Mixed Epoxy 4:1 instead of 5:1

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Mixed Epoxy 4:1 instead of 5:1

Post by nkalson » Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:50 pm

What are problems associated with mixing epoxy a little too hot? Mixed up an encapsulation batch for raw plywood, rolled it on then realized that I got the ratio wrong.
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Re: Mixed Epoxy 4:1 instead of 5:1

Post by Hercdrvr » Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:57 pm

Not a good idea to change epoxy mixing ratio. That said, I bet the batch you mixed wrong still got hard and will perform well.
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Re: Mixed Epoxy 4:1 instead of 5:1

Post by Bill Edmundson » Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:59 pm

NK

I don't see it as a real problem. It definitely will go off. Encapsulation is not for strength. Most of hardener is solvent that evaporates. So, the ratio isn't that far off.

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Re: Mixed Epoxy 4:1 instead of 5:1

Post by nkalson » Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:37 pm

Thanks for the response.
Update - seems to have gone off just like a correctly mixed batch on lower deck. I'm a newbie and freak out when I do something wrong.
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