Are the products you suggested significantly better than the West System stuff i can get locally?
The epoxy is probably a bit better than the West System stuff... and considerably less expensive. It is also a no-blush formulation, which reduces the chances of getting contact dermatitis from the amine-blush.
Compare their price for a SIX quart kit—$83, versus West Systems, $70 for .98 Gallon of Resin, and .86 quart of Hardener for $33, or $103 for less than FIVE quarts...
If I understand your question about another Nic 31- I don't think I'll need it. The outside of the bow is ok, Just a little crack. The metal base was set back behind a fiberglass lip.
BTW, you'll need to grind back the existing glass at about a 12:1 taper on both the outside and inside... and then build up the laminate from both sides.
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