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Epoxy/FIller/Additive – West System – Pigment

West System – Pigment
Epoxy-based liquid colourants used to tint the epoxy mixture to provide an even colour base for the final finish system. The coloured surfaces also tend to highlight flaws and imperfections. Cured, pigmented epoxy surfaces are not a final finish surface, but require an additional paint or UV filter coating for ultraviolet protection.

Colour: Black, White, Grey

Good to know

  • Used to tint the epoxy mixture to provide an even colour base for the final finish
  • Blend it with 105 resin
  • Coloured surfaces also tend to highlight flaws and imperfections
  • Cured, pigmented epoxy surfaces are not a final finish surface

MFG#; C501-8, C502-8, C503-8

Alternative Part Numbers: 655-5018, 655-50128, 655-5038
8960650 – C501-8 White Pigment 4 fl oz
8960652 – C503-8 Grey Pigment 4 fl oz
655-5028 – C502-8 Black Pigment 4 oz.

 

 

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West Systems - Pigment

Adding white pigment to WEST SYSTEM Epoxy

Adding a coloring agent to WEST SYSTEM® Epoxy is frequently done to make colored castings, highlight an epoxy-coated surface, act as a colored base coat for paint, etc. Most powdered pigments are satisfactory, as are acrylic paste pigments and universal tinting pigment.

Adding pigment to epoxy should, like everything in life, be done in moderation. Without exception, adding pigment to WEST SYSTEM Epoxy will weaken the cured mixture to some degree. Because of this, we suggest you use very small amounts of pigment, about 5% by weight. As a result, thin films of colored epoxy are somewhat transparent. It usually requires several coats to make the film opaque.

WEST SYSTEM pigments are available in three colors, white, black and gray. We suspend the pigments in an epoxy resin base which allows them to blend thoroughly into the epoxy to make very uniform colors. Because the pigment has an epoxy resin base, it is important not to add more than the recommended amount. Adding an excessive amount of pigment to the epoxy could alter the resin/hardener ratio, compromising cured epoxy performance.

If you need to make a tinted epoxy putty for filling defects, mix WEST SYSTEM epoxy with 406 Colloidal Silica Filler to make the putty. The addition of 406 to the epoxy results in an easily colored, smooth, off-white paste that can be tinted with one of the pigments.

Epoxy, tinted or clear, does not have good UV light resistance. An epoxy coating exposed to UV will yellow, become opaque, and eventually flake off. This process takes a while and if the object you are coating has limited exposure to sunlight, a colored epoxy coating will hold up for years.—From “Adding Pigments to WEST SYSTEM Epoxy” by Brian Knight, Epoxyworks #8

Adding 502 Black Pigment to Epoxy

Adding a coloring agent to WEST SYSTEM® Epoxy is frequently done to make colored castings, highlight an epoxy-coated surface, act as a colored base coat for paint, etc. Most powdered pigments are satisfactory, as are acrylic paste pigments and universal tinting pigment.

Adding pigment to epoxy should, like everything in life, be done in moderation. Without exception, adding pigment to WEST SYSTEM Epoxy will weaken the cured mixture to some degree. Because of this, we suggest you use very small amounts of pigment, about 5% by weight. As a result, thin films of colored epoxy are somewhat transparent. It usually requires several coats to make the film opaque.

WEST SYSTEM pigments are available in three colors, white, black and gray. We suspend the pigments in an epoxy resin base which allows them to blend thoroughly into the epoxy to make very uniform colors. Because the pigment has an epoxy resin base, it is important not to add more than the recommended amount. Adding an excessive amount of pigment to the epoxy could alter the resin/hardener ratio, compromising cured epoxy performance.

If you need to make a tinted epoxy putty for filling defects, mix WEST SYSTEM epoxy with 406 Colloidal Silica Filler to make the putty. The addition of 406 to the epoxy results in an easily colored, smooth, off-white paste that can be tinted with one of the pigments.

Epoxy, tinted or clear, does not have good UV light resistance. An epoxy coating exposed to UV will yellow, become opaque, and eventually flake off. This process takes a while and if the object you are coating has limited exposure to sunlight, a colored epoxy coating will hold up for years.—From “Adding Pigments to WEST SYSTEM Epoxy” by Brian Knight, Epoxyworks #8

Adding 503 Gray Pigment to Epoxy

Adding a coloring agent to WEST SYSTEM® Epoxy is frequently done to make colored castings, highlight an epoxy-coated surface, act as a colored base coat for paint, etc. Most powdered pigments are satisfactory, as are acrylic paste pigments and universal tinting pigment.

Adding pigment to epoxy should, like everything in life, be done in moderation. Without exception, adding pigment to WEST SYSTEM Epoxy will weaken the cured mixture to some degree. Because of this, we suggest you use very small amounts of pigment, about 5% by weight. As a result, thin films of colored epoxy are somewhat transparent. It usually requires several coats to make the film opaque.

WEST SYSTEM pigments are available in three colors, white, black and gray. We suspend the pigments in an epoxy resin base which allows them to blend thoroughly into the epoxy to make very uniform colors. Because the pigment has an epoxy resin base, it is important not to add more than the recommended amount. Adding an excessive amount of pigment to the epoxy could alter the resin/hardener ratio, compromising cured epoxy performance.

If you need to make a tinted epoxy putty for filling defects, mix WEST SYSTEM epoxy with 406 Colloidal Silica Filler to make the putty. The addition of 406 to the epoxy results in an easily colored, smooth, off-white paste that can be tinted with one of the pigments.

Epoxy, tinted or clear, does not have good UV light resistance. An epoxy coating exposed to UV will yellow, become opaque, and eventually flake off. This process takes a while and if the object you are coating has limited exposure to sunlight, a colored epoxy coating will hold up for years.—From “Adding Pigments to WEST SYSTEM Epoxy” by Brian Knight, Epoxyworks #8

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