Thickened G/flex® Epoxy Adhesive, 4.5 oz. tubes of resin and hardener. It forms a tough bond on many different materials. Waterproof, flexible, permanent.
You get 4.5 oz. each of thickened G/flex 655 resin and hardener. Mixing ratio is 1:1. These are the same tubes of resin and hardener that come in the G/flex 655-K Kit.
Mixed G/flex 655 is of a "gel-toothpaste" consistency. It's still very spreadable, but stays put where it is applied.
G/flex is a product of West System, a division of Gougeon Brother's, Inc. The Gougeon brothers have been using epoxy resins in boat building and repair for some 50 years.
It makes structural bonds that can absorb the stresses of expansion, contraction, shock and vibration.
In addition to its superior bonding to many different materials and its ability to bond dissimilar materials, cured G/flex is much more flexible than other epoxies. This is an excellent property for boat building and repair.
Polyethylene (HDPE) is a common kayak and canoe material. Its molecular structure resists gluing by most adhesives. G/flex solves the problem; it bonds well to polyethylene and ABS plastics.
After mixing, at 72 degrees F, you have about 45 minutes to apply the mixture before it begins to gel.
You have up to 75 minutes to assemble and clamp parts after the adhesive is applied. It cures to a solid in 3-4 hours, to a workable cure in 7-10 hours, and cures to its full strength in one to two days. It cures faster in warmer temperatures and slower in colder ones.
Clean up is simple. Wipe up spills with absorbent materials. Clean residue before it cures, with alcohol or acetone.
G/flex adheres tenaciously to difficult-to-glue hardwoods, both tropical and domestic varieties.
It has the ability to glue damp woods. It can be used on wet surfaces, even underwater when applied with specific techniques.
G/flex does indeed belong in every boater's repair kit. The more you use it, the more uses you'll find for it - with your boating gear and other sporting and household items. It's easy to mix and use. The instructions are top notch; check them out in the More Information section on this page.