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FLEX-EAse FLEXIBLE EPOXY System
PRODUCT DATA SHEET

MANUFACTURER

Advanced Repair Technology
PO Box 510
Cherry Valley, New York 13320
(607) 264-9040

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Flex-Ease is a two component amine-based repair material designed
specifically for strength and flexibility. Engineered to move with the natural expansion and contraction of various natural and synthetic materials, Flex- Ease offers outstanding long-term performance. Excellent modeling and tooling properties make Flex-Ease the ideal choice fort he professional or casual user. Basic Uses Flex-Ease can be used on both vertical and horizontal surfaces, above or below the water line. Common applications include fillet bonding, keel to hull repair, large or small gouge filling, bonding of dissimilar materials. Flex-Ease is suitable for bonding and filling fiberglass, metal, and composite materials.

APPLICATION LIMITATIONS

(A) Do not apply over damp or contaminated/decayed surfaces.

(B) Designed to be used in concert with Prime-A-Trate Flexible Cell bonding primer as wetting agent

(C) Not designed for wetting fiberglass cloth.

COLOR

Controlled mixing system turns amber after proper blending. Staining can be achieved by adding dry pigment during the mixing process. Gel stain scan be used after curing. Packaging Flex-Ease is available in 450ml dual cartridge dispensing system using a heavy or Iight duty dispensing gun. 150ml single cartridge fits into a standard caulk gun and dispenses both A &B components. Both dispensing systems are resealable

Mixing

A disposable static mixing nozzle blends the resin and hardener
automatically and thoroughly to facilitate proper dispensing. The automatic proportioning in the mixing nozzle assures precise, consistent formulation. Material can also be dispensed on to a flat surface and mixed by hand using a putty knife.

TECHNICAL DATA

Refer to table below for typical properties*
* For information only. Not for specification purposes.



Performance Properties                    Results           Test Method

 

Mix Ratio, by volume                       2 to 1
Mixed Viscosity, cps                        Paste
Tensile Strength, psi                         7,500            ASTM D-638
Flexural Strength, psi                        16,500          ASTM D-790
Compression Strength, psi                4,000          ASTM D-695
Elongation, %                                  6.0
Hardness, Shore D                          7 5
Coefficient of Thermal Exp., in/in        60 x 106     ASTM D-1674
Linear Shrinkage, %                         <1%            ASTM D-2566
Peel Strength, pi                              30               ASTM D-1876
Moisture Absorption %                     10                 ASTM D-570
Pot Life, Minutes, 200 gm                 20-30
Specific Gravity, g/cc                        1,02            ASTM D-1475
VOC Content, lb/gl                          0
Chemical/Fuel Resistance                Excellent
Cure Schedule                                Room Temp
                                                     for 24 hours

 

 



 

 

WORKING TEMPERATURES

45 to 95 degrees Fahrenheit. Avoid working in direct sun light. Curing time will be extended in temperatures below 45 degrees. (See graph below.)

 

TOOLING

The unique modeling characteristics of Flex-Tec HV allows for both vertical and horizontal applications without the requirement for “dams” or molds to contain the material while curing. In most cases, a simple putty knife can properly position the material to desired shape. After mixing, Flex-Tec HV has an open time of 20 to 30 minutes. After a curing time of 16 hours, Flex-Tec HV can be sanded, chiseled or drilled. Shrinkage during curing is less than 1%.

SAFETY AND HANDLING

Flex-Tec HV contains no VOCs. Avoid direct contact with skin. Do not take internally. Consult Material Safety Data Sheets for complete information.

CLEANING

Immediately remove all excess material from adjacent areas. Properly mask all adjacent porous surfaces to avoid penetration. For skin contact, wash with soap and water, household vinegar or citrus oil.

SHELF LIFE

3 years when stored in unopened, original container.
2 years once opened. Store in cool, dry area.


AVAILABILITY AND COST

All Products and services are available throughout the United States via UPS shipments from the home office or by contacting your local retailer.

WARRANTY

All recommendations, statements and technical data contained herein are based an tests we believe to be reliable and correct, but accuracy and completeness of said tests are not guaranteed and are not to be construed as a warranty, either expressed or implied. User shall rely on his own information and tests to determine suitability of the product for intended use, and user assumes all risk and liability resulting from the use of the product. Manufacturer and it’s representatives sole responsibility shall be to replace that portion of the product of the manufacturer which proves to be defective. Manufacturer shall not be liable to the buyer or any third party for injury, loss, or damage directly or indirectly resulting from the use of, or inability to use the product. Recommendations or statements other than those contained in a written agreement signed by an officer of the manufacturer shall not be binding upon the manufacturer.

AGE CURING PROPERTIES

Flex-Ease is formulated with age curing inhibitors. ACI’S block continued
cross-linking common in flexible epoxy systems. ACI’S prohibit Flex- Ease
from becoming brittle over time, protecting the property of flexural
strength (ASTM-D-790)

 

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