Epoxy Application Tools
All of our epoxy application tools and supplies are carefully selected for excellent compatibility with WEST SYSTEM Epoxy products, durability, and safety. Many of our application tools, such as mixing pots, mixing sticks, roller pans and plastic spreaders, are made of smooth, glossy plastic that epoxy will not bond to because they don’t provide enough texture or “tooth.” This means that cured epoxy can be popped off of them and the items can be reused. Thick films of cured epoxy will pop off more easily than epoxy in a thin film.
Note that as tools get scuffed and scratched from use, it can get more difficult to pop cured epoxy off of them.
Our disposable foam rollers are the only rollers we recommended for use with epoxy: their low nap prevents excess air bubbles from being introduced into the epoxy in coating operations.
Vacuum Bagging Supplies
Vacuum bagging is a clamping system used for laminating a wide range of fabrics, core materials, and veneers. It uses atmospheric pressure to deliver firm, even clamping pressure over the entire surface area of a composite part or repair, regardless of the material or materials being laminated. By laminating over simple molds, composites can be molded into an endless variety of functional shapes. For more about vacuum bagging, read Vacuum Bagging Basics by Rachael Geerts in Epoxyworks 49.
It is much easier and safer to keep epoxy off your skin than it is to clean it off. Our disposable gloves and sleeve will help you work clean and keep epoxy off your skin and clothing. It’s also a good practice to use plastic sheeting (4 or 6 mil) to protect floors and work surfaces from epoxy spills and mask off any areas of your project you want to protect.
The Scarffer is a unique tool designed by boatbuilders for cutting accurate scarf joints in plywood up to ⅜” thick. It attaches easily to most circular saws and is easily removed. Saw must have a base plate extension (outside of the blade) of ½” or wider.