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Old 11-21-2021, 04:55 PM
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Default West epoxy colorant options ?

What are acceptable colorant materials for West 105/micro ballon filler . I am blocking and fine tuning fiberglass components and a color would significantly aid the process.
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Old 11-21-2021, 05:02 PM
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I used black epoxy dye in the first layer of the windscreen lay-up, per the plans. It was available along with the other fiberglas supplies (micro balloons, cloth, etc.). Not sure what colors are available other than black, but a little bit goes a long way.
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Old 11-21-2021, 05:27 PM
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Default Where do get epoxy dye

Auto paint store ?
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Old 11-21-2021, 05:29 PM
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Epoxy die/tint from West Marine.
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Old 11-21-2021, 07:44 PM
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Little bit of black printer toner. Doesn't take much.

Mixed it with the resin when doing the windshield so that any reveal from the inside does not stand out.
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Old 11-21-2021, 08:04 PM
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Default Pigment

I have a bottle of black. You're welcome to it. I'll be back home in a couple weeks.
My trim was all sikaflexed so it got coated with primer. Solid black.
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Old 11-22-2021, 09:37 AM
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I bought a can of West Systems graphite powder. Great for coloring and maybe a little added strength. Very handy when doing to wind screen glass. Doesn't take much to color the epoxy.
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Old 11-22-2021, 09:44 AM
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I bought a coloring kit designed for gel coat from a marine supplier.
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Old 11-22-2021, 03:18 PM
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I bought a can of West Systems graphite powder. Great for coloring and maybe a little added strength. Very handy when doing to wind screen glass. Doesn't take much to color the epoxy.
I thought graphite was not good around airplanes? Something about corrosion?
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