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PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 9:28 pm 
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Location: Dallas,TX / College Station,TX
I picked up 2 Caulk tube's of West System SIX10 self metering epoxy cartridge.

The delam is on the top of the port hull between the pylons.

I have never before heard of SIX10 but I really like the fact that it self mixes for a close to perfect mixture.

Any one have any tips.

saltdog Dallas,TX

PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 6:05 am 
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I have never used it before but in reading the description it sounds like it might be pretty viscous. Which means you might have to put more pressure to it to move it it your "escape" holes. If you put too much pressure between the layers you could end up blowing the inside glass out (IE creating a big zit inside the hull). I would be anxious to hear what others say but i think you might have a flow problem.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 5:59 pm 
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I have used W/M SIX10 several times and the stuff is GREAT!!! I used it when I replaced my comp tip. The auto mixing really makes using a breeze. The stuff is very thick, agree with reelknotty, might cause blisters, inner hull surface fractures. I WOULD try it though, being very aware of the amount of pressure required to get it to flow. If I ever get any delam. I certainly will try it simply because of it's ease of use. One note, the amount of product contained in the tube is deceiving. Only about half as amount of product present as to compared to say a standard tube of silicone seal. Let use know how it turns out. Jim.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 12:30 pm 
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Location: St. Louis, MO
I just got home from St. Louis Sail & Paddle (previously St. Louis Sailing Center), having asked the same question - the premix tube was awfully attractive to me.

Their service manager (Larry, who has a good reputation around town), says that the stuff is too thick for delam. Recommends going with West System 105 epoxy and the slow hardner (206) - says it'll flow much better into the delam area and the slower dry will help ensure that it has enough time to get into the entire area. Recommends using a syringe to get it into the holes.

I'll be using a mixing cup for the epoxy.

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