Product Information

PRODUCT TECH INFORMATION
The following short form descriptions of many of our products may help you in making proper choices of the materials needed for your project and their technical properties.

Epifanes Marine Paints and Varnishes

Epifanes Yacht Enamel
Absolutely the finest in single- component marine finish
42 colors available

The mirror-like gloss, color retention and intensity of this enamel surpasses the traditional. Its longevity, surface hardness and flexibility prove it is the ultimate enamel finish for wood, fiberglass, steel and aluminum. For interiors and exteriors above the waterline. Absolutely the best for traditional wood construction.

Application: Brush, roller, conventional air spray, H.V.L.P., airless.

Epifanes clear gloss Varinish

This is the World famous traditional high gloss spar varnish that yacht yards and restorers have used for decades. This product is manufactured using the highest quality tung oils, phenolic-modified alkyd resins and maximum U. V. absorbers producing a clear amber color and an ultra high gloss.

For long lasting protection of all marine or household woods. Interior and exterior wood above the waterline. Renowned for its high gloss retention and weather durability.

Application: Brush, roller, conventional air spray, H.V.L.P., airless.

EPIFANES WOOD FINISH GLOSS

One-component varnish alternative based on phenolic-modified alkyd resins and tung oil with microscopic porosity properties.
Ultra high gloss
Specifically formulated for oily woods like teak and iroco. For long lasting
protection of all marine or household woods. Interior and exterior wood above
the waterline.

Superior flow, gloss and durability. Excellent flexibility and water resistance in
all climatic conditions. High build capability. Offers excellent adhesion to oily
woods, especially teak. If recoated within 72 hours, does not require sanding.

Brush, roller, conventional air spray, H.V.L.P., airless.
Tack free – 2 hours Tape free – 24 hours
Dry – 24 hours Recoatable – 24 hours

EPIFANES WOOD FINISH MATTE
Exterior protection in a matte finish!

One-component varnish alternative based on urethane alkyd resins and tung oil.
Specifically formulated for oily woods like teak and iroco. For long lasting
protection of all marine or household woods. Interior and exterior wood above the waterline. Best used over a build-up of Epifanes Clear Gloss Varnish,
Rich matte finish. Hand rubbed appearance. Superior flow and durability. Good scratch and exterior weather resistance. Contains U.V. absorber.
If recoated within 72 hours, does not require sanding.

Brush, roller, conventional air spray, H.V.L.P., airless.
Tack free – 1 hour Tape free – 24 hours
Dry – 12 hours Recoatable – 12 hours
Always stir Woodfinish Matte prior to use.
Exterior protection in a matte finish!

EPIFANES NAUTIFORTE

This is a great one-component, non-yellowing finish paint providing very high gloss and minimal dirt retention. It is based on silicon reinforced modified alkyd resins. Finishing coat for wood, steel, aluminum and fiberglass with the appropriate primers. For exterior and interior use above the waterline.

Color: White, #24 Oyster, #25 Off white.

Application: Brush, roller, conventional spray, H.V.L.P., airless.

ADDITIONAL EPIFANES FINISHES ON CATALOG PAGE 2

These include the popular 1 part Monourethane and the 2 part Polyurethane.

Epifanes North America has imported a custom mixing machine for the 2 part polyurethane product line. In 2013 they will be bringing their first custom mixing machine for the single part Yacht Enamels and Monourethane paints. As with their 2 Part Polyurethane mixing machine, they will be able to produce at least 450 colors. Also, if presented with a good working sample of any color, they can make it.

 


MAS Products

LOW VISCOSITY EPOXY RESIN 2:1 Ratio

The MAS 2:1 Epoxy System is NO BLUSH, low viscosity, low odor, and easy to use. Great for beginners, loved by professionals, whether you’re building or repairing boats or anything else with fiberglass.

A combination of two resins, 1 thick, 1 thin and 3 non-blushing hardeners are all blendable at a 2:1 mix ratio to meet any shop conditions. Save time and work faster. No messy wash downs, no paint failures.

The Low-Viscosity Resin formula is thinner for better wet through of fiberglass, structural fabrics, sheathing, clear coating, saturation coating, sealing wood and vacuum bagging. Cures to form high strength solids at a wide range of temperatures. Excellent flow and self-leveling characteristics. Add fillers for fairing and filleting.


FLAG MEDIUM VISCOSITY EPOXY RESIN 2:1

We highly recommend this resin for general purpose gluing applications where wet-out of fiberglass is not a consideration, and for all your filleting and fairing needs.

F.L.A.G. Resin is a “medium” body resin specifically designed to perform as an adhesive and structural laminating foundation. The medium viscosity allows for the incorporation of fillers when fairing putties, gluing slurries and filleting systems are required. F.L.A.G. is more reactive than our Low Viscosity Resin when mixed with Medium Hardener. This keeps fillets and fairing from slumping. F.L.A.G Resin is next day sandable when cured at 60 degrees F. and higher with Medium Hardener. F.L.A.G Resin may be used with all MAS Hardeners, however, for filled applications we recommend our Medium Hardener.


FAST EPOXY RESIN HARDENER 2:1 Ratio

The low viscosity of Fast Hardener allows for quick wet-out of the heavy reinforcing fabrics often used in repair applications. MAS Non-Blushing Fast Hardener is a room temperature rapid hardener for use with MAS Epoxy Resins. Fast Hardener can also be used as an accelerator for the MAS Slow or Medium Hardeners when customized cure times are required. Appropriate applications for Fast include: bonding hardware, spot filling, and fairing. Additionally, the superior bonding strength of Fast formulas is ideal for high strength secondary bonding applications such as structural tabbing and repair of laminations. The rapid cure time of Fast allows overnight curing in low temperature conditions. We do not recommend mixing more than 5 oz. of formula unless rapid application techniques are incorporated. An induction time of 1-2 minutes is recommended prior to application of formula. Always maintain a 2:1 ratio of resin : hardener.


MEDIUM EPOXY RESIN HARDENER 2:1 Ratio

MAS Medium Hardener is a polyamine blend intended for moderate reactivity and resistance to amine blushing. Moderate pot life, gel, and thin film set times provide advantages when filleting and fairing. MAS Epoxy/Medium mixed with thickeners, gels and sets quickly enough to avoid draining and sagging, while still allowing ample flow time for controlled application periods. We recommend this hardener when “overnight” sandibility is more important than continuous laminating and open time (as provided by MAS Slow Hardener) MAS Medium will also provide a beautifully smooth void free finish, with great resistance to milking out during application and fogging in critical clear coating applications. MAS Medium’s cure speed may be adjusted by the addition of MAS Fast or MAS Slow hardeners. The 2:1 mix ratio of resin : hardener should be maintained, regardless of hardener blend.


SLOW EPOXY RESIN HARDENER 2:1 RATIO
MAS Slow Hardener is a highly-regarded epoxy resin hardener that’s phenol-free with modified amines. When used in conjunction with MAS Epoxy Resin it provides high reactivity and an extended gel time which allows for controlled and extended application periods. Special features exhibited by this product include blush free surfaces, good ultraviolet stability, smooth finishes in cured films, excellent osmotic resistance, and the ability to cure under high humidity. MAS Slow Hardener is intended for use with MAS Epoxy Resin and can be applied in a diverse range of conditions where increased working time is required. We highly recommend formulations of MAS Slow Hardener when large surfaces are to be coated or laminated. Slow formulation cure blush free and eliminate the need for time consuming wash downs during on-going laminations or repetitive build coats. The low viscosity of MAS Slow Hardener (200-250 poise) when mixed with MAS resin is ideal for fast wet-out of reinforcing fabrics.

MAS Fast Hardener may be added to the MAS Slow Hardener to speed up curing, however, blends exceeding 30% of MAS Fast Hardener may compromise the non-blushing characteristics of the MAS Slow Hardener. The 2:1 mix ratio, resin:hardener should be maintained, no matter what hardener or blend of hardeners are.


Lo – Tox Hardener

Low-Tox Hardener is an alternative hardener for those already sensitized to poly-amine type hardener. In its un-accelerated state Low-Tox is extremely user friendly and provides long open times with outstanding physical properties when used in conjunction with MAS Low Viscosity Epoxy Resins.


RAPID CURE EPOXY KITS

Our ONLY 1:1 ratio epoxy adhesive — This stuff is FAST!!

It’s great for quick repairs and bonding. Mix small amounts – no more than 1/2 oz. of each of the resin and hardener at a time. You’ll have 1-2 minutes to use it, and 5-10 minutes to set it. You can sand in 1 hour, and full cure is in 4-6 hours.

Be Careful – this is FAST, PERMANENT, and WATERPROOF. The MINI, 8 oz. and 16 oz. kits are great for keeping on board or at home in the tool kit. Useful for quick kayak and canoe – or home – repairs. Permanent and waterproof repair when you’re on the move and need it done right.

PREPARATION IS IMPORTANT WHEN USING THIS PRODUCT.

HAVE THE OBJECTS TO BE BONDED OR REPAIRED ASSEMBLED AND READY BEFORE YOU BEGIN TO MIX. ONCE THE HARDENER IS ADDED TO RESIN, YOU HAVE 1-2 MINUTES BEFORE THIS STARTS TO “KICK” AND IT GETS HARD WITHIN MINUTES.

Physical properties are subject to change based on formula updates. Please contact factory for more information.

Waterproof – not just water resistant!

Mix Ratio: 1:1 Resin to Hardener
Pot Life: 1-2 minutes at 77°F or faster
Work Time: 1-5 minutes
Sandable: 1-2 hours
Full Cure – 4-6 hours
Tensile Strength – 5700 psi


SMITH and CO. (Epoxy Products)

CPES™ (Clear Penetrating Epoxy Sealer)

THIS PRODUCT IS AMAZING ! ! It is “Hands Down” the premier product for treating and consolidating deteriorated or rotted wood. NO other product even comes close to the ability of CPESto penetrate and saturate wood with a premium wood based epoxy resin. It can also be used as a primer coating for paints, varnishes and polyurethanes, and as a wood stabilizer to prevent fracturing while turning or carving. Mix this product 50:50. It is easily injected into very small cavities, drilled holes and porous wood. On new wood material, use this product to completely seal plywood, dimension lumber and fabricated wood framing in boats, outdoor structures, window sills, thresholds etc.. Comes in 2 pt., 2qt. and 2gal. kits

Oak and Teak Epoxy Glue

Oak and Teak Epoxy Glue will glue all oily hardwoods. This two part (1 to1) adhesive is the answer for all wooden multi-layer glued assemblies. It wets out oily wood and dissolves those oils, because it is made largely from natural wood resins. With a 60 to 90 minute working time, you have plenty of assembly time. Overnight initial cure allows you th keep moving the next morning. Can be used down to 28 deg. although the final cure will be several days. This product provides clear blush free glue lines and a tough, flexible bond even on dissimilar materials.
Available in 2 qt. kit, 2 pt. kit, and 1 oz. twin-tube dispenser.

TROPICAL HARDWOOD EPOXY ADHESIVE™

Use this product for gluing or laminating any wood, but especially tropical and oily hardwoods. The bond strength of this product exceeds the sheer strength of the wood. It remains flexible when cured and useful when wood will experience flexing or swings in temperature. Guitar builders use this adhesive for bonding many of the exotic woods used in their craft. Also used extensively as the proper adhesive for teak constructions.
FILL – IT™ Epoxy Filler

Use this high strength, light weight filler when restoring areas of rotted wood back to their original shape or size after treating with CPES TM . It shapes and sands easily. Available in
12 oz. 2 part kit, 2 pint kit, 1 gal. 2 part kit. Mix ratio is 50:50.