Epoxy resin vs. polyester resin
Epoxy resin is odourless and can therefore also be used indoors. Epoxy resin adheres well to wood, metal and many other surfaces and has a high strength. In contrast to polyester resin, epoxy resin can also be applied at relatively low temperatures and indoors.
When applying epoxy resin, the exact hardener to resin ratio must be meticulously observed! Our SVB experts recommend using a scale or syringe to ensure this. Curing speed depends on the epoxy resin mixture. You can use epoxy with filling agents to make putty for boat repairs. Fillers for epoxy include micro-light filler and micro-fibre filler. Epoxy resin should not be used with glass fibre mats, but together with glass fibre or glass filament fabrics, carbon fibre and carbon fabrics and Kevlar. Never use gelcoat on epoxy resin, as the hull will not harden. Epoxy thinner can be used as an "epoxy resin remover" to clean used tools. These are available from several manufacturers in our online shop.
In the SVB online shop you can buy epoxy resin at low prices and learn important information about boat repair with resin in our epoxy guide. Buy resin and start your boat repair!