UV Resistant but clear unpainted resin will yellow outdoors.
- It does not yellow quickly but be aware that most resins, including this one, do eventually discolour somewhat, especially outdoors.
It is not very prone to amine blush.
- This makes it less sensitive to application conditions but amine blush can occur and the resin should not be used in cold moist conditions.
- If amine blush does occur (most likely in cold moist conditions) then the cured surface must be washed with soap and water then sanded and washed again before adding another resin layer. We recommend that you read our PDF document on amine blush.
The liquid resin has low viscosity (thin with high flow).
- It is often poured into moulds or onto surfaces that have retaining sides e.g. river tables.
- If glass, small stones or powder pigments ect are added they can make the resin thick enough to pour onto flat surfaces and not run. We have noticed that after adding pigments, a 15 minute wait causes the resin to thicken somewhat reducing its tendency to flow. You can see pictures of resin art made this way on flat boards.
- The low viscosity allows entrained air to rise up and escape easily. Torching is often not required and air is usually not a problem with this resin which is a big advantage.
It can be applied in layers up to 9.5mm thick.
- Do not exceed this thickness in a single layer. Thicker layers may generate too much heat which can damage the resin or the mould.
- This resin is not ideal for very thin layers, use in layers over 3mm thick. Thinner layers take long to cure thus increasing the chance of amine blush.
Long Pot Life but still fairly fast curing.
- The long pot life allows larger quantities to be mixed and used than with short pot life resins. Pot life can be expected to be around 5 hours but it decreases in warmer conditions and for larger quantities.
- The relatively fast curing time has obvious benefits. Thin layers, however, cure much slower.
- Cure time is dependent on layer thickness. Thicker layers get hotter and thus cure faster. Expect a cure time of around 24 hours for thicker layer of about 9mm. For thinner layers below 6mm thickness the cure time will be longer, up to 48 hours.
Castings cure with negligible shrinkage and are very hard and strong.
- They resist moisture, solvents and dilute acids.
- They can be machined and can be painted after the application of a suitable primer (remove all release agent before priming).
Basic safety and health information is contained in our User Instruction document which is sufficient for the casual user. The Safety Data Sheet for this product can be found in the Technical Section of this website.
1.30kg (1.18 litres)
6.50kg (5.91 litres)