West Systems Epoxy - Anyone?


#1

Hello fellow builders,

The Devcon Flow-Mix 2 Ton epoxy is not available in Canada. While I am planning a trip to the US soon and could source there, I had in mind instead to use West Systems Epoxy. (105 Resin/206 Slow hardener)

I am a big fan of the West System epoxy though I have no idea of the physical properties on the Devcon stuff to know if this will work well. Is the Devcon particularly thin to make for easier/better potting? Has anyone successfully used the West System products down to the rated 100M depth?

Please offer any comments on this or otherwise "Made In Canada" solutions.

Charles


#2

Hi Charles,

I'm currently building my OpenROV and really struggled to find flowmix epoxy (In Italy). My workaround was to buy a suitable two-part epoxy and a pack of ten 5 ml syringes (the syringes were €1.59 for a pack of ten). You can then pur the epoxy into a syringe, mix it with a toothpick, and then inject it as per a flowmix epoxy.

I hope this helps - I'm about to post this on a thread to help others (while the epoxy sets...) :-)

Cheers,

Chris


#3

I used West Systems when building my ROV and have not seen any issues so far. I haven’t taken it down to 100M either.
For me the West Systems was easier to use and I’m very familiar with the product so I felt more comfortable with it.


#4

Thanks for the feedback guys.

I think I finally have my motor issue sorted out (was a defective ESC) and am getting close to the potting stage. West Systems it is !