Epoxy for bedding diesel fuel fittings ?

Discussion in 'Materials' started by pescaloco, Jan 15, 2017.

  1. pescaloco
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    pescaloco Senior Member

    Hey guys

    Can you recommend an epoxy for bedding stainless steel fuel tank fittings in a composite fuel tank.

    Thank you
     
  2. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    West System has been successful at bonding metal with their epoxy. Another brand that should work is Loctite; the Hysol epoxy.
     
  3. pauloman
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    pauloman Epoxy Vendor

    certainly lean toward an epoxy adduct and or a cycloaliphatic epoxy for your fuel tank. Or use a thickened epoxy but make sure thickener is something like kevlar which is very inert.
     
  4. PAR
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    PAR Yacht Designer/Builder

    I'd agree in the "epoxy+" approuch and Paul has a Kevlar filler, epoxy formulation (Wet/Dry 700) that works very well. I've used it, tested it and it's surprisingly tough, yet still retains enough elasticity modulus to work well in a laminate, as well as a stand alone. It cures immersed too . . . Bring a stiff putty knife, as this stuff is heavy bodied goo.
     
  5. pescaloco
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    pescaloco Senior Member

    Thanks for the input guys

    I will contact Paul
     

  6. pauloman
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    pauloman Epoxy Vendor

    thanks PAR - you can read about the wet dry 700 kevlar epoxy paste on a "favorites" web page I put up recently - epoxyproducts.com/favorites4u.html - Actually I liked using it on electrical connections on my old sailboat - smear over the twisted wires and a forever fix (why are the wires to bilge pumps always so short that they never make it out of the flood prone bilge?????)

    paul oman progressive epoxy polymers
     
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