Hot weather epoxy application

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Jimbob
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Hot weather epoxy application

Postby Jimbob » Sun Aug 27, 2017 4:17 pm

Here is something I think is pretty slick. Found this at home depot yesterday. It's great for applying epoxy on a hot day. I put crushed ice in the container and put a liner on top of it with the epoxy in it. It's pretty deep, so I can add plenty of ice. Penetrating epoxy sets up really fast. Today in 100 degree weather, it extended my working time considerably. It is designed to use up to a 5" roller.
Hope this can be a help to some of our hot weather friends.
Jim
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Here's the container .. About 10 bucks
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Inside of the container
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Liners to fit into the container
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Re: Hot weather epoxy application

Postby ToddM » Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:52 am

For small amounts, I mix on a 12" x 12" porcelain tile that has been in the freezer for an hour or so. I doubt that any epoxy manufacturer would approve of this method, but it has worked for me.

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Re: Hot weather epoxy application

Postby DrBryanJ » Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:52 am

ToddM:

That is similar to how I was taught to mix dental cement. We use a glass slab that is kept in the refrigerator. Longer working time and can get more powder into our mix, making a stronger cement. Funny how it all comes down to the same ideas.
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Re: Hot weather epoxy application

Postby Bill Edmundson » Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:23 am

I've said some of this for a while. Take 2 matching pans, freeze a 1/2" of ice then nest the mixing pan for your epoxy. Of coarse keep your epoxy in an air conditioned area.

I had not seen these store bought pans before!

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Re: Hot weather epoxy application

Postby Jimbob » Mon Aug 28, 2017 12:32 pm

Bill,
I hadn't thought about bringing the epoxy into the air conditioning before. I wonder if the wife will allow me to store it in the living room with the other boat parts. :lol:
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Re: Hot weather epoxy application

Postby Bill Edmundson » Mon Aug 28, 2017 3:03 pm

Jim

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