tell you that you must sand between laminations in order to get adhesion. The genius at Smith & Co. spent quite a few years discovering what actually causes “amine blush” (since no one out there seemed to know) and naturally discovered the reason, which led Smith & Co. to be able to incorporate in Layup and Laminating Epoxy the technology to virtually eliminate that oily film and the need to sand between successive glass/epoxy layups. (applause)
Layup and Laminating
Epoxy is not brittle. You can see this for yourself. Mix a small amount
and pour it on a piece of polyethylene sheet (such as a plastic bag) and
allow to cure. Just for fun, you could do the same test with whatever
epoxy you have been using. In a couple of days lift the cured epoxy puddle
off the plastic and bend it with your fingers. Ours will bend a bit and
then crack and break. Some others will shatter like glass, with splinters
flying up in the air. Wear glasses...this can be dangerous.
Larger mixed quantities will have a shorter pot life.
Location in the sun and other factors can also shorten pot life.
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