West System 800 Roller Covers are a high density polyurethane foam roller cover ideal for epoxy, paint and varnish applications. Can be cut into shorter lengths to match the application area and be cut into brushes for tipping off fresh coats of epoxy. Covers are 7" wide. 2/pack. Yellow.
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I need a thin 1/8 " foam surface. What is the thickness of these?
Thank you. I am building a Pygmy wooden kayak; and the instructions are emphatic that the roller not exceed 1/8" for applying the 2 part epoxy resin over the glass cloth.Alan
Thank you. I am building a Pygmy wooden kayak, and the instructions are emphatic that the foam roller be not more than 1/8" thick.Alan
I have found the West system 8002 Roller covers the best for a controlled application of epoxy. They are 1/8 in thickness .Jerry
AlanThe inside diameter of the cardboard spool is 1.500" & the outside of the foam is 1.770" which would make the foam + cardboard spool only about .0010" over 1/8" which is not much when it comes to painting.Bruce H
The package doesn't say what the exact thickness is, but eyeballing it, I'd say they are 1/8". Definitely not 1/4".And they are foam rollers. I've used them to apply Interlux Epoxy Primekote 414/404 (2-part primer) and Interlux Perfection (2-part paint) with no issues at all and excellent results. Good Luck!
I would say it is a little over 1/8 th of an inch. But it is the thinnest I have seen. This roller cover is suitable for use in applying West system resins and resins by other manufacturers (MAS, System 3 etc.).
Great for Epoxy
I have bought scads of these roller covers. I cut them to size for a job. So far I have only used them for epoxy, but they work great. Since the foam is thin, it doesn't suck up too much epoxy. I also cut the sized rollers into arcs of one third each. I used them to smooth out the epoxy for a nice finish. Since the cardboard is really stiff, they don't fold over like a regular foam brush might.
Best roller for epoxy
An excellent roller for epoxy and varnish. Nice spread. Few bubbles. Less need for tipping.
Paul the Beetle
Great for Applying Epoxy
We looked far and wide for roller covers that would work well for laminating fiberglass mat and cloth with epoxy. These roller covers are the first we've found that work well for this purpose. They don't come apart, and they hold only a very thin layer of epoxy, so they don't harden quickly, and can be used for a reasonable period of time-- at least two hours.
Working Late in NC
Coastal North Carolina
The perfect roller except when...
I used this product to apply West epoxy to wood boat. It works very well except when the roller delaminates, at which point you need to chuck it and use another one. Make sure to purchase extras.
Great roller covers
Use these foam rollers for applying the last two coats of Epifanes High Gloss Clear Varnish. Worked very well!
West System Roller Covers
This product is all we use in our shop with the West System Epoxies.
Not acceptable for Interlux Bottom Paint
I used this roller to apply Interlux Micron CSC bottom paint and it delaminated almost immediately. The foam came off the roller very quickly and the foam pieces then broke off leaving a real mess in the paint.