WEST System 206 Slow Hardeners
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WEST System 206 Slow Hardeners

West System 206 Slow Hardener is a low-viscosity epoxy curing agent for use when extended working and cure time is needed or to provide adequate working time at higher temperatures.

At 72-degrees, 206 Slow Hardener will have a 20-25 minute pot life. When combined with 105 Resin in a five-part resin to one-part hardener ratio, the cured resin/hardener mixture yields a rigid, high-strength, moisture-resistant solid with excellent bonding and coating properties.

Not intended for clear coating applications.

 
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Tech Spec Product Info User Generated Content
Mix Ratio, Resin:Hardener  5:1 by weight or volume 
Pot life at 72 F (22 C)  20 to 25 minutes 
Cure to a solid state  9 to 12 hours 
Cure to maximum strength  1 to 4 days 
Minimum recommended temperature  60 F (16 C) 
Pumps required  300, 306-25 or 309 
BRAND: WEST System
Material: Epoxy
Rate Of Cure: Slow
Type: Hardener
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WEST System 206 Slow Hardeners
 
4.8

(based on 13 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (10)
  • Protects well (7)
  • Weather proof (6)
  • Visually pleasing (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Outdoors (8)
    • Indoor (5)
    • Wood trim (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Competitive (3), Recreational (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    West System 206

    I'm now using this product with West 205 resin on a new multi-layer bottom for an antique Chris Craft. It allows plenty of time for clamping and fastening and completely cures in a couple...Read complete review

    I'm now using this product with West 205 resin on a new multi-layer bottom for an antique Chris Craft. It allows plenty of time for clamping and fastening and completely cures in a couple of days resulting in a bottom much more solid and leak resistant than the original construction.

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    Bad picture on website

    the website shows the Qt. can so I ordered it..

    when it came it was a cup. The picture should charge with the product.

    the website shows the Qt. can so I ordered it..

    when it came it was a cup. The picture should charge with the product.

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    3.0

    Bad picture on website

    By Tom

    from Far hills, NJ

    About Me Professional

    Verified Buyer

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      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about WEST System 206 Slow Hardeners:

          the website shows the Qt. can so I ordered it..

          when it came it was a cup. The picture should charge with the product.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          206 slow hardener

          By BrightEyes

          from Guntersville, AL

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about WEST System 206 Slow Hardeners:

              The slow hardener provides plenty of working time in the 90 degree and 80% humidity environment I am currently working in. I always time my mixing to ensure thorough mix with resin. I am using straight mix for fiberglass layup using directions that are available from West Systems. I had colloidal filler for some smoothing fills. My choice of filler depends on strength vs ease of sanding. Mostly go with strength. With the slow hardener it gives me more working time so very little sanding is typically required. If I do miss a spot I use a grinder.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Best two part adhesive

              By Mattacme

              from Santa Rosa, CA

              About Me Professional

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Weather Proof

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoor
                • Outdoor
                • Structural Repairs
                • Wood Trim

                Comments about WEST System 206 Slow Hardeners:

                Be sure to use the metering pumps available for this and the resin.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Most versatile of hardeners.

                By J-J

                from Montrose, CO

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Protects Well

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoor
                  • Outdoor
                  • Quick Fix
                  • Wood Trim

                  Comments about WEST System 206 Slow Hardeners:

                  West System is safest, most versatile product of its field.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  easy breezy

                  By Joe D

                  from Roanoke, Indiana

                  About Me Beginner

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Outdoor

                      Comments about WEST System 206 Slow Hardeners:

                      This was my first time every using an epoxy and I was a bit concerned about my lack of experience. I got the pumps (I highly recommend them for proper measurements), read the directions on the epoxy, hardener and pumps and it was easy breezy. Great results!

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      West System 206

                      By Raz

                      from Washington State

                      About Me Advanced

                      Pros

                      • Consistent cure time
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Very consistent results
                      • Works as advertised

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Wooden boat construction

                        Comments about WEST System 206 Slow Hardeners:

                        I'm now using this product with West 205 resin on a new multi-layer bottom for an antique Chris Craft. It allows plenty of time for clamping and fastening and completely cures in a couple of days resulting in a bottom much more solid and leak resistant than the original construction.

                         
                        5.0

                        Great Product, works well

                        By rcmedic

                        from Las Cruces, NM

                        About Me Recreational

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use
                        • Protects Well
                        • Visually Pleasing
                        • Weather Proof

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Outdoor
                          • Quick Fix
                          • Wood Trim

                          Comments about WEST System 206 Slow Hardeners:

                          Overall I am quite pleased with these products. They were easy to use and performed as described. I will use them again when the need arises.

                           
                          5.0

                          Great product!

                          By Joey The Cuemaker

                          from Anaheim CA

                          About Me Competitive

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Easy to Use
                          • Protects Well

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about WEST System 206 Slow Hardeners:

                              Great epoxy for using on laminating wood.
                              Very thin and flows out easily.
                              I recommend getting a good postal scale so you can do some small batches.
                              Easy ratio to remember, hardener is .20 of the resin.
                              So a 5 gram of resin needs 1 gram of hardener.
                              Dries real hard too.

                               
                              5.0

                              Critical when temp is above 80 degree

                              By guyrj

                              from gloucester ma

                              About Me Recreational

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Protects Well
                              • Strong adhesive

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Barrier coating
                                • Fiberglass

                                Comments about WEST System 206 Slow Hardeners:

                                Fiberglass repair, barrier coating, home repair

                                 
                                5.0

                                Consistent Performer

                                By Walt

                                from Shalimar, FL

                                About Me Competitive

                                Verified Reviewer

                                Pros

                                • Easy to Use
                                • High strength
                                • Lubricates assembly
                                • Weather Proof

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Custom furnituure
                                  • Indoor
                                  • Outdoor

                                  Comments about WEST System 206 Slow Hardeners:

                                  I have been using this product for over 10 years successfully. Works great.

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