SOS 3.0

Shed Life

$95.00 - $395.00
(34 reviews) Write a Review
Working on new manufacturing now.
ACRYLIC LIDS/CHAMBERS are not suitable for stabilization. We highly recomend using a better material. Contact us if you need recomendations or wish to discuss what to expect.
Ships pre-activated, ready to use out of the box.
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Home Stabilizing resin has been slow to evolve. We have pushed the science forward and produced the best tool for you to use in your own stabilizing needs. No need to send your blanks off to someone else to stabilize, now you can achieve better results yourself. SOS 3.0 is a heat cure stabilization resin for impregnating wood and other porous materials.

Don't forget to check out: the SOS FAQ and the Information Bolg!

  • Soap and water cleanup - safe to clean your chamber and containers in your kitchen sink.
  • Eco friendly non-toxic Hardens soft and punky wood Protects wood from movement due to water and changes in humidity.
  • Works great with all the same dye you've been using for stabilized/dyed wood.
  • For best results, use Shed Life's Wood Dyes.
  • Penetrates faster
  • Increased resin clarity (it will still likely increase contrast and color, similar to applying a finish, on some woods)
  • Works with most finishes*

Wood is always gaining or losing moisture which puts it at risk of cracking or damage. Stabilized wood and other materials can last for generations. SOS 3.0 can make your products the best, most durable and most desired by virtually eliminating this natural weakness.  We push the innovation and chemistry to maximize your results and make it a much easier so you can focus on what you enjoy most. If you want to produce the best possible product for your customers, we are here for you. From our laboratory to answering your questions, we do everything we can to help you achieve the best possible results in your own shop. SOS (pronounced sauce) is the "secret SOS" you need to rescue your wood. The proprietary formula used exclusively by Shed Life for stabilization services is now available to you. Get yours today and start discovering the magic of SOS yourself. No need to change anything; if you've been stabilizing wood in a vacuum chamber with another resin, you're already familiar with the process. 12 month shelf life if stored in 75 degrees or lower and out of direct sunlight! Use of more than 1oz/gal of Alumilite dye is not recommended. Too much will not improve your results and could over activate your resin. Use of aniline dye may affect cure times. It may be necessary to cure at 220F and may take a bit longer than usual. Stabilization is a process. Resin is just one part of the process. If your results are not as desired, get in touch with us. There may be other issues or ways to improve your results.

*Big box polyurethane finish does not always work well. For a polyurethane, we recomend Craft Coat as an alternative. Blanks must be fully cured and (for best results) given about 24 hours to fully set or some lacquer may not fully cure. Once completely cured, Craft Coat finish, your favorite oil rubs, friction polish, shellac, lacquer, epoxy, urethane resins, polyester resins and many others work quite well.

If kept in appropriate conditions (listed on the label for reference), under 75F and out of direct sunlight, we guarantee SOS Resin for 1 year from date of purchase. Contact us with any issues and we will help test, boost or replace your resin if it fails to perform properly within that year.

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  • 5
    SOS 3.0

    Posted by Albert Bernard Accettola on Oct 24th 2022

    Penetrates well, and I love the minimal foaming.

  • 5
    SOS 3.0

    Posted by Gary on Oct 19th 2022

    Great product. Works as well as any of the stabilizing resins out there. Comes pre-activated, but I’ve used bottles after they sat there for months and their fine. Quick order processing and shipping. You can go wrong.

  • 4
    SOS 3.0

    Posted by Chris Corso on Oct 17th 2022

    Tried the SOS 3.0 for the first time. As a chemist in the paint and coatings industry for 17 years, I have a good understanding of products like this and have evaluated many of the competitors. SOS 3.0 is by far the best in this class of stabilizing resins for home use. Far less bleed out, if any. Very low foaming and faster penetrating is what I noticed. When used with vacuum then pressure the results were outstanding. I never give a perfect 5 out of 5 on ratings as there is always something that could be improved. I'd give a 4.5 out of 5 on this product as the only place I can see any potential improvement is cure time. It cures sufficiently when given ample time. Far better machinabilty than competitive products. Definitely will be using this product again in the future. Great job improving over the rest of the field!

  • 5
    Very good

    Posted by Paul Kentnor on Jun 3rd 2022

    It is the very best just like the staff and Ken

  • 5
    Very good

    Posted by Paul Kentnor on May 20th 2022

    Dos not get any better

  • 5
    SOS 3.0

    Posted by Tim Martin on May 19th 2022

    Great product

  • 5
    Great Resin

    Posted by Keith Dillon on Apr 29th 2022

    This is great resin, gets in there deep and stays. As others have noted, dry at higher temp and all is good.

  • 5
    SOS 3.0

    Posted by Michael Rowley on Apr 3rd 2022

    Great resin. I have use it on several wood species, and it works great. I love it on some of the punkier spiraled maple I have.

  • 5
    I love SOS 3.0 Resin

    Posted by Troy Herzog on Apr 1st 2022

    Ken and Leah are great to do business with. I've found the SOS 3.O Resin works well and Ken is always able to respond to my questions provide quick support. I was glad to see the product back in stock and I ordered as soon as it was available.