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Going to be doing some fiberglass work, moving a thru hull and will be repairing the old hole.
I have always used West System epoxy for and work I have done, but I see Clear Cote is about 30-40% cheaper (that is West System at West Marine compared to where I saw Clear Cote).
Is there any advantage to using West System or is Clear Cote as good.
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there are a lot of different epoxies, west systems and MAS are probably the most common ones that you will see. i have never heard of clear cote but that means nothing. if you want to save some most at west marine go to defender.com and print out their prices and take them to west marine and make that match the price, that should cut down the difference alot.

at defender a quart of west epoxy is 6 bucks cheaper, the gallon is 17 cheaper
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IF you want a good marine grade epoxy, I would highly recommend you speak with Paul at Progressive Epo_xy Polymers in NH. His company has been well recognized in the boat building industry and his epoxies are excellent and much less expensive than the big three: West, System 3 or MAS. Even with shipping it will cost a lot less for his products than any of the other brands. He is also very knowledgeable and generally responds to questions.
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