Polyester laminating resin. This is the same resin used in the automobile and boat industry. (Available in gallons and quarts). Methyl Ethyl Ketone Peroxide (MEKP) is the standard hardener (catalyst). 2 oz. bottle enough to harden one gallon.
Virden Perma-Bilt Co. has a complete line of fiberglassing products. Heavy-duty cloth, cross-sectional matt and fillers. Also a complete line of polyester laminating resins, catalyst, and color pigments that can be mixed in the resin eliminating paint jobs, plus acetone solvent for cleanup. Virden’s polyurethane boat paint is unequaled for marine applications.
We also offer a complete line of epoxy casting resins. These epoxy resins have less than 1% shrinkage (where polyester resin has 8% to 10% shrinkage). The epoxy tensile strength almost equals that of nylon. Also a complete line of mold release agent for epoxy, urethane, a polyester is available.
Some ranchers and farmers still prefer to repair stock tanks with fiberglass resin and cloth material. In many cases where you have very large holes in the walls of your tanks, the combination of our epoxy paste and fiberglass cloth material is unbeatable! You can repair a hole the size of a football if needed.
The engineering department has now formulated a very effective asphalt blacktop sealer. Every experienced black top man will tell you that any blacktop area is just like the wood trim on a house. It needs a sealer to protect against deterioration, sun, ozone, ultraviolet, water, etc. Virden’s blacktop sealer does just this!
Greatly reduces cracking and movement as it adds to the elasticity of the blacktop material, for up to two years. Accompanying photo shows before and after results.
No special equipment or personnel required. A squeegee or large mop brush is all that is needed. Dries completely and ready for traffic in five hours. Will not stay gooey and track in on auto or office carpet. The ideal combination is filling cracks first with Virden Crack Filler and then applying Virden’s Black Top Sealer.
Originally Virden Perma-Bilt invented this coating for all types of foam product protection. Then, later field tests proved excellent results for water-proofing all types of wood surfaces.
So now, we offer this new inexpensive WCF coating (it’s not quite as good as our famous Epoxy Tank Coating) for jobs that do not need the BEST! This NEW, durable coating is designed for foam and wood. Compared to urethanes, epoxies, and plastic coatings — it does the job at great savings! Snow white in color, it refracts the sun’s heat wonderfully. Will not fade or chalk, and adhesion is excellent.
Regular paint weighs approximately 7 Ibs. per can. Our coating for foam and wood weighs 13 Ibs. per gallon. This coating is NOT a paint. WCF Coating is a very heavy-bodied viscous coating that SEALS! Very easy to apply. Simply brush on two coats for a powerful sealing capacity.
Urethane Foam Kits
Virden Perma-Bilt offers a very durable hard shell coating specially formulated for the adhesion and protection of all type foams. Unaffected by sunlight, ozone and water. This permanent coating is a must for all foams that are exposed to weather. Available in 1 gallon and 5-gallon containers. FOAM COAT does an outstanding job protecting various foams, styrene, urethane, etc., from bad weather, birds, insects, etc. If possible turn containers upside down for two to three days before mixing and using. Add no solvents or thinners to the Foam Coat (the only exception to this is when extreme settling has occurred and a small amount is used to loosen the bodied pigment at the bottom of the container.) (Most solvents will attack the foam.) Apply generously by brush, two coats (8 hours between coats) are desirable for the proper millage. Cure 24 to 48 hours.
Two liquids mixed together in equal parts expand to a strong rigid flotation foam. Expansion is approximately 40 to 1. *Adds safety to any boat. *Greatest sound deadener. Makes all boats much stronger with nearly no weight increase. *Anyone can mix and pour, no special tools or skill required.
Lifetime Flotation Foam is not affected by gasoline, acids, fuels. 95% closed cells. Easily fiberglassed as there is no attack from any resin. Much stronger in tensile and compression strengths than styrene foams. The weight of foam is two pounds per cu. ft. Fill pontoons of any size and shape. Seals all holes and leaks. Complete mixing and pouring requires only five minutes. Easy to follow instructions. BE SAFE, BE SURE.
Strongest bonding adhesive known to man. Repair any size hole. Fasten anything to anything. Four times stronger than the best concrete. Simply mix two parts equal. Repair fiberglass and wood boats. Aluminum and steel tanks. Not affected by gasoline
Urethane Rigid Foam for Flotation & Insulation
2 QUART KIT FOAM
Wt. 4V2 pounds makes 20 gallons. Will support 180 pounds in water.
2 GALLON KIT FOAM
Wt. 18 pounds, makes 80 gallons foam.
10 GALLON KIT FOAM
(2-5 GALLON CANS)
Wt. 100 pounds, makes 400 gallons, shipped motor freight, REA or by bus. Not Prepaid. This will make 50 cu. ft. and will support 3,000 pounds.
Lifetime Foam is also the greatest insulation known. More than twice the insulation of cork, styrene foam or fiberglass. Valspar Marine Paint (quarts only). Colors available, white and aqua.
One of our most popular plastic products is our now famous Virden polyurethane pour in place foam.
Virden Perma-Bilt urethane foam is supplied in two liquids about the viscosity of 20 weight motor oil. One resin is designated “A” and the other is “B.” These two resins must be used in equal parts.
Once a person knows how long to stir the two together and the time it requires to pour into an open void or into a hole it becomes quite simple to mix and pour any amount. The resins should be reasonably cool at mixing time. The “B” component contains freon which is the blowing agent to make the foam. This freon boils at 77 degrees F. If the container is below this temperature all is well. If the “B” is over 80 degrees it is possible that it will seem to boil over when the container is opened.
Pour equal amount of “B” and “A” into a container. Beginners should make their first mix of only a small amount of each — probably a cup of each. Nothing happens when the two components are poured together. A 1/4″ electric drill with a paint mixer are the best tools to use for stirring. Stir well for one minute and the material will become creamy. You must pour at once and pour quickly as the foaming has already begun.
The mixing is very important and the time of stirring cannot be shortened very much or you will not get the maximum expansion of rigid foam. After you have poured the mixture from the container it will be only 3 to 5 minutes until the foam is completely through expanding. Should you need to pour an additional amount on top of the foam already in the container you should allow 20 minutes before pouring again.
It is very important that the cavity or mold surface is warm. In winter it is necessary to heat the mold with a light bulb, heating element or some other type of heat. It is best if the mold is 100 degrees; better still if it is 125 degrees. This means that you get greater expansion and better and lighter foam. This will reduce the cost as you get much more foam than with a cold mold.
After realizing the importance of stirring and pouring, large amounts can be poured at one time.
Perma-Bilt Urethane Rigid Foam weighs 2 pounds per cubic foot. The cells are 95% closed which makes it the finest foam available for flotation purposes. Its insulation values are greater than any other known material. Common bead foam is styrene foam and is never a liquid. Both types of foam have the same value for flotation whereas Urethane
Foam has approximately twice the insulating value of styrene foam and therefore requires only half the thickness for insulating purposes.
Virden Perma-Bilt packages Urethane Foam in 3 kits. The No. 1 Kit is 2 quarts and will make about 20 gallons or nearly 3 cubic feet. The net weight is 4V2 pounds. The No. 2 Kit is 2 gallons and comes close to making 12 cubic feet or about 80 gallons. This is exactly the same amount as 4 of the No. 1 Kits and is normally sold at the price of 3 No. 1 Kits — a saving of 1 No. 1 Kit. The net weight is 18 pounds. The No. 3 Kit is 10 gallons (2 5-gallon cans.) This weighs 100 pounds and will produce 50 cubic feet of rigid foam. The cost is normally reduced by 50% on this size kit compared to the No. 1 Kit and the No. 2 Kit. The No. 3 Kit is commonly purchased to fill pontoons.
When estimating the amount of foam needed anyone can use the following information. A cubic foot of water weighs 62 pounds. A cubic foot of urethane foam weighs 2 pounds. It will require 60 pounds of weight to press a cubic foot of foam below the water surface.
An example: A certain marine craft weighs 1,000 pounds. If you employ 16-2/3 cubic feet of foam under the craft, the 1,000 pounds would press the foam no lower than the water surface. The craft would never sink. Should the craft only weigh 500 pounds and the same amount of foam is used, 50% of the foam would be above water.
Suppose only the No. 1 Kit was mixed and poured into the floor or walls of a small boat. The boat would then be approximately 160 pounds more buoyant and in the case of developing a leak or should the boat capsize, the craft would support 160 additional pounds. This could be passengers, high priced motors or sporting equipment. All of this for the price of the No. 1 Kit.
It is possible to fill fuel drums, aluminum belly tanks or any other type of pontoon. They can never leak even if holes were shot through or rust eats away the metal covering.
Virden Perma-Bilt Urethane Foam can solve many flotation and insulation problems as well as reduce noise and vibration.
We hope we may help with your plans.
Please call 806-352-2761 for discount prices and immediate shipment.