Acrylic Modified Polyester Resin

$77.75

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  • Laminating viscosity (450 cPs)

  • Excellent air release and fiber wet-out

  • Best UV weatherability in the surf industry

  • Clean, bright whites on foam.

  • Shape it in the a.m., Surf it in the afternoon!

  • NOT FOR E.P.S. FOAM

  • 97% less VOCs than conventional resin

  • EXCELLENT IMPACT RESISTANCE

  • BEST COSMETIC FINISH

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Solarez 71606 is an acrylic modified polyester resin with SUPERIOR weatherability and impact resistance. It is still “Dual-Cure”, i.e. it can be cured in a few minutes by sunlight or artificial UV lamps and/or can be cured by the addition of MEKP catalyst. The acrylic modification makes this resin slightly more flexible, giving your board that “green” feel for a much longer time. It also greatly enhances impact resistance, making your board less vulnerable to dings and it’s superior resistance to yellowing will make your board look newer for longer, increasing its resale value. Solarez 71606 is also still “Low V.O.C.” which your nose and neighbors will appreciate too.

WARNING: DO NOT USE ON EPS
Available in Gallon sizes only

Low-VOC Clear “dual-cure” Acrylic-Modified Polyester Resin

Cures by either UV-light or by the addition of MEKP catalyst, or both. Clear, UV-stable, and can cure to a bone-dry surface if you allow it. But here is also what you can do:

  • You can remove it from UV light, go have a lunch, a phone call, a surf and then come back to resume where you left off. The resin cures when you command it.

  • You can cure to B-Stage (when the resin gets firm but not hard) and then remove it from UV lights so you can make clean razor trims on laps, fin boxes or leash plugs. Then, when you are ready, expose it again to UV light and finish curing.

  • You can cure to an advanced B-stage and use a surfer or coarse grit sandpaper to plow through thick areas of resin for fairing or shaping sculptures. Then when you’re satisfied with your work, re-expose to UUV light

  • In fin or fin plug installations, you can add MEKP (to cure at depths) set the fins or plugs in a few seconds with a UV flashlight.or sunlight and move on to your next project. You can flush sand the fin plugs in 3 minutes while the resin does below follows up MEKP curing.

Using Solarez® offers exceptional advantages over conventional curing resins; comparable in cost, faster production, safer for the environment!  Wahoo International (makers of Solarez) promoted UV-cure since 1986 and it was a tough nut to crack at the time – We were the first company to offer a UV cure resin – and a lot of disbelief!  Now, most of the world’s top surfboard manufacturers have come to realize that UV curing is the future in surfboard materials technology.

Solarez® UV Resin offers not only better performance and quality, but also massive increases in productivity and cost savings.

NEW, low odor, (low VOC) polyester resin will certainly be welcomed by garage laminators (and the neighbors). This resin has much less smell than regular polyester. There is no compromise in any of the physical characteristics.

Additional information

Weight 160 oz
Resin Type

Polyester

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Acrylic Modified Polyester Resin