System Three - General Purpose Resin

General Purpose Epoxy has excellent pot life and cure-time control. When selecting a hardener consider the minimum temperature expected during application and the required pot life. Combine different System Three General Purpose Epoxy Hardeners to provide a continuous range of cure times. Refer to The Epoxy Book to make a proper selection.

Recommended Uses:
System Three General Purpose Epoxy works great for wood construction and repair, for gel coat blister repair, and for general fiberglass repair. Use at a simple 2:1 volume ratio with any of the three hardeners. Use at temperatures as low as 35°F with no limitations on humidity. The medium-low viscosity of System Three General Purpose Epoxy allows for use "as is" for coating and fiberglass work. Combine with different fillers to make excellent adhesive, filleting and fairing compounds.

Available Colors: Amber

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES:
Mix Ratio by Volume 100:50
Mix Ratio by Weight 100:44
Total Solids 100%
Mixed Color Light Amber
Coverage @ 250 microns 105 sq ft/gallon
Maximum Service Temperature 160°F (70°C)
Gel Time @ 77°F (25°C):
      Fast Hardener       15 Minutes (100g mixture)
      Medium Hardener 30 Minutes (100g mixture)
      Slow Hardener 60 Minutes (100g mixture)
Tack Free Time @ 77°F (25°C):
      Fast Hardener 2 Hours (100g mixture)
      Medium Hardener 4-6 Hours (100g mixture)
      Slow Hardener 9 Hours (100g mixture)
Minimum Temperature for Curing:
      Fast Hardener 35°F (2°C)
      Medium Hardener 55°F (13°C)
      Slow Hardener 75°F (25°C)



OTHER PRODUCTS

System Three u-TAH Cartridge™
Simplicity in epoxy adhesive use has finally arrived! Just drop System Three's new cartridge into a standard size caulking gun, add a mixer tip and squeeze and apply. What could be easier? Only need a little bit and don't want to use a tip? Then squeeze out some into a cup, mix and apply. In either case the cartridge properly measures the resin and hardener and can never get the ratio wrong. After you're done put the cap back on and the cartridge is ready to go whenever you next need it.

We offer the following products: QuickCure 5, T-88 Structural Adhesive, SilverTip GelMagic, QuikFair and MetlWeld in the U-TAH Cartridge. QuickCure 5 is our quick setting epoxy adhesive. With QuickCure 5, you will have 2-3 minutes of working time and your joint will be tack free in 5-minutes. Our structural epoxy adhesive, T-88, is also available in cartridges for jobs that require longer pot life and overnight cure. If your application requires a sag-resistant adhesive, SilverTip GelMagic is for you. If you are bonding dissimilar substrates, MetlWeld will stick to a variety of surfaces including wood, metal, glass, etc. QuikFair is an outstanding fairing compound, made even easier to use on small jobs with the U-TAH Cartridge.

With the U-TAH Cartridge there is never any need to measure the part A and the part B. The dual chambered cartridge does that for you and the Mixing Tips blend the resin and hardener as the product is dispensed there is never any need to mix. If you'd prefer to dispense into a cup or other mixing vessel, use our convenient Ratio Check Cap (great for mixing small quantities). If you have never applied epoxy products with a dispensing gun you will be amazed when you try our new U-TAH Cartridge. They take all the measuring and mixing out of the process of using epoxy. All you have to do is point and shoot. The mixing tip will put the precise amount of epoxy exactly where you want it with no mess and minimum waste.



Sculpwood Moldable Epoxy Putty
SculpWood is the epoxy putty component of The EndRot System. SculpWood is a 2-component, solvent free, kneadable epoxy resin putty. It is moldable, carvable, lightweight, strong, and exhibits excellent adhesion to a variety of substrates. It is easily sanded and will accept paint, screws and nails. It is most commonly used in conjunction with System Three RotFix, a low viscosity wood sealer and consolidant. For more details about the EndRot System see Wood Restoration under Markets We Serve.

Recommended Uses:
Use SculpWood for replacing missing sections of windowsills, frames and furniture or for adding new sections to existing structures.

Available Color: Medium Brown



Rot Fix
Rot Fix is an easy to use, low viscosity epoxy wood sealer, primer, and consolidant for repair and restoration of rotted, deteriorated, dried out or spongy wood. RotFix is a component of The EndRot System. It creates a, sound, waterproof base for repair and restoration filler putty. A unique measuring/application bottle is included with each 24 ounce RotFix kit. With this bottle you can accurately measure, mix and apply RotFix in batches from two ounces to 7 ounces. For more details about the EndRot System see Wood Restoration under Markets We Serve.

Recommended Uses:
Use Rot Fix to penetrate deep into deteriorated and rotted wood creating a strong, solid base for restoration. After Rot Fix application, replace missing sections with System Three SculpWood.

Available Color: Brown



Quick Cure 5, 15
Quick Cure-5 is the standard quick setting "five minute epoxy" system. Mix at a 1:1 by volume ratio. Quick Cure is ideal for all small jobs requiring a strong bond and rapid cure. Quick Cure is highly water resistant but not waterproof. Quick Cure is quite thick, but is easily measured by squeezing equal sized lumps from the convenient application bottles.
Now available with a 15 minute cure time, when a little longer working time is needed.

***New Item***
QuikStix. Five-minute curing kneadable putty sticks. Available in natural and dark colors. The small stick is 3.5" and the large is 7". Cut off as much as you need and save the rest for later. Quick and easy. Available in Natural (Pine color) or Dark (Mahogany).

Recommended Uses:
Use Quick Cure for installing bungs, repairing missed staple holes prior to fiberglassing, "tack welding" wood, and for those other glue jobs, which require a fast cure. Do not use below the water line unless protected by an over coating like SilverTip Laminating Resin, STR General Purpose Epoxy, Clear Coat, etc.

Available Colors for Quick Cure 5 & 15:
Amber, all sizes; Black: Gallon kits and larger



T-88 Structural Epoxy Adhesive
T-88 is a high-performance, non-brittle, two-part epoxy adhesive designed to give superior results under adverse conditions. The adhesive may be used without modifications in normally fitted joints, and will cure in any thickness without shrinkage. T-88 is clear amber and becomes virtually invisible when varnished. T-88 exhibits outstanding adhesion and permanence on a wide variety of materials, and is endorsed by leading designers, builders and organizations.

Recommended Uses:
For well over 25 years T-88 has been the most widely used structural adhesive for marine and general woodworking use in the United States. Mixed at a 1:1 by volume ratio, T-88 will cure at temperatures as low as 35°F. When fully cured, it is unaffected by water, oil, kerosene, and many other chemicals. It will not stain wood and is immune to fungus and rot. T-88 is unique in that it may be applied to damp wood, provided it is worked well into the surface.

Available Colors:
Liquid Products: Amber, all sizes; Black: Gallon kits and larger
Gel Products: Milky white, all sizes


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