Mailport: July 2011
West Systems vs. Raka
I just read in the June 2011 magazine that you are planning a test of epoxies. I am in the process of restoring a 1965 Pearson Commander 26-foot sailboat. I started using West Systems epoxy (www.westsystems.com) when I started this project and soon discovered that I am allergic to it. The inside of my arms broke out in a serious rash from using it.
I ended up switching to Raka Epoxies (www.raka.com), and the mix I use the most is the No. 127 resin with the No. 351 Non-blush hardener. So I am very curious how the Raka Epoxies compares in strength to the West Systems. Any chance you might include Raka in your testing?
Tampa Bay, Fla.
We'll be sure to add Raka to the growing list of epoxy products we'll be testing.
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