Silvertip Gel Magic is a two-part epoxy adhesive that will not sag or run. Designed for wood and other porous materials. No more measuring fillers. Gel Magic components mix easily into a paste that is ready to be applied to vertical and overhead surfaces without sagging or otherwise making a mess. It's thoroughly mixed when the blue color indicator disappears.
Gel Magic cures at temperatures as low as 50°F, and can be post-cured up to 140°F for even greater performance. When fully cured, it is unaffected by water, oil, kerosene, and many other chemicals. It will not stain wood and is immune to fungus and rot.
Best used for stitch & glue, plywood, strip built and glued lapstrake construction. Also ideal as a high strength, gap filling, waterproof adhesive for general woodworking and architectural applications.
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Mix Ratio by Volume: 100:50 (2 parts Part A to 1 part Part B)
Mix Ratio by Weight: 100:42
Total Solids: 100%
Mixed Viscosity: 4,000 cps
Mixed Color: Milky White
Coverage at 250 microns (10 mils): 150 square ft/gal
Maximum Service Temp: 170 deg F
Pot Life at 77 deg F: 15 minutes
Tack Free Time at 77 deg F: 3 Hours
Gel Magic will cure at temperatures as low as 35 deg F
Lap Sheer Strength:
Use protective gloves when working with this product. Use soap and water or white vinegar to clean off of your hands. Use Denatured Alcohol to clean off your tools.
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Can I use Silvertip Gel Magic to laminate Oak frames in a large wooden boat.,will it be flexable enough.?
I used the Gel Magic to laminate spruce ribs in an Adirondack Guide boat and it worked great. The ribs are stiff, but can be bent under under high load. The gel magic does not crack and is very strong. I would recommend this product.
I'm not sure about what you are asking to be flexible, but I'll try to answer both ways.If you are laminating while pulling the rib materials to conform to your staionary molds (flat jig) or up against the rib bands similar to traditional steam bent ribs; the gel is flexible while you are clamping it down. You should try and ensure minimal gaps, and do not clamp too hard and press out all of the epoxy. The gel is great for eliminating dripping while pulling up a curved piece.If you are referring to remaining flexible after curing as a traditional planked hull is expected, I have preferred System Three epoxies just for this reason. West system seems less flexible. When you are mixing two styles, such as laminated frames and traditional planking with screws, you need some flexibility. A fully laminated (cold molded) hull is more rigid.
Yes it will work great for that process. I'm also building a cold molded 19' run about. I used this product on all my frames, and battens. Works Great....Make sure you sand the areas with 80 grit paper that you are going to use the epoxy glue on. It will help make the joint very strong.
I have never used it that way. Suggest you contact System Three's tech service for a good answer.
how is this product mixed/do i need a measuring cup or a caulking tube?
I use a measuring cup. It is very important to have the correct mixing portions as explained on the containers. Go to a local beauty supply store they have all kinds of mixing containers with very clear markings.
It has been several years ago since I used this product. Unfortunately, I don't remember how I mixed it but I'm sure I didn't use a measuring cup.
I buy those cheap measuring cups, mix only amount needed according to directions . I used wooden stir sticks and applied with brush also I reused measure cups keeping resin or hardener in same cup so no reaction will take place
Hey John,If you need only a small amount of epoxy, go with a measuring cup. The printed advice about mixing only what you can use in a few minutes is good advice. I have no experience with the caulk tubes, but have found for larger applications that putting the mixed epoxy in a good-quality quart-size freezer bag works quite well. Put the goop in the bag, zip it shut, cut off a small corner of the bag, and use it like a pastry bag. Tip: after the bag is zipped, lay it on your work table and use a clean mixing stick to "scrape" the material toward the corner with the hole. Good luck.Henry
Hi John. I've used this product numerous times and is great when glueing vertically. I used a measuring cup and mixed up with a stir stick. It's easy to see any unmix product as the color changes once mixed. I wouldn't use a caulking guy would work for this (won't mix it thoroughly).
This product can be mixed either by volume or by weight. Since it is very thick, I first pour it into two large syringes (60 cc) and use them to dispense into disposable cups for mixing. I found it much easier to dispense from the syringes than just pouring from the container.
Hi John,I used it to assemble a 10' boat w/plywood sides and bottom. You need two measuring containers, one for the resin and one for the hardener. If you use a flexible plastic container for mixing the measured amounts, the residue that inevitably clings to the sides when you pour, will come right out when it cures and you can re-use the container for the next batch. Stuff works great. Dave
They sell it both ways. Either in a caulking tube or as 2 separate containers. It is pretty thick. Somewhere between honey and pudding. It can be a little hard to mix small batches but it certainly can be done. I have some really small like 2 oz mixing cups. If you are patient you can mix as little as an ounce or two at a time. They do sell this in a caulking tube as well and that may be easier if you are using larger amounts in a single session. I didn't go the route of the caulking tube because I was using small amounts each time I used it and I was concerned about the waste that must be throw away because you need to use a new tip on the caulking tube each time you use it.I will say that I am really pleased with the product. It mixes pretty easily as long as you get the ratio pretty close. It holds fantastic. You can use it on vertical surfaces without worrying about it running or sagging.Think of any 2 part epoxy that you would buy in those little double tubes. That is the type of product you are getting.
thanks for the info j.
a Gel before its time
Opened the sealed System 3 Gel bottles, nothing came out, both the Epoxy and the Hardener had already jelled. I've used it in the past with good r4esult but these bottles were defective. Think I'll go back to mixing my own non-run stuff by adding a little bit of West wood filler to regular epoxy.
LAke Hopatcong, Nj
Great for bonding Steel to FRP
I use the Gel Magic to bond Steel Tabs to Fiberglass and Carbon Fiber Parts that go on Porsche Racing Cars to 180 MPH and its has been a fantastic product for me .I like the work time ,others I have tried dry too fast so I highly recommend the Gel Magic to anyone with a similar need
Gig Harbor WA
System Three Gel Magic-No runs
I was introduced to Gel Magic by boatbuilder and boat building instructor Clint Chase from The Landing in Portland, ME. He provided Gel Magic in both bulk and the mixer tubes in a boat kit. The bulk is more economical and what I primarily use in laminating various boat frame parts. The mixer tubes are unbeatable, though, for a small quantity of ready to use Gel Magic for small projects or when you need a small additional amount of the laminating gel to complete a project. As this gel does not run, it is still easy to spread to the desired thickness with short hair disposable brush or to even out with multiple types of applicators. When you clamp up your parts, you get the desired squeeze-out and still no runs. The squeeze-out does cure hard, thus cleaning up the squeeze-out make for less work later in the project.
PORT ANGELES, WA
I've used this to build a 34-foot molded plywood schooner. At one point, bending the 1x6 D. fir first lamination of the sheer clamp in to meet the sternpost required a come-along, and the angle was acute, with the bevel on the board endgrain. I thought "She'll never hold." Guess what: she held!(I reinforced it anyway though.) Epoxy approaches magic, and this is a good one.
This is very tough epoxy
This stuff is very tuff, ( i couldn't scrap or even sand it with 80 grit very efectively), used as a sealer-adhesive does not roll out smooth it is too thick a gel, but it doesn't sag or run or fly off the roller even over head.