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Epoxy glues and humid weather

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  • 06 Jan 2022 9:53 AM
    Reply # 12242211 on 12233343

    I’ve been using my epoxy in air conditioning set to 24 degrees so humidity isn’t such an issue but my epoxy is at least 12 months old.


  • 06 Jan 2022 10:59 AM
    Reply # 12242372 on 12233343

    Re transfer problems with Epoxy .

    I did two transfers yesterday with 5 minute Araldite and both worked fine !! I was concerned that the mix was very runny so with one of them I left the transfer for about 2 or 3 minutes before using it and it had started to thicken before applying it . Both transfers worked OK. I guess I'll be an Araldite convert from now on!! T hanks for all your input.

    John


  • 07 Jan 2022 8:08 PM
    Reply # 12246682 on 12233343

    Hi Frank,

    I thought you were from around Harvey Bay/Bundaberg, are you in Brisbane?

    regards

    Gordon

    (Runcorn)

  • 08 Jan 2022 7:08 AM
    Reply # 12247665 on 12233343

    Hi Gordon,

    "Sandstone Lakes", about 4min drive from Bribie Island. I refer to myself as living in Brisbane as it would be the nearest place to me other members would know.

    Frank.

  • 10 Jan 2022 2:07 PM
    Reply # 12251310 on 12233343

    Always mix a small amount of Kaolin powder with the 5 minute epoxy. It sets much faster and harder, but still leave for a couple of hours. You can purchase kaolin powder through e-bay. I've used a few different epoxy mixes but I found JB Kwik is the best in that only a small amount of heat is required to release the stone. Some of the others need a fair bit of heat.

  • 11 Jan 2022 8:31 AM
    Reply # 12253276 on 12233343

    Thanks Bill,

    after experiencing the same issues as John with my JB Kwick, I have started putting a toothpick into the top of the black tube and stirring it’s contents before use.  The last 2 dops have worked like new.

    This is tending me to believe that separation of the epoxy in the tube is the culprit rather than humidity or oxidation.

    regards

    Gordon


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