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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I have a crack developing on my 28-foot sailboat where the lead keel meets the fiberglass bottom. Imagine the stress on the keel when the boat his heeled over at 45 degrees and that 3100 lb lead keel no longer in a vertical orientation, but is a lot closer to being horizontal. but is almost up on it's side. That's what has caused the crack. I intent to Dremel out the crack, fair it in, then seal with a barrier coat (Interlux 2000E) and repaint. Question: Is Six 10 a good product to use to fair in this crack below the waterline? While I think that G Flex would be a better product for this, there is none to be found in my inland area, however, I have a tube of Six 10 on hand that I purchased from Jamestown for a previous project. I would appreciate your thoughts.
It will seal the crack, but isn't very flexible, GFlex would be better. We have Totalboat Thixo Flex which is thickened Flexepox in a caulking gun cartridge like Six 10.
JD Tech Team
For the 6-10 cartridge system, nozzle and cylinder for caulking gun, if I start a glue-up for a piece of woodworking, I may have to lay the glue gun down for a few minutes, then resume. How long before the nozzle clogs at 75 degrees? If I put it in an ice water bath before use, will it work, or be too thick to squeeze out? How effective would that be as far as extending the work time?I want to avoid having to clear the nozzle with lacquer thinner each time I lay the glue gun down , clog the nozzle between "spuirts" and have to have many nozzles on hand, yet have the advantage of automatic mixing so I can work faster.Any hope?
At 70 degrees you have about 42 minutes before the nozzles cure up. At 75 it would be a little shorter.
JD Tech Team
how long will the tube store after opening?
I do not have the answer, but I sure would like to know!!!
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.
Lasted two months for me
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....
Don'. But epoxy has a long shelf life (years) if covered and out of direct light.
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 .
At least one year when you kept the tubes closed but you need each time a new swirl nozzle
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 ?
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.
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.
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 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.
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....
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
Yes, it shouldn't be a problem. I have used it for threaded mounts for signage and it always worked great.
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.
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.
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.
Thank you Mike...appreciate your help, Marc
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
Yes, epoxy will set in under water but I don't know how well it will adhere.
WINSTON VAN BRAAM
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.
I got WEST System Six10 Thickened Epoxy Adhesive and it worked perfect - I have a 1/4 gap i need to fill and the hard final texture is easy to clean - But I need it in a clean - Dose this brand have a clear or is there another brand I could consider? The ability to fill large gap is a must
To get a clear finish from the epoxies that I use I have to make my own up. For thickening properties I use model airplane micro balloons as the thickening agent. I mix up a clear epoxy mix and add the clear balloons as needed to get the material thick enough to fill and stay in place. After it has cured I sand smooth and cover with another coat of clear epoxy by itself. let cure and finish sand.
I love doing handy man stuff but owning a bar doesn't give me much time- that's why the all in one tube applications was great. If I don't find what i need I will give you options a try thanks,
Eric,Can you send a photo? How many tables?Gene
The application is metal support to metal tables tops with gaps where food lodges in and is hard to clean. we have a high volume bar and night club so the tables are washed on very turn over and attempts to use standard caulk failed - Bottom line I need a product that can handled the constant moisture and be easy to clean.
Are you just trying to fill a gap or are you trying to adhere two surfaces? If you are just trying to fill a gap, use OSI or Lexcel clear caulk.
Halfway through using the tube on a continuous bead, it became almost impossible to pump it through the nozzle. I changed nozzles and was just able to complete laying out my bead, which was approximately 15 feet long. The shop temperature was 65 degrees and the tubes were only about two-three weeks old. It would be a great product if it worked, but I found it a very expensive and frustrating product to use. After years of use, this id the first time I have been disappointed by a West System product.
Utilize for historic timber repair with fantastic results, this product allows for the conservation of more of the original subject material typically lost to longer scarf and like mechanical joints.
East Sandwich, Massachusetts
Great product & easy to use
I have used a lot of this in the restoration of my Combo Cruiser and it is great. The only down side is that each tube only is filled halfway.
Las Cruces, NM
An ingenious method of packaging epoxy for ease of use.
Works as described
If not using all of the Product at one time, bear in mind that the mix/chamber nozzle needs to be replaced after each use. Plan ahead for how many will be needed for the complete job...
Learn by doing
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.