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G/flex 655-8 Epoxy Adhesive


Product Details

Thickened G/flexA(R) Epoxy Adhesive, 4.5 oz. tubes of resin and hardener. It forms a tough bond on many different materials. Waterproof, flexible, permanent. You get 4.5 oz. each of thickened G/flex 655 resin and hardener. Mixing ratio is 1:1. These are the same tubes of resin and hardener that come in the G/flex 655-K Kit. Mixed G/flex 655 is of a "gel-toothpaste" consistency. It's still very spreadable, but stays put where it is applied. G/flex is a product of West System, a division of Gougeon Brother's, Inc. The Gougeon brothers have been using epoxy resins in boat building and repair for some 50 years. It makes structural bonds that can absorb the stresses of expansion, contraction, shock and vibration. In addition to its superior bonding to many different materials and its ability to bond dissimilar materials, cured G/flex is much more flexible than other epoxies. This is an excellent property for boat building and repair. Polyethylene (HDPE) is a common kayak and canoe material. Its molecular structure resists gluing by most adhesives. G/flex solves the problem; it bonds well to polyethylene and ABS plastics. At 72 degrees F pot life is 45 minutes. Working time is 75 minutes. It cures to a solid in three hours and cures to its full strength in one to two days. It cures faster in warmer temperatures and slower in colder ones. Clean up is simple. Wipe up spills with absorbent materials. Clean residue before it cures, with alcohol or acetone. G/flex adheres tenaciously to difficult-to-glue hardwoods, both tropical and domestic varieties. It has the ability to glue damp woods. It can be used on wet surfaces, even underwater when applied with specific techniques. G/flex does indeed belong in every boater's repair kit. The more you use it, the more uses you'll find for it - with your boating gear and other sporting and household items. It's easy to mix and use. The instructions are top notch; check them out in the More Information section on this page.

Price : $25.15


Whitewater Rafts & Gear Checklist

Sure You Need It? : Read the Whitewater Raft Guide to make doubly sure you need such a large and expensive boat. Often, a smaller inflatable kayak or inflatable raft will meet your needs.
Don't Overdo It : It IS tempting to get a boat larger than you think you'll need "just to be safe." However, smaller and lighter rafts are more maneuverable.
Don't Forget the Pump! Unless you want to spend hours inflating the raft manually, save your lungs by getting a raft pump.
Don't forget rope and tie-downs. You need something to lash dry bags down to your raft. And keep it lashed at ALL times!! Visit the Raft Accessory page to find stuff you might need.
Keep Your Gear Dry! Be sure to absolutely, positively get a dry bag. Otherwise, you'll have the fun of trying to dry out your gear over a campfire or buying a new iPod or cell phone. Visit the Dry Bags section to find various bags that meet your needs..

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