423 Graphite Powder is a fine black powder that can be mixed with epoxy to produce a low-friction exterior coating with increased scuff resistance and durability. Epoxy/graphite is commonly used as a low-load, low-speed bearing surface, as a coating on rudders and centreboards, or on the bottoms of racing craft that are dry sailed. It does not provide antifouling qualities. Add to any mixed WEST SYSTEM 105/200 Series Hardener combination.
Modifying with fillers and additives makes WEST SYSTEM epoxy extremely versatile for a wide variety of bonding and coating applications. Epoxy can be thickened to the ideal consistency needed for a particular job. Epoxy thickened with adhesive (high-density) fillers strengthens structural bonds, bridges gaps, and fills voids. Epoxy thickened with fairing (low-density) fillers is easily sanded and shaped after it cures.
Recently we revised our most popular instruction manual, Fibreglass Boat Repair & Maintenance, bringing it up to date and expanding it to 146 pages. It contains the very latest fibreglass repair techniques and features complete sections devoted to repairing cracks, holes, damaged skins, cores, keels, and rudders, installing hardware, installing teak veneer decks, gelcoat blister repair and prevention, and final fairing and finishing.