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  • How do I thin epoxy resins?
    Use (up to) 5% of methylated spirits as a thin film coating. You can also thin the epoxy resin by warming the it slightly. However, this will shorten the resin's pot life.
  • Calculating the amount of epoxy resin needed for fibreglassing fabric
    The best rule of thumb is to double the weight of fibreglass fabric per square meter. The resulting amount is how much epoxy resin is required per square meter.
  • Cleaning cured epoxy resin off consolidation rollers
    To do this, your best bet is to burn off the dried epoxy resin (and in the safest possible manner).
  • What is the maximum temperature epoxy resin can tolerate?
    Generally, up to 90°C.
  • What is epoxy resin's shelf-life?
    The short answer, whether sealed or opened, epoxy resin can be safely stored for 2-3 years. If you find part A or B cloudy, white or sugary, this is simply due to it being stored in cold conditions. To restore the resin to an even, clear colour, place the can in hot water or place by the heater, allowing to return to room temperature before using again. With epoxy hardeners, if there is a large air space left in the container, thickening may occur, which, unfortunately, will make the product unusable. The best rule of thumb is to store at around 20°C and keep off things like cold concrete floors.
  • How to add 'shine' to an epoxy item?
    Simply buff with a jewellery-polishing compound.
  • How to remove bubbles from the surface of Solid Cast 606 and Solid Cast 609 epoxy resins?
    Use a butane torch and pass the flame back and forth above the surface of the resin. The moving flame can actually touch the resin without it catching on fire or burning. This should cause the air bubbles to expand and then burst. The result being a very flat surface. Another method is to very lightly spray metholated spirits over the surface, although the flame treatment is more effective.
  • Resin has gone cloudy and crystallised during storage
    If you find part A or B cloudy, white or sugary, this is simply due to it being stored in cold conditions. To restore the resin to an even, clear colour, place the can in hot water or place by the heater, allowing to return to room temperature before using again. With epoxy hardeners, if there is a large air space left in the container, thickening may occur, which, unfortunately, will make the product unusable. The best rule of thumb is to store at around 20°C and keep off things like cold concrete floors.
  • What is the best way to clean up uncured epoxy resin?
    Both Acetone and Xylenes are excellent at cleaning up sticky, uncured epoxy resin, as are many general solvents. While slightly less effective, metholated spirits are much better for your health.
  • What is the square metre coverage of epoxy resin?
    1 litre of epoxy resin will cover 1 square metre of area at 1mm of thickness. A safe rule of thumb is to allow around 1.2Kg of epoxy resin per square meter at a coverage of 1mm depth.
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