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Clear Laminating Epoxy

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Clear, general use, laminating epoxy for composites, coating, and adhesive applications. Make Things Better™ on your next project with this Super Sap® Formulation.

29% Biobased Content

USDA BioPreferred Certified

Product Overview

CLR Clear Laminating Epoxy is our flagship, high-performance, clear-coating epoxy system. A Super Sap® Formulation, the CLR system is a water-clear, UV-stabilized epoxy system for laminations and coatings that require a low-color, low-yellowing epoxy such as high-colorwork applications. This system features a quick air-release and world-class UV resistance package. CLR works with multiple hardeners to match your working parameters. It has an ideal viscosity for a wide range of applications that use hand layup techniques with fast, room-temperature cures.

  • Excellent clarity
  • UV stability
  • Yellowing resistance
  • Long working time
  • Good for general laminating
  • Adhesive
  • Coating
  • Hand layup
  • Vacuum molding

Available in EXTRA FAST (CLX Extra Fast Hardener) FAST (CLF Fast Hardener) and SLOW (CLS Slow Hardener) cure speeds. Hardener speeds can be combined to customize working times.

Extra Fast Cure: 18 min pot life, 2 HR tack-free time.

Fast Cure: 21 min pot life, 4 HR tack-free time.

Slow Cure: 43 min pot life, 8 HR tack-free time.

Two-part epoxy resin kits are comprised of CLR Clear Laminating Epoxy Resin and CLF (FAST) or CLS (SLOW) Hardener.

For white substrate applications, we recommend our BRT Optically Brightened Laminating Epoxy.

Best Uses

  • Fiberglass Composites
  • Carbon Fiber Composites
  • Natural Fiber Composites
  • Clear Coatings
  • Fiberglass Boat Repair
  • Adhesives and Sealants
  • Surfboards, Stand Up Paddle Boards, and Handplanes

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Instructions

Application Tips:

  • For best results, measure the two components by weight within 5% of the recommended mix ratio.
  • Always mix product for at least two minutes, scraping the container to ensure complete mixing.
  • Use products in a controlled environment. Avoid high humidity and cold temperatures.
  • Amine blush, a by-product of the curing process, appears as a wax-like film cured epoxy and is more noticeable in cool, moist conditions. It can clog sandpaper and inhibit subsequent bonding. Blush is water-soluble and easily removed with clean water (not solvent) and an abrasive pad.
  • For good adhesion, epoxy bonding surfaces should be clean, dry, and sanded.
  • If unfamiliar with the product, create smaller test samples before starting a larger-scale project.

 

For general epoxy handling instructions, visit Epoxy Basics

For detailed instructions on fiberglass application, visit Applying Fiberglass.

For detailed instructions on coating, visit Clear or Seal Coating.

For detailed instructions on preventing bubbles in epoxy coatings, visit Bubble-free Coating & Casting.

For detailed instructions on hot-coating, visit Hot Coating Surfboards.

For detailed instructions on preventing bubbles in epoxy coatings, visit Bubble-free Coating & Casting.

For tips on handling epoxy safely, visit Epoxy Safety.

 

Specifications

CLR - Technical Data Sheet

Mechanical Data
CLX Extra Fast
CLF Fast
CLS Slow
Tensile Modulus (ASTM D638) 450,000 psi (3.1 GPa) 444,000 psi (3.0 GPa) 468,000 psi (3.2 GPa)
Tensile Strength (ASTM D638) 9,500 psi (65.5 MPa) 9,500 psi (65.5 MPa) 9,800 psi (67.6 MPa)
Elongation (ASTM D638) 6% 5% 6%
Flexural Modulus (ASTM D790) 440,000 psi (3.0GPa) 440,000 psi (3.0GPa) 430,000 psi (2.9 GPa)
Flexural Strength (ASTM D790) 14,000 psi (96.5 MPa) 13,500 psi (93.1 MPa) 14,580 psi (100.5 MPa)
Compression Strength (ASTM D695) 11,330 psi (78.1 MPa) 11,330 psi (78.1 MPa) 12,520 psi (86.3 MPa)
Tg Ultimate (DSC, midpoint) 148°F/64°C 151°F/66°C 142°F/61°C
Hardness (Shore D) 70-80 70-80 70-80
Processing Data
CLX Extra Fast
CLF FAST
CLS SLOW
Mix Ratio (by volume) 2:1 2:1 2:1
Mix Ratio (by weight) 100:43 100:43 100:43
Viscosity (A/B/Mixed @ 77°F/25°C) 2300/180/990 2300/280/1040 2300/140/700
Component Density  (specific density @ 77°F/25°C) 1.14 (resin), 0.98 (hardener) 1.14 (resin), 0.98 (hardener) 1.14 (resin), 0.98 (hardener)
Mixed Density (specific density @ 77°F/25°C) 1.08 1.09 1.08
Pot Life (specific density @ 77°F/25°C) 18 Min 21 Min 43 Min
Tack Free Time (@ 95°F/35°C) 2 hrs 4 hrs 8 hrs
Recommended Full Cure 7 days @ 77°F/25°C 7 days @ 77°F/25°C — Post Cure Recommended 7 days @ 77°F/25°C — Post Cure Recommended
Environmental Data
CLX EXTRA Fast
CLF FAST
CLS Slow
VOC Content (ASTM D2369) 0.16 lbs/gal (19.5 g/L) 0.26 lbs/gal (31.5 g/L) 0.00 lbs/gal (0.23 g/L)
Mixed Biobased Carbon Content (ASTM D6866) 20% 20% 21%

This technical information is provided in good faith and is based on the best knowledge of Gougeon Brothers, Inc. We cannot guarantee this data because conditions of product use are beyond our control.

Safety

Downloadable Product Safety Data Sheets are listed below. For general epoxy safety tips, visit our Epoxy Safety page.