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crystal clear epoxy

Postby coxie » Sun Jan 20, 2013 3:18 pm

So ,went to seabase to stock up on a few bits the other day and it turns out that resin research have changed their standard epoxy to the same blue colour of the kwik kick resin.
The blue colour doesn't really show in lams on a whole board but when doing repairs with the stuff it can show a very slight blue tinge where the new glass has gone in. No good for me :-x

I've been using both kwik kick and the standard resin for ages now, only use the kwik kick for repairs that are gonna be hidden by paint, surftechs etc because of the slight colour difference.

Probably a question for pete, ab3 etc but anyone know of a good quality crystal clear epoxy to save me trawling the net.

Hate it when you've used a product for years, really happy with it a then they change it.
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Re: crystal clear epoxy

Postby Rickyroughneck » Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:14 am

I use easycomposites epoxy for my ding repairs and it is clear and wets well. It isn't special "surfboard" epoxy, but then I am sceptical of whether surf specific epoxy actually grants an advantage to justify the higher price tag. It only use it for ding repairs though where strength isn't an issue.
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Re: crystal clear epoxy

Postby peteuk » Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:22 am

hi coxie, these resins are some of the best i have used , i use the low viscosity ones ,they wet out exeptionally well , no bloom and sandable quite quickly ,
if you give him a ring just make sure that you specify you want clear epoxy ,some of the first stuff i got of him was slightly amber , no problem over wood but not so good over a normal blank ,
all the latter resins have been perfectly clear but just make sure when you speak to him ,
i don/t really know if it yellows at all over time because i allways use a uv 2 pac clear coat as the final coat over epoxy and don/t have any yellowing issues ,
just up the road from me as well , pete


http://www.reactiveresins.com/Epoxy-Products.html
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Re: crystal clear epoxy

Postby coxie » Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:02 pm

Cheers chaps will give them a gander
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Re: crystal clear epoxy

Postby kayu » Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:51 pm

Kinetix , from ATL Composites is a crystal clear epoxy. It's also compatible with a poly filler coat and gloss.....no failures. It is specifically developed for surfboards. ....not sure if it is readily available in the UK , or if they have an agent. 2/1 hardner to resin , low viscosity when mixed and a reasonable gel time under average conditions....
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Re: crystal clear epoxy

Postby AB3 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:05 pm

Sicomin is surf resin and clear
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