For over 35 years, G-2 has been an excellent adhesive choice for oily, acidic hardwoods like teak and other tropical woods. Use it for gluing oak and cedar, as well as other materials that are difficult to bond.
G-2 was developed primarily for waterproof bonding of rot-resistant woods used in fine yacht joinery. Use G-2 for both interior and exterior applications as well as below the waterline. G-2 can be mixed in small or large batches, has a long pot life and cures overnight. No clamping pressure is required. After fully curing it can be machined, drilled, sanded and tapped.
G-2 is a high-performance epoxy adhesive that excels in woodworking applications. It works well with all soft and hardwood species. G-2 performs exceptionally well with oily, tropical woods. Of particular note is G-2’s long, no-rush working time, which makes it an excellent choice for fine joinery and furniture applications.
• 1.5 hours working time
• For interior and exterior applications
• Fills gaps
• Convenient 2:1 mix ratio
Working time@ 70°F (21°C):
Mix Ratio by Volume: 2:1
Mix Ratio By Weight: 100:44
Minimum Application Temperature
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Tough Adhesives for any job
When a strong bond is required, there is no substitute for an epoxy adhesive from System Three.
Each one of our application-specific products has been formulated with the success of your next project in mind.
We're not kidding when we describe this epoxy glue as "cutting edge." With next-generation technology enabling tenacious bonds between dissimilar materials, Blade Pro is without peer as a knifemaking adhesive.
System Three offers a variety of epoxy adhesives that are formulated to meet a wide range of applications.
Structural Adhesives: High Performance, waterproof adhesives that can be considered for load bearing construction and repairs.
• T-88: Our comprehensive structural adhesive that stands up to adverse application and service conditions. T-88 is the perfect choice as your on-hand epoxy adhesive to keep in the shop or truck.
• G-2: Excels in woodworking applications. G-2’s long, no-rush working time makes it an excellent choice for fine joinery and furniture making. G-2 is a great choice for bonding oily woods like teak and other tropical woods.
• GelMagic: A toughened, non-sagging, gap filling adhesive that has a consistency similar to Vaseline. It forms a permanent bond that is highly impact and fracture resistant. GelMagic can withstand elevated service temperatures and can be post cured for improved properties.
• Blade Pro: A two-component, high-performance glue designed specifically for the knife maker. This state-of-the-art adhesive forms super tough, flexible bonds to wood, Micarta, G10, and other composites. Tenacious bonds are developed to non-ferrous metals, as well as stainless and carbon steel. Blade Pro can also be used as a high-performance adhesive for many other applications where a low viscosity glue is preferred.
• Metlweld: Forms a permanent, non-brittle bond with high impact and creep resistance. Metlweld will bond tenaciously to most metals including mild steel, stainless steel, aluminum, and copper alloys. It also bonds to glass, stone, concrete, and masonry. It's our epoxy of choice for bonding dissimilar materials.
Hobbyist Adhesives: Quick setting water resistant epoxy adhesives designed to form a strong bond rapidly. Not rated for load bearing repairs and construction.
• Quick Cure 5 and 15: Are excellent choices when you need a good, strong glue that will bond two materials together in minutes. Use to quickly seal edges and cracks, or fill small knot and screw holes.
When exposed to exterior conditions there are a few factors that you need to account for before choosing an adhesive, particularly when gluing wood components together. Check out our article Using Epoxy Adhesive for Outdoor Wood to see if your outdoor project is suited for an epoxy adhesive.
Teak, like many tropical kinds of wood, is oily, and it is difficult to form a strong bond with teak with epoxy coatings or adhesives.
• Bonding: G-2 performs exceptionally well with oily, tropical woods. First, sand the wood with coarse sandpaper, 60-80 grit. Then, wipe with a strong solvent such as lacquer thinner or xylene to remove surface oil and allow to dry. Finally, apply the adhesive within 60 minutes and clamp the pieces.
• Coating: Coating oily woods like teak with epoxy is not always necessary. Teak weathers well by itself and an epoxy coating will offer little benefit. Penetrating and non-film-forming finishes, like teak oil that are specifically designed for teak wood should be considered first. If coating oily woods with epoxy, our Silvertip epoxy with the fast hardener is a good choice. First, sand the wood with coarse sandpaper, 60-80 grit. Then, wipe with a strong solvent such as lacquer thinner or xylene to remove surface oil and allow to dry. Finally, seal the wood with Silvertip within 60 minutes.
Epoxy adhesives, being gap-filling glues, need only enough clamping pressure to close the joint. Avoid over clamping the joint and squeezing out an excessive amount of product. Unlike other glues, epoxy requires low pressure and a proper film thickness of resin to make a proper glue joint.