West System Six10® Thickened Epoxy Adhesive

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Six10® Thickened Epoxy Adhesive combines the strength, reliability, and excellent physical properties of a two-part WEST SYSTEM® Epoxy with point-and-shoot convenience. The self-metering coaxial cartridge dispenses a gap-filling structural epoxy that bonds tenaciously to wood, metals, fiberglass, and concrete. The tube comes with a static mixer that lets you lay down a bead of thickened epoxy with any standard caulking gun.

Product Specifications:

  • Working Time | 42 Minutes
  • Full Cure | 1-4 days @ 72°F
  • Color | Transparent Straw Yellow

WEST SYSTEM® Six10® Thickened Epoxy Adhesive is packaged in a specially designed, self-metering cartridge. This innovative container provides many useful features:

  • It separates the resin and hardener for long-term storage
  • It accurately meters the proper 2:1 resin/hardener ratio
  • It dispenses the amount desired
  • It fits into a standard caulking gun (not to be used with a pneumatic caulking gun)

The cartridge works by utilizing the movement of the piston to dispense the resin and hardener from separate chambers simultaneously. The molded chambers and passageways accurately control the ratio and prevent the resin and hardener from contacting each other until they are outside the cartridge.  

Experienced WEST SYSTEM users are familiar with the handling characteristics of 105 Epoxy Resin®-based epoxy thickened with 406 Colloidal Silica Filler that allows it to be non-sagging, yet trowel easily. Six10 Adhesive provides the same handling properties right out of the cartridge but achieves it with shear thinning, a property that allows the viscosity of the adhesive to become lower when a shear force is applied. A shear force is applied when the epoxy is mixed or spread out over a surface, which causes the viscosity of the Six10 to become lower resulting in a “thinner” consistency. When you are done applying or mixing Six10 and it is no longer being worked, or “sheared,” it will start to increase in viscosity and develop a thicker consistency. This shear-thinning property enables Six10 to be easily dispensed out of the coaxial cartridge and through the static mixer and then tooled smoothly into a fillet that won’t sag during the cure cycle. The shear-thinning property also enables Six10 to be used for wetting out light to moderate weight reinforcing fabrics such as fiberglass and carbon fiber. This feature makes the product convenient for performing small fiberglass boat repairs. If you use a stiff plastic spreader, Six10 can wet out any fiberglass fabric lighter than 12 oz per square yard as a result of its shear thinning characteristics.

Six10 is a two-part thickened epoxy adhesive in a convenient, self-metering cartridge. For permanent, waterproof, structural gap filling and gluing. Bonds to wood, fiberglass, metals, and masonry. With the 600 Static Mixer (included) you can dispense fully mixed adhesive right where you need it using a standard caulking gun. Trim the mixer tip to suit your job. A 1/4" diameter tip opening will dispense a bead of adhesive about 15 linear feet. A 1/8″ diameter tip opening will give you a bead of adhesive about 75 linear feet. Working time is 42 minutes at 72ºF. Six10 cures to a solid in 5-6 hours and takes loads in 24 hours.

  • The nose plug covers the two separate ports that emit resin and hardener and prevents leakage and contamination. Remove the plug before use and replace it afterward. As resin is emitted from one side and hardener from the other, the plug will get a residue of resin and hardener on it. For best results, clean the tip before replacing the plug. Try using a stir stick, paper board or poster board with a slot cut into it. Use this to swipe over the divider.
  • When you replace the plug be sure it is oriented the way it was when it was first removed, otherwise resin and hardener on the plug will contaminate the opposite side of the port and cure. To prevent this, before you use the product remove the retaining nut and put one magic marker dot on one side of the removable plug and a corresponding dot on the same side of the cartridge. When replacing the plug, you’ll always be able to orient it properly.
  • Replace the plug, align the dots as described earlier, then replace the threaded cap. The tube will be ready for use next time you need it. Always replace the retaining nut, as hydraulic pressure may force the plug out.
  • Store cartridges of Six10 Thickened Epoxy Adhesive away from sunlight in a cool, dry place. But don’t refrigerate them. On a boat, store the tubes in a plastic zip-lock bag so they stay dry. When properly stored, Six10 will remain useable for years. From Epoxyworks Issue 27.

The WEST SYSTEM 600 Static Mixer that comes with the Six10 epoxy cartridge blends the resin and hardener as it passes through the device. Often, you’ll apply some epoxy to your work surface and proceed with assembly. While you’re working, the adhesive in the mixer will eventually begin to cure. You should have about 42 minutes at 70°F before you need to dispense more epoxy.



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