West System - Hardener - Extra Slow
Made in the USA
West System Hardener
209 Extra Slow Hardener is formulated for use with WEST SYSTEM Brand 105 Resin for general coating and bonding applications in extremely warm and/or humid conditions or when extended working time is desired at room temperature. Provides approximately twice the working time of 206 Slow Hardener. Forms a clear, amber-colored solid with good physical properties and moisture resistance for bonding and coating applications. Not intended for clear coating.
Pot life at 72°F (22°C): 40 to 50 minutes
Pot life at 95°F (35°C): 15 to 20 minutes
Cure to a solid state at 72°F (22°C): 20 to 24 hours
Cure to a solid state at 95°F (35°C): 6 to 8 hours
Cure to maximum strength at 72°F: 4 to 9 days
Minimum recommended temperature: 70°F (21°C)
Store at room temperature. Keep containers closed to prevent contamination. With proper storage, resin and hardeners should remain usable for many years. Over time, 105 Resin will thicken slightly and will therefore require extra care when mixing. Repeated freeze/thaw cycles during storage may cause crystallization of 105 Resin. Warm resin to 125°F and stir to dissolve crystals.
Hardeners may darken with age, but physical properties are not affected by color. After a long storage, verify the metering accuracy of the pumps and mix a small test batch to assure proper curing.
Tip: West System is a 2 part epoxy system that is measured by volume or weight. The volumes are NOT 50-50. We suggest you also purchase the set of 3 mini-pumps that will dispense the resin and hardener in the correct proportions. The upside to the pumps are they are very easy to use, the downside is they tend to dispense just a little more than you need. If you want to use small amounts, measure by volume using the weight ratio's listed on the containers.
Tip: Most epoxies can easily be colored by adding a drop or two of clothes dye. Start with just a drop or two. It doesn't take much.
Tip: Leave the mixing cup on the bench to cure right along with your knife. When checking the cure, check the mixing cup instead of the knife in case it hasn't set up yet. If you have a large cup full sitting to cure, be careful of heat this generates when curing. I have had a cup of this epoxy get so hot it scorched my plywood workbench top.