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?
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.).
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!
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
I have found the West system 8002 Roller covers the best for a controlled application of epoxy. They are 1/8 in thickness .Jerry
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
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
Worked great applying Interlux Perfection
Held up nicely in my roll and tip application of Interlux Perfection. One roller cover per coat on my 28 foot fly bridge cruiser. Worked great with minimal stipple. Used for Epoxy Primekote, and Perfection.
Very dependable performance.
These are the only foam rollers I've used with epoxy that didn't come apart at some point. I've tried others but with really disappointing results. Kinda pricey but confidence in the product, in this stage of a project, is worth a lot.
Buy these not the cheap alternative.
These work great. I bought the cheaper alternative and they're junk!
Worked Perfectly - Barrier Coat Application
Successfully applied 5 layers of barrier coat using these, at an even 2 mils per layer. Ready for use right out of the package. No shedding, fuzzies, etc. Will definitely use again.
I have us these roller covers for years.
I'm in the process of building a 18 center console and as the headlines stated I have use these for years and they work great. I have only used these with epoxy and paint so I can't comment on the use with any other material.
Fair Haven Michigan
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!