SP 106 is a simple to use, all-purpose epoxy which can be used for gluing, coating, laminating and filling. With its range of hardeners, and easy 5:1 mix ratio by volume, SP 106 provides a quick and convenient way of using one epoxy system for a very wide range of tasks. SP 106 has been established for over 20 years as the primary epoxy system for the manufacture and repair of wooden boats, and it is now widely used in many other woodworking applications from cabinet making to the manufacture of large wooden moulds. With its Extra Slow Hardener SP 106 can be used for jobs requiring a long working time, or in ‘tropical’ conditions of high ambient temperatures.
In its unmodified form, SP 106 can be used as a coating for wood and other substrates, or for laminating lightweight glassfibre fabrics such as those used for reinforcing joints. When used for clear coating, cured SP 106 should be over coated with a UV-resistant varnish such as Ultravar 2000.
By using the SP range of filler powders, an SP 106 resin and hardener mix can be turned into a very effective adhesive or filling compound. Details of this filler range, and how to use them, are contained in a separate information sheet (Filler Guide) and typical filling and fairing mixes (resin / hardener / filler) are shown in this data sheet.
|SP 106 (20°C) ||Slow Hardener ||Fast Hardener |
|Mix Ratio By Volume ||5:1 ||5:1 |
|Pot Life ||19 mins ||15 mins |
|Gel Time ||31 mins ||17 mins |
|Working Time ||2 hrs 20 mins ||1 hr 5 mins |
|Tack Off Time ||3 hrs 50 mins ||1 hr 30 mins |
|Latest Overcoating Time ||5 hr 20 mins ||2 hrs 15 mins |
|Clamp Time ||5 hrs ||3 hrs 15 mins |
|Coating Sand Time ||19 hrs ||15 hrs |
Resins and hardeners use universal containers for various kit sizes and are supplied by weight, while the supplied containers may not be full, they will contain the correct amount of both resin and hardener according to the listing. At point of packaging and dispatch lids may be taped to prevent damage or spillage during transportation.