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Last Updated: August 21, 2019

QUESTION: 

Since cleanliness counts, how can I improve my epoxy work surface?

 

 

ANSWER:

The pot life on epoxy starts the moment the two parts are mixed. This means you need to plan your work, and have everything you need at your fingertips.

Here’s a checklist:

  • Very clean mixing equipment and any secondary mixing containers, e.g., stainless steel spatulas, polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) mix containers that have been final-rinsed with electronic-grade isopropyl alcohol (IPA, <0.5% water)
  • Timers
  • A test-tube rack (or something similar) to hold syringes upright, as discussed above
  • Any dispensing equipment reservoirs, positioned to be filled directly

A favorite tip: Make a polyethylene work surface. PE can be cut using woodworking tools, and you can place it in any dedicated space to create an easy-to-clean work surface. PE is gleaming white in color, chemically resistant, and available in 1/8” or ¼” sheets. You can easily wipe off uncured epoxy with acetone and a Kimwipe and remove cured epoxy by gently scraping it off.

Read my article for step-by-step instructions.

 

READ THIS FULL BLOG ARTICLE HERE:  Helpful Epoxy Tips (and a Few Tricks)

 

 

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  Answered by AskFOC Technical Team March 12, 2019

 

 

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