What’s in our Epoxy Basics pages

These basic epoxy instructions and illustrations were written with you, the end-user, in mind. If you’re new to using two-part WEST SYSTEM® marine-grade epoxies, read through the information provided in the linked images below to avoid common errors and get the best results possible for your project.

Epoxy basics include dispensing and mixing, modifying with epoxy fillers, surface preparation, bonding, clamping, hardware installation, applying fiberglass cloth or reinforcing materials, fairing, finish coatings, cold-temperature epoxy bonding, cleaning up, epoxy chemistry, epoxy joints, epoxy fillets, and working cleanly.


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 full-time Technical Staff 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.