System Three Clear Coat Epoxy
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System Three Clear Coat Epoxy

System Three Clear Coat epoxy resin is a very low viscosity (thin), almost colorless epoxy system with a long pot life and cures without amine blush.

Unlike some of the so called penetrating epoxies, Clear Coat contains no solvent. Furthermore, it is a very strong system when cured whereas the penetrating epoxies have little in any strength or resistance to moisture.

System Three Clear Coat wets out fiberglass cloth almost instantly and is sometimes used to build furniture-grade strip planked hulls. Use this epoxy as the base coat in fiberglass gel coat blister repair, particularly when the gel coat has been removed to expose damaged and loose glass fibers. Ideally suited for clear coating wood, it is also used as a primer or base for varnish and linear polyurethane coatings.

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    Technical Specifications
    Resin Properties:
  • Viscosity at 77 deg F: 500-680 cps
  • Density: 9.4 lbs/gal
  • Color: Clear
    • Hardener Properties:
  • Viscosity at 77 deg F: 190-210 cps
  • Denisty: 8.1 lbs/gal
  • Color: Amber
    • Mixed System Properties:
  • Mix ratio by weight resin/hardener: 100/43
  • Mix ratio by volume resin/hardener: 100/50
  • Working time at 77 deg F: 60 min
  • Working time at 77 deg F (with 2% TurboCure): 30 min
  • Minimum use temperature (without TurboCure): 60 deg F
  • Minimum use temperature(with 2% TurboCure): 50 deg F
  • Maximum Service Temperature: 160 deg F
    • Typical Cured Properties:
  • Full cure at 77 deg F: 3 days
  • Tensile Strength: 7800 psi
  • Tensile Elongation: 8 percent at break
  • BRAND: System Three
    Material: Epoxy
    Usage: Clear Coating
    5.0 10

    Great for encapsulating

    5

    I am building a plywood cabin cruiser, and I have been using System Three products exclusively. Their Clear Coat is great for encapsulating wood and plywood. It only requires 3-4 coats to completely seal the surface and build some thickness for later finish sanding. Apply in thin coats and tip it off with a foam brush. That way you avoid runs, sags, and puddles. Its fairly easy to sand even after it has fully cures. Its is amazingly durable, even without fiberglass reinforcement, after it has fully cured. Overall I am very pleased with the System Three products.

    DAVIDE

    HUNTLEY, IL

    Yes

    Good stuff

    5

    I used this to make a few skim boards for the kids. I fiberglassed the bottom surface of marine plywood boards. Rather than painting accents directly to the board tops, I created rice paper decals for the upper surface. The fiberglass and decals became transparent when impregnated with the epoxy. As advertised, the epoxy is low viscosity and goes on thin. Working time at 55 - 60 degrees F was about 30 minutes, though setting up took several hours and curing took overnight. The projects came out very well. The epoxy is essentially clear and darkens the wood only about as much as a clear varnish. The finish is high gloss and very smooth, really bringing out the beauty of the wood. My project was essentially just a horizontal surface and required just two coats to embed and cover the fiberglass and decals. With 4 oz. fiberglass cloth, embedding the fiberglass took about 3 times the amount of epoxy as the finish coat. For a project with vertical surfaces it would probably require three or four coats to achieve the same epoxy thickness. Rough guess, for me, even with the fiberglass, each kit covered about 45 square feet (one coat). Without the fiberglass it would have covered more than 50 square feet.

    RW

    Durham, NC

    Yes

    Good Clear Coat

    5

    Works great on new wood

    RD

    Virginia Beach

    Yes

    Like liquid glass

    5

    I use this on all of my custom wood plugs and couldn't be happier. It makes them look like they are floating in glass.

    Fishoholic

    warren RI

    Yes

    used to saturate canoe floorboards

    5

    Thin enough to saturate wood, I used to soak eastern red cedar which had some small cracks. It soaked in nice and is thin enough to flatten out brush tip marks before gelling. created a stronger board than I started with and I'll finish with spar varnish.

    Farmall Sean

    Tn

    Yes

    Fantastic

    5

    I used this to glass my cedar strip kayak. It's so thin I just layed out my three layers and then poured it on, it wet right out. I did had trouble not geting runs since it is so thin, BUT it is a dream to sand. It is perfect for clear coating finished wood.

    cncbrian

    Port Angeles, WA

    Yes

    Very high end product

    5

    I used this product to seal my fiberglass canoe after I used System 3 Quick fair and before I painted the canoe with a marine top coat paint. It worked great to make the boat waterproof.

    The Canoer

    San Diego, CA

    Yes

    Salvation for outdoor furniture!

    5

    Awesome product as a base coating that a spar varnish can then cover. A definate salvation to the time wasteing traditional approach of protection of outside wooden furniture!

    deadrock

    Clear Lake, IA

    Yes

    "I will continue to buy this product."

    5

    This is a great product for both clear coating on raw wood by itself or as a primer for varnish top coats. It is also a super product for applying fiber glass cloth to a bare wood surface. Easy to wet out and makes sanding a pleasure.

    Christopher Robin

    Carmel Valley, CA

    Yes

    I have bought this product time & again.

    5

    I've used this product on many projects but the largest of those have been my clasic wooden boat restoration some five seasons ago. To date the boat still looks freshly restored. I would recommend this product as it has stood the test of time!

    Tune-up Tommy

    Frenchtown, NJ

    Yes

    System Three Clear Coat Epoxy

    5.010

    100.0

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