Weicon Plastic Metal UW is a special grade of epoxy repair compound that will harden and cure on damp or wet surfaces and even under water. This makes this steel-filled epoxy paste an outstanding option for repairs to underwater piping, components or systems.
Weicon Plastic Metal UW is manufactured from mineral filled epoxy resin and can be applied in layers up to 12 mm thick. In around 4 hours will cure to the point where it can handle mechanical loads while full cure will take about 16 hours.
Because of its ability to bond, cure and perform in wet or damp environments, this grade is often used in the marine and irrigation sectors. Known applications for Weicon Plastic Metal UW include:
- Repairs to underwater or partially submerged pipes
- Fixes to submerged pumps and equipment
- Repairs to damn wall, ship exteriors
- All applications where other compounds can’t be used due to moisture or wetness
Once completely cured, Weicon Plastic Metal UW will be white in colour and set hard. Tests conducted in accordance with DIN 53281-83 requirements found that fully cured Plastic Metal UW had a hardness of 70 Shore D, a compressive strength of 60 MPa and a mean tensile strength of 30 MPa.
Weicon Plastic Metal UW is available in two different size kits from AG: 0.5kg and 2kg. Both sizes contain the correct proportions of resin and activator as well as a pair of disposable gloves, instructions and a plastic mixing and application spatula.
To make mixing simple and easy, extra space has been left in the resin container so that the activator can be added and mixed.
For more information on the best methods of surface preparation, processing guidelines or application suitability please don’t hesitate to contact your local Associated Gaskets branch. More information is also available in the attached brochure with details on the entire Weicon range of Plastic Metal Repair Compounds available from AG.
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