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Devcon 2ton ate my cup
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Posted 11 February 2007 - 04:36 PM
I usually use straight devcon, no thinners, and have great results.
Today was a little cold, so i heated it up in the microwave in a plastic cup for 7 seconds. While mixing for about 20 seconds it started to yellow suddenly, then set up in about 10 seconds. Within a minute I had a yellowish hard blob and a half melted cup. How can i make the epoxy flow better without getting the same results?
Posted 11 February 2007 - 05:23 PM
Easiest solution to the cold problem without having to use water etc, Just keep your epoxy in the house until your ready to use it.I takes a fair amount of time for the epoxy to loose its heat from the house to the shop/garage etc.My shop is now climate controlled but this is how I used to bypass this problem.
Posted 11 February 2007 - 08:24 PM
Yes, microwaves are chancy. The resin gets soupier faster than the hardener and the cure time can be drastically shortened. I just warm mine in a pan of hot tap water, or take the epoxy inside the night before I use it.
Posted 12 February 2007 - 09:55 AM
I have 4' shop lights about 2' above my work bench. I just put the tube of Devcon II on top of the light about half hour before topcoating. It flows like water. Good Luck, Joe