The majority of our marine epoxy application tools are reusable. The glossy surface of our roller pan, mixing pots, mixing sticks, plastic spreaders and syringes allow the epoxy to pop off the surface after it has cured. Their smooth, glossy surfaces don’t have the texture, or tooth, for a marine epoxy to key into. When the epoxy has cured, simply flex these plastic tools to loosen the epoxy. Thick films of epoxy will pop off of these tools more easily than thinner films. As a tool gets scuffed and scratched from frequent use, it will become more difficult to pop the cured epoxy off the surface.
Epoxy Application Tools – Reliable, Convenient, Reusable
Our reusable epoxy application tools were chosen with both the end user and the characteristics of epoxy, in mind. When cured, WEST SYSTEM epoxy sticks tenaciously to most substrates including wood, metal, and fiberglass. However, 105 System epoxies do not adhere easily smooth, high-density plastics without special preparation such as a flame treatment. This is why we prefer epoxy application tools made out of plastic. The smooth surface coupled with the flexibility of plastic allows you to pop cured epoxy off of the surfaces of these mixing tools so you can use them again and again.
The square, beveled end of our reusable mixing sticks will reach into the square corners of our Mixing Pots for thorough mixing of epoxy and blending of fillers. It is also good for cleaning and removing the small ridges of uncured epoxy left from a filleting job. A mixing stick can be used to pop epoxy laminate parts off a mold, or where standard metal tools might mar your project. The opposite end of the each mixing stick is rounded, making it excellent for shaping a clean, 3/8″ radius fillets for reinforcing epoxy bonded joints. Read more about 804 Reusable Mixing Sticks at Epoxyworks.
Our poly mixing pots have squared corners to facilitate scraping the sides of the pot with a mixing stick. Simply flexing our roller pan or plastic spreaders will pop off the cured epoxy.
Obviously, our glue brushes and foam roller covers aren’t classified as reusable epoxy application tools, but they are excellent for applying epoxy. The density of the foam roller introduces very few bubbles while rolling epoxy onto a surface. The glue brushes have hollow metal handles to dissipate the heat that is generated from the chemical reaction between epoxy resin and hardeners.