Mini-masterclasses in using WEST SYSTEM® epoxy at this year’s Southampton Boat Show

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Wessex Resins will be running daily product demonstrations over the course of Southampton International Boat Show (12:00 & 14:30 each day at stand J401, 16-25 September 2022).

The mini-masterclasses will share the team’s specialist knowledge in getting the best out of the WEST SYSTEM range, how to use it, and what to use it for.

Mini-masterclasses will take place at 12:00 & 14:30 each day at stand J401 (southeast corner of Ocean Hall). There is no need to pre-book, and the masterclasses are free. Audience members need to arrive five minutes in advance to secure a spot.

Mini Pack Demo 12:00 daily 

Learn about two step bonding, filleting, sheathing, peel ply and more. These are simple techniques to make the most of repairs and restoration.

Specialist Epoxy Demo 14:30 daily

Find out all about WEST SYSTEM specialist epoxy products such as G5, Six10, G/flex, 650 epoxies and others. These products work brilliantly on glass fibre hulls and provide excellent solutions for bumps and scrapes and more.

The latter session will also include advice on using WEST SYSTEM G/flex 655 which is a toughened epoxy that makes permanent, waterproof, structural bonds (and now comes in an easy-to-use ready-filled twin syringe).

The team also welcomes any questions on using PRO-SET® epoxies for composite work and its Bio-Based ENTROPY RESINS®.

David Johnson of Wessex Resins showing how WEST SYSTEM products work

Further to the mini-masterclasses, David Johnson (sales manager for Wessex Resins) will also be appearing on the Foredeck Stage, speaking about WEST SYSTEM’s GRP repair kit.  On Sunday 18th (12:00) he’ll be exploring WEST SYSTEM epoxies for GRP boat maintenance and on Saturday 24th (17:00) he’ll be talking about WEST SYSTEM epoxies for GRP system boat maintenance.

WEST SYSTEM products are used extensively by the boat building – and sailing – community. Wessex Resins has been manufacturing the epoxy, and offering support about its uses, for thirty years.”We really enjoy meeting people at shows like Southampton International Boat Show,” says Ian Oliver, MD Wessex Resins. “Whether they are ‘old hands’ already using WEST SYSTEM products to repair or rejuvenate their boats, or new to epoxy and needing some specific advice about all the ways in which it can be utilized. It fills me with pride that the WEST SYSTEM product range we manufacture in Romsey is used across the whole of the industry.”