West System G/5 Five-Minute Adhesive
- $ 30.32
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An easy-to-use, 2-part resin/hardener system for quick repairs, tooling, and general bonding. May be used in spot applications to hold parts in position while standard epoxy bonds cure. Not recommended for long-term bonds subject to high loads or moisture. This system is simple to use with its 1:1 mix ratio by volume and can be modified with West System Fillers (404 High Density or 410 Microlight).
Adhesive can be thickened with various powder fillers to bridge larger gaps in glue joints and create fast-setting sculpting putties. Add thickeners quickly while stirring the epoxy, so you have meaningful working time left to use the epoxy. Once thickened, G/5 can be used to fill missing sections in broken objects as they are being glued back together.
G/5 is designed to bond to:
- Wood fiber
- Variety of metals
- Some plastics
Working time: 3-5 minutes
Full cure: 4 hours @ 72°F
- (1) 4 oz. 865A Resin
- (1) 4 oz. 865B Hardener
- Mask off areas where you don’t want the epoxy to stick
- Roughen smooth mating surface if possible with sandpaper
- Apply mixed resin and hardener to both mating surfaces if possible
- Bring the mating surfaces together and hold them in place until G/5 hardens
- Use tape, rubber bands, spring clamps, or your hands to hold the parts in position until G/5 cures to a hard, rubber-like state. The joint is ready for light use at this point, but allow more time before seriously stressing the joint.
Repairing stripped screw holes
- Apply un-thickened G/5® adhesive to the hole to penetrate the area
- Thicken the remaining G/5 in your container with powdered fillers like 404 High-Density Filler
- Fill the hole with epoxy and wipe away any excess
- Alternatively, you can take bits of tissue paper and wet them with G/5 resin/hardener mixture and quickly force them into holes with a toothpick
- Trim any excess epoxy with a razor blade before it gets too hard
- Allow the epoxy to cure for ten minutes, then drill a pilot hole for the new screw and screw it into the still-flexible epoxy