What’s in our Epoxy Basics pages

These epoxy basics are what you need to know for the successful use of WEST SYSTEM Epoxy.

Epoxy basics include dispensing and mixing, modifying with epoxy fillers, surface preparation, bonding, clamping, hardware installation, fairing, finish coatings, cold-temperature epoxy bonding, cleaning up, epoxy chemistry, and working cleanly.

These basic epoxy instructions and illustrations were written with you, the end-user, in mind. Here you will learn the best epoxy use methods for epoxy bonding, epoxy joints, epoxy fillets, epoxy coating, and applying fibreglass cloth or reinforcing materials with epoxy. If you’re new to using two-part WEST SYSTEM marine-grade epoxies, read through the information provided in the linked images above to avoid common errors and get the best results possible for your project. You need to understand the basics of using epoxy whether you’re building a kayak, repairing a fibreglass boat, restoring a wooden boat, or doing household repair projects like fixing a cracked fibreglass shower or tub.

If you can’t find the information you’re looking for here, or if you have a question that goes beyond epoxy basics, please don’t hesitate to contact our team of experts  for assistance.

As an epoxy formulator and manufacturer, we have always worked closely with our customers to provide product technical support and know-how. We built our business on friendly customer service, extensive research and development, and manufacturing experience. We have a tradition and culture of sharing our knowledge and experience through books, instructional manuals, videos, seminars, and workshops.