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 THE BLOG: Helpful Epoxy Tips (and a Few Tricks)
Additional resources from the FOC team include:
- Glossary, Acronyms, Military Specifications for Connectors: http://bit.ly/2a2EFn8
- Q&A Resource: email technical questions to AskFOC@focenter.com
- Contact FOC with questions at: (800) 473-4237 / 508-992-6464 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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