West System G 5 Five Minute epoxy adhesive is an easy to use, 2 part resin and hardener system. G/5 is great for general bonding and quick repairs. It also works well for spot applications, holding parts in position while standard epoxy bonds cure. This fast curing adhesive bonds to properly prepared wood, fiberglass and metal surfaces.
G5 is not recommended for bonds subject to high loads or exposed to moisture. One to one mix ratio, no pumps or metering required. Cures in 3 to 5 minutes.
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tbe box states this product is water-resistant, yet on the web pages it says " NOT RECOMMENDED FOR BONDS SUBJECT TO MOISTURE". What is the correct answer? I'm planning on using this for an outdoor application. Also I purchased this at a marine supply store, so what gives.
Hello Bog T,Good question, and while I've used G5 very successfully, I don't have an answer because I haven't used the G5 for an outdoor application. However, I've found West System's customer service to be really knowledgeable and really helpful. They see to have actually worked in boat shops with all of the West System products, so can speak from first hand, rather than some marketing trainee trying to read the same box you've got. I'd give them a call at (I believe) 866 937 8797.Good luck
I would think that the product would be moisture resistant. I would not use it to glue something that would be submerged or constantly wet. Contact West and tell them what you are going to do and they will advise you.
Works great, sets in 5 min dependent on room temperature. Not sure about shelf life. If item you are bonding can absorbed moisture do not use.
I have used G5 for years around a marine environment and I also use it in building custom pool cues. It will actually keep moisture from getting into the bonded area. Just make sure you mix it at an exact 50/50 ratio for optimal bond & hardness. Tony R
I will continue to buy this product.
I use this in small quantities to attach scales to knife handles and to secure pins, holds well.You have to work fast and be very neat as you work. It sets very fast and is very sticky.
A must have for any shop
West System epoxy and five minute epoxy are essential items I always have in the shop. I first was introduced to West System Epoxy when I worked for Merrill-Stevens Dry Dock as a yacht carpenter. Now almost retired I still build custom furniture and other items mostly using local wood from my sawmill. Since I'm slowing down a bit I buy smaller quantities of their regular epoxy because it has a shelf life but the little bottles of five minute might last me a year or more without any shelf life issues.
I would buy this again
Fix dings in top side wood boat
I will buy thi spart once again
WEST is the BEST
I build large scale model rockets out of wood phenolic tubing, fiberglass etc...and launch them on a regular basis. I used other vendors slow cure epoxy, to insure the models would stay together to be re-launched the same day. I can now build my rockets much faster without clamping the parts, in most cases, and not have to worry about them falling apart. This stuff is great [...]
10 year user
Used up my 12 oz bottles after 10 years. Product preformed the same after 10 years of sitting around.Very good 5 min epoxy.