West System Six10 is a thickened epoxy adhesive that combines the strength and reliability of a two-part epoxy with the easy to use convenience of a single part formula.
Cartridges feature mixing tips that ensure the right ratio of resin and hardener is automatically mixed upon application. Easy to apply with a standard caulking gun, Six10's unique non sagging formula lets this epoxy bond tenaciously to wood, metals, fiberglass, and concrete. Colorless resin and hardener.
Are you working on your boat or project after work or on the weekend? Not having to mix resin and hardener beforehand saves time. Are you working overhead, on vertical surfaces, or tight spaces? This thick adhesive won't cause problems with sagging or runoff.
Additional static mixing tips can be purchased separately.
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Six10 Application & Cure Time Informaiton
Six10 cures in temperatures as low as 50F. Working time is 42 minutes at 72F. It cures to a solid state in 5-6 hours and will take high loads in 24 hours. The cure time is faster at warm temperatures and slower in cool temperatures. The Six10 cartridge holds 190 ml of epoxy resin and hardener.
To use this adhesive, replace the retaining nut and plug on the West System Six10 dispensing cartridge with the 600 Static Mixer that comes attached to the cartridge. Dispense the mixed 2-part epoxy adhesive using a standard caulking gun.
The efficient internal geometry of the 600 Mixer thoroughly blends resin and hardener in a short mixing length for good application control and a minimum of waste. Place high-strength, non-sagging Six10 thickened epoxy exactly where it's needed in less time and with no mess.
Additional 600 Static Mixer nozzles are available in packages of two or twelve.
If you're doing a small job, you don't have to use the static mixer. Simply squeeze out what you'll need (maybe even a little less- you can always mix a little more if short) onto a piece of poster board or
plywood and stir thoroughly. The resin and hardener are
slightly different colors; use this color difference to gauge
the thoroughness of your mix. All should be a consistent
color with no streaks.
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how long will the tube store after opening?
At least one year when you kept the tubes closed but you need each time a new swirl nozzle
Lasted two months for me
I'm sure the manufacturer could answer that best . My experience has been, if you keep the nozzle clean , and remember to put the bifurcated plug back so it matches colors . The end will remain relatively free and should last for month's . This stuff is very handy for small jobs at a moments notice with minimal set up .
I do not have the answer, but I sure would like to know!!!
Do not know, but it will last a week or so... I think it will cure un;ess you remove and clean the tube end carefully - and re-seal....
Hi-As long as it is stored properly (remove mixing nozzle if you use it, no cross-contamination at the end, with the little double plastic sealer and cap in place) it should store indefinitely (like any epoxy). I have stored a tube for several years with no issues.
Don'. But epoxy has a long shelf life (years) if covered and out of direct light.
CAN WEST SYSTEM SIX 10 BE USED TO REPAIR A 1/8-1/4 INCH THROUGH HULL DRILL HOLE BELOW THE WATER LINE ON A FIBERGLASS BOAT?
I do not know used it to fix keelguarb
YesFill hole with 6-10.West system Epoxy resin and 6oz cloth both sides of hullSleep well
Yes, it can, but dry the hole very well and then cover the inside of the hull securely with tape so the hole can be filled with enough pressure to completely eliminate any small voids.
i want to purchase west system six 10 epoxy, how long does it last if i dont use it all at once ,?what are the extra tips for ?
I bought 2 tubes in August 2014. I also bought extra mixing tips. I still have 3/4 of a tube left in August 2016. I used some about a month ago. If you remove the tip and wipe the tube end so as not to mix the two parts and replace the top it should last a long while. The mixing tip however will be no good in about an hour, throw it away. You will need a new tip every time that you use some. I hope this helps. I find it great to have around for little jobs.
It seems to last indefinitely as per my experience, but the hardener takes on an amber color as it ages. the discoloration does not appear to affect strength, just appearance.Extra tips: unless you are extremely meticulous, the tips are hard to clean effectively. Much easier to start with a fresh tip if you've stopped in the middle of a tube.Great stuff!
I built an icebox with it two years ago and recently used some out of the tube, stil fine. Regular mixing epoxy lasts for years and i see no reason 610 woiuld not. Carefully wipe off any excess at end of nozzle after use to prevent two types mixing. I use a permanent marker to mark tip and cartridge with one and two dots to make sure tip goes back into right hole to prevent mixing. I use a small paper cup to squeeze it out into to mix and use a black mixing stick to "cut" off excess at end before inserting tip as mixing nozzle uses a lot of mix just to fill it.
If you ant to re-use, remove mixing tip; be sure cartridge tip is cleaned and does not have any "mixed" epoxy; re-cap.Extra tip is for second use. I did not leave it ore than a couple of weeks....
I expect it has a shelf life about as long as any other West Systems epoxy - on the order of years. The tips are disposable because the epoxy hardens inside them. The extra tips are in case you don't use the entire tube at once. I try to wait until I have a good Size job to do before I pull out the Six10. It helps minimize the number of tips I throw away. It's an expensive product, but it's worth it.
I used the same tube a couple times within three days, the extra tips went on after taking the used tube off and recapping the tube. The used tip was full of epoxy that hardened.
If you don't use it all, leave the tip on. The next time you need to use it screw on a new tip and you are good to go. It will last a long time in the tube.
Is this appropriate for filling holes 1/4-1/2in to be re-drilled for mounting?
The answer might depend on what you're drilling through. For most materials, Six10 will be a good choice. If you plan to drill through something with a porous core, like a balsa-cored deck, then plain liquid epoxy will absorb into the core better. You tape the bottom of the hole, pour some in, wait for it to absorb into the core, pour more in, repeat, repeat. If you are drilling through solid wood, Six10 is a good choice, but get all the holes drilled and then fill them all, you waste the material that fills the tip each time you begin to use the tube.
I used the product 6-10 thickened epoxy for my chain plate rebedding project. It worked very well - set up was quick and redrilling went smoothly. I would recommend it for most deck rebedding projects
Yea it is
Yes absolutely. That is primarily the way I use it. It's much better than mixing the additives yourself. There's almost no sagging with this. If you have any specific product questions, West System has a phenomenal tech help department you can call as well.
Yes, it shouldn't be a problem. I have used it for threaded mounts for signage and it always worked great.
What is the tensile strength?Thanks
If I read the West System chart right, it would be just over 6400 psi.
I don't have the data sheet in front of me as I write but I am sure that the data is available. I have used the product only in compression, mainly to help mount oarlock sockets and seat brackets for a dinghy that I am restoring. In that application it is just the right thing because it is thick and will not run and also can be molded to the shape desired. I am a big fan of the product!
the gel coat around my thru hull fittings is cracked and falling off. i plan to remove the fittings and repair the areas. can i grind the gel coat back and refair the areas with this product or should i use another method? thanks,Marc
I used thisProductToSealThe cove joint in my basement toStop water intrusion . It workedGreat .
This product should work.
Thank you Mike...appreciate your help, Marc
Marc, I am certainly not an expert on this question, but it sounds like it would work to me.
I would not use this product as a fairing compound it will be much too hard to finish sand. Buy a product designed to be sanded.
can it be applied under water ?
Applied under water or for use under water or below the water line?I don't know. I would think the mfg. would have information for underwater use. The applicator didn't work well so I just squirted out equal parts and mixed it up. I used it on mahogany and it worked well. DT Davis
I have no experience with applying this product underwater but doubt if this is a viable option
Russell, I have only used it in a clean dry environment. I do not think it will work as it need to attach to what ever you are applying it to. I have not tried to attach it to water.
Yes, epoxy will set in under water but I don't know how well it will adhere.
WINSTON VAN BRAAM
I am installing a new windlass, and would like to remove the balsa core from the deck beneath the windlass and refill with Six10. Besides filling the gap, I want the filler to adhere strongly to the upper and lower skins. The gap is approximately 3/4".Is this a good application for this product? I estimate I will need to fill approximately 40 cubic inches. How many tubes will I need?Thanks! Glenn
I would mix the mixed epoxy with saw dust or better yet, if possible, cut a piece of wood 5/8 thick and coat all surfaces before insertion. Fit doesn't need to be perfect. Mix by hand instead of using the mixing nozzle to save expensive epoxy. Cover with plastic wrap if you need to sculpt any areas. The plastic wrap will peel off when cured.
will this product bond a shelf to a cabin wall? wall is awlgrip painted fiberglass
I don't see any problem with it bonding to a wall But I don't know how much weight it will whole.I put a complete plywood bottom on my boat no issue with it.
I would think so.
It should be ok, you will need to sand the awlgrip paint in order to give it some grip. A lower cost product is Thixo.
I did not have good success with adhesion to a non-porous surface, I would not suggest this product for this sort of application.
I have used Six10 in restoring the transom of a damaged dinghy. It worked very well because of its thick consistency. It is also very strong. I would think that in your case two factors should be taken into consideration: First, how much shelf area will be available to be bonded. If you plant to bond just the edge of a shelf, that might not be enough area to develop a strong joint. Second, the whole joint strength depends on how well the Awlgrip has bonded to the fiberglass since that is what you are really attaching to. I would consider adding some brackets to the bottom of the shelf since their bond to the Awlgrip would be in shear and they would also give you more area. Good luck!
can I get filler in color ?
Do you mean can I color the mixed epoxy? The answer to that question is yes. You would squeeze mixed epoxy from the cartridge into a cup and mix in color as you would with any other West epoxy.As far as I know the 6-10 does not come in colors in the cartridges.
I would definitely buy this product again!
This stuff was awesome. I used it for several projects on my build. The best use was on the gunnal. I don't have the patience or time to steam wood but I do have an ample supply of clamps. Like always, I saturated all my raw pieces with epoxy and sanded once dry. Then I used brunt force to bend the wood in place after applying 6 10. I let it dry over night. In the AM, I found a very clean and very strong bond once I removed my clamps. No drips, sags, or blemishes. Great stuff!
Mike in Brooklyn
difficult to use
used to glue strip planks
fly fishing net lamination
Great for gluing up wood pieces to fork fishing nets
Don't waste your money
I bought this to fill a few gaps that opened up on my new wood driftboat. When I first applied, I was thrilled, went on clear and very easy, so after filling the gaps I thought I'd cover the scratches on my beautiful red oak trim. What a mistake, I came back the next day and my oak trim had white streaks everywhere I applied this epoxy. I have 25 years as a taxidermist and would recommend Jamestown add a product taxidermist use, I believe it is used in the aircraft industry too; taxidermy supply companies sell under the name of Smooth Out or Magic Smooth, much less expensive and harden to almost clear, depending on how thick it is applied.
Great product, but . . .
I got this to tack between the stitches on a stitch and glue kayak. The tip dispenser is perfect for this. I also used it to bond the pieces for a hatch hold down and the strength is great.I did have problems dispensing after only 10 or 15 minutes. I though that since the product isn't mixed until it enters the tip, curing in the tip would not be a problem. This was not the case. I changed tips and finished the tube but had the same problem with the second tube. These were continuous applications but in 20 minutes it became almost impossible to get anything through the tip.I did use it without the tip, mixing in a cup and it worked great. Good tack. The parts stayed where I put them. Didn't need clamps.
Warwick, R I
JD response improves competition sales
JD emailed me saying they were cancelling my order of West system six10 because it was hazardous. I immediatly ordered from another sourse and it is in the mail. Will I be likely to order from JD or, the more reliable source? Which supplier will I recommend to others in person and online?
US Military overseas
After pulling the boat and finding numerous jell-coat nicks on the bottom that needed repair, the old system of mixing and then getting it to stick to the boat while you are laying on your back just didn't get it! The ease of "squirting" the mix "up" directly onto the damaged area saved many hours of "mix, mess & drip". I love this stuff. The only drawback is that you can work so fast that you have to watch the rate in which you go thru the mix to insure you pace yourself and have enough to last to the end.
Goose Bay, MD
use it all
Love the product. Remove the nozzle (static mixer) when done cut a small rubber washer to fit in back of nozzle with hole in center, use air pressure hose (blower) to blow through hole to clean out all the epoxy from the nozzle. works great none is wasted.
I Would Not Recommend.
I ran a single bead of this glue around the transom frame and when I got back to the start point the color was not the same. In fact the color changed through out the beads length. I should have stopped but thinking it would be OK I applied the plywood. Three weeks later the glue in some areas is still not hard. Lucky that these are above the water line. Yes I did waste the first few inches into a cup.
Bonding and filleting made easy
As an amateur builder, working on evenings and weekends, Six10 is a timesaver. Mixing is limited to unthickened wet out. I can fly with the cartridges, laying the thickened epoxy wherever I want, following up with shaping and filleting. Also holds in situations where my mixes might have run out. I also use it in scarfs to dam the edges of the scarf and then feed more unthickened epoxy (which is stronger) from the top. That's a win-win.