DIY Projects

Part two of our review of fairing compounds focused on fillers, resins, and activators from West System, System 3, Mas, and Interlux.

DIY Fairing and Filling

PS compares popular epoxies and fillers for the do-it-yourselfer.

Epoxy deserves its wonder resin status as a highly adhesive, water-resistant laminating resin. It is the secret sauce behind a shelf full of fillers, glues, and fairing compounds.

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