System Three Clear Coat Epoxy
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System Three Clear Coat Epoxy

System Three Clear Coat epoxy resin is a very low viscosity (thin), almost colorless epoxy system with a long pot life and cures without amine blush.

Unlike some of the so called penetrating epoxies, Clear Coat contains no solvent. Furthermore, it is a very strong system when cured whereas the penetrating epoxies have little in any strength or resistance to moisture.

System Three Clear Coat wets out fiberglass cloth almost instantly and is sometimes used to build furniture-grade strip planked hulls. Use this epoxy as the base coat in fiberglass gel coat blister repair, particularly when the gel coat has been removed to expose damaged and loose glass fibers. Ideally suited for clear coating wood, it is also used as a primer or base for varnish and linear polyurethane coatings.

 
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    Technical Specifications
    Resin Properties:
  • Viscosity at 77 deg F: 500-680 cps
  • Density: 9.4 lbs/gal
  • Color: Clear
    • Hardener Properties:
  • Viscosity at 77 deg F: 190-210 cps
  • Denisty: 8.1 lbs/gal
  • Color: Amber
    • Mixed System Properties:
  • Mix ratio by weight resin/hardener: 100/43
  • Mix ratio by volume resin/hardener: 100/50
  • Working time at 77 deg F: 60 min
  • Working time at 77 deg F (with 2% TurboCure): 30 min
  • Minimum use temperature (without TurboCure): 60 deg F
  • Minimum use temperature(with 2% TurboCure): 50 deg F
  • Maximum Service Temperature: 160 deg F
    • Typical Cured Properties:
  • Full cure at 77 deg F: 3 days
  • Tensile Strength: 7800 psi
  • Tensile Elongation: 8 percent at break
  • BRAND: System Three
    Material: Epoxy
    Usage: Clear Coating
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    5.0

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Visually pleasing (10)
    • Easy to use (9)
    • Weather proof (7)
    • Protects well (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Outdoors (9)
      • Wood trim (6)
      • Indoor (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Recreational (6)
        • Was this a gift?:
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      5.0

      Great for encapsulating

      By DAVIDE

      from HUNTLEY, IL

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Buyer
      Ensign

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoor
        • Outdoor
        • Wood Trim

        Comments about System Three Clear Coat Epoxy:

        I am building a plywood cabin cruiser, and I have been using System Three products exclusively. Their Clear Coat is great for encapsulating wood and plywood. It only requires 3-4 coats to completely seal the surface and build some thickness for later finish sanding. Apply in thin coats and tip it off with a foam brush. That way you avoid runs, sags, and puddles. Its fairly easy to sand even after it has fully cures. Its is amazingly durable, even without fiberglass reinforcement, after it has fully cured. Overall I am very pleased with the System Three products.

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        • No
         
        5.0

        Good stuff

        By RW

        from Durham, NC

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer
        Ensign

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Visually Pleasing

        Cons

        • Pricey

        Best Uses

        • Indoor
        • Outdoor
        • Wood Trim

        Comments about System Three Clear Coat Epoxy:

        I used this to make a few skim boards for the kids. I fiberglassed the bottom surface of marine plywood boards. Rather than painting accents directly to the board tops, I created rice paper decals for the upper surface. The fiberglass and decals became transparent when impregnated with the epoxy. As advertised, the epoxy is low viscosity and goes on thin. Working time at 55 - 60 degrees F was about 30 minutes, though setting up took several hours and curing took overnight. The projects came out very well. The epoxy is essentially clear and darkens the wood only about as much as a clear varnish. The finish is high gloss and very smooth, really bringing out the beauty of the wood. My project was essentially just a horizontal surface and required just two coats to embed and cover the fiberglass and decals. With 4 oz. fiberglass cloth, embedding the fiberglass took about 3 times the amount of epoxy as the finish coat. For a project with vertical surfaces it would probably require three or four coats to achieve the same epoxy thickness. Rough guess, for me, even with the fiberglass, each kit covered about 45 square feet (one coat). Without the fiberglass it would have covered more than 50 square feet.

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        • No
         
        5.0

        Good Clear Coat

        By RD

        from Virginia Beach

        About Me Advanced

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Visually Pleasing
        • Weather Proof

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Outdoor
          • Wood Trim

          Comments about System Three Clear Coat Epoxy:

          Works great on new wood

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Like liquid glass

          By Fishoholic

          from warren RI

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Staff Reviewer

          Pros

          • Visually Pleasing

          Cons

          • Slow cure
          • Very thin

          Best Uses

            Comments about System Three Clear Coat Epoxy:

            I use this on all of my custom wood plugs and couldn't be happier. It makes them look like they are floating in glass.

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            used to saturate canoe floorboards

            By Farmall Sean

            from Tn

            About Me Recreational

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Visually Pleasing

            Cons

            • Its all messy

            Best Uses

            • Outdoor
            • Wood Trim

            Comments about System Three Clear Coat Epoxy:

            Thin enough to saturate wood, I used to soak eastern red cedar which had some small cracks. It soaked in nice and is thin enough to flatten out brush tip marks before gelling. created a stronger board than I started with and I'll finish with spar varnish.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Fantastic

            By cncbrian

            from Port Angeles, WA

            About Me Recreational

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoor
              • Outdoor
              • Wood Trim

              Comments about System Three Clear Coat Epoxy:

              I used this to glass my cedar strip kayak. It's so thin I just layed out my three layers and then poured it on, it wet right out. I did had trouble not geting runs since it is so thin, BUT it is a dream to sand. It is perfect for clear coating finished wood.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Very high end product

              By The Canoer

              from San Diego, CA

              About Me Recreational

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Outdoor

                Comments about System Three Clear Coat Epoxy:

                I used this product to seal my fiberglass canoe after I used System 3 Quick fair and before I painted the canoe with a marine top coat paint. It worked great to make the boat waterproof.

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Salvation for outdoor furniture!

                By deadrock

                from Clear Lake, IA

                About Me Recreational

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Outdoor

                  Comments about System Three Clear Coat Epoxy:

                  Awesome product as a base coating that a spar varnish can then cover. A definate salvation to the time wasteing traditional approach of protection of outside wooden furniture!

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  "I will continue to buy this product."

                  By Christopher Robin

                  from Carmel Valley, CA

                  About Me Recreational

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoor
                    • Outdoor

                    Comments about System Three Clear Coat Epoxy:

                    This is a great product for both clear coating on raw wood by itself or as a primer for varnish top coats. It is also a super product for applying fiber glass cloth to a bare wood surface. Easy to wet out and makes sanding a pleasure.

                    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    I have bought this product time & again.

                    By Tune-up Tommy

                    from Frenchtown, NJ

                    About Me Recreational

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoor
                      • Outdoor
                      • Quick Fix
                      • Wood Trim

                      Comments about System Three Clear Coat Epoxy:

                      I've used this product on many projects but the largest of those have been my clasic wooden boat restoration some five seasons ago. To date the boat still looks freshly restored. I would recommend this product as it has stood the test of time!

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