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Epoxy

Discussion in 'Canadian Suppliers' started by snailgixxer, Dec 2, 2015.

  1. snailgixxer

    snailgixxer Golf season is here:)!!!!

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    I'm looking for epoxy. Either, Acraglass or GFlex. I have found some online, but crazy shipping prices. Im away for work for another week or so, but I'm going to have a few days to work on knives before flying back east for Xmas holidays. I have been using Canadian tire brand marine epoxy, but it's not cutting it. Anyone got any ideas? I don't mind ordering online, just 25$ shipping is a bit steep.
     
  2. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    I got the 8 oz G/flex from Boat Craft in Edmonton. http://boatcraft.com
    You can give them a ring and see if they can get it up to you with reasonable postage. It was $27.

    Dan
     
  3. Roman

    Roman Best Leatherwork Best Build

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    I use G2 epoxy from Lee Valley Tools. Pretty happy with it.
     
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  4. BigUglyMan

    BigUglyMan Active Member

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    This, right here. I've had great results with it too.
     
  5. snailgixxer

    snailgixxer Golf season is here:)!!!!

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    Yeah I ordered some G2. See how it works anyways. Is it clear?
     
  6. Roman

    Roman Best Leatherwork Best Build

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    It is a bit yellow but transparent.
     
  7. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    G/flex is honey coloured.

    The only epoxy I've used that is without any noticeable tint is Permatex 84107, described as "crystal clear."
    Datasheet here: http://www.permatex.com/documents/TDS/automotive/84107.pdf
    But there are certainly others out there.

    My main concern with an epoxy is its strength and waterproof-ness.
    A lot of epoxies are "water resistant" but "should not be submerged" (re: Gorilla) in water and that's not ideal for a kitchen knife.
    Hence my preference for marine grade epoxies. I like to think of the epoxy as a sealant rather than an adhesive. Keeping water out is job #1.

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