Epoxy, which has been in transit from the cold, can crystallize!
Resin crystallization is a common phenomenon. This does not make the resin worse or more cloudy. The cleaner the resin, the more common the crystallization.
Crystals can be eliminated by increasing the temperature of the resin (component A) to about 50 -65° C (Bisphenol melting stamp. It is 55 degrees) until all the crystals are gone. We recommend placing the package in a hot water bath (approx. 50-65° C), but be careful that the package is tightly closed and the water cannot come into contact with the resin.
Check the resin after 10 minutes, 20 minutes, 30 minutes and 1 hour. It usually takes only 20-40 minutes to remove the crystals and make the resin completely transparent.
Please note that it does not harm the epoxy and does not affect its properties. Also, you will not harden, since you have not yet mixed the material with a hardener.
Allow the resin to cool to room temperature, then continue to use normally.
Use only transparent resin!
Epoxy is a chemical product, some of the components of which are dangerous, irritating, corrosive or even toxic to the environment!
The decisive factor is the classification of the system, which can be identified by the label of the dangerous substance on the containers and safety data sheets. Therefore, appropriate protective measures must be applied during the processing of the components.
Avoid skin contact and wear appropriate protective gloves and goggles. A respirator is also required. Epoxy can be odorless, but airborne particles can be harmful to your health.
Solidified epoxy is not dangerous.
All kinds of plastic cups are suitable. Be green, for smaller jobs, use old yogurt cups, for example. For larger projects, such as casting a river table, larger plastic buckets can also be used. It is possible to reuse plastic cups and buckets. Solidified epoxy can be easily picked up from there.
Containers should be hermetically sealed. The shelf life of epoxy resins is limited to an average of 12 months. After that, there may be a loss of quality.
Store containers not lower than 10 and not higher than 30 degrees.
Do not store packages on the floor.
Do not store in a place accessible to children!
Open resin can crystallize. The crystallized resin must be heated in a water bath until it is completely liquid and transparent. Use only transparent resin!
No epoxy resin is completely heat or fire resistant. This means that the epoxy resin can withstand high temperatures, but exposure to very hot temperatures should be avoided, e.g. hot pans or pots should not be placed on a work surface covered with epoxy.
Basically, the physical state of epoxy resin sublimates at constant heat is about 60 ° C.
Epoxy resin is suitable for use, for example, in the kitchen as a worktop, but very hot containers such as pots or pans should not come into direct contact with the resin, as this can lead to the problems already mentioned. You should also refrain from using it as a saucer for tea and coffee cups, unless the resin is otherwise protected from heat (e.g. with a special protective varnish).
Yes, the resin can also be used outdoors. You can use universal resin already only for projects with a few millimeters thick resin. To avoid uv discoloration, we recommend adding color pigments or a special coating against UV radiation. This approach is not necessary indoors.
If your project exceeds 10 mm layer thickness, we recommend using epoxides designed for deep casting. The Deep Pour resin can be poured up to 50-100mm in height in one process and it already offers very good protection against UV radiation. For example, Estopoxy Deep Pour has added the maximum possible amount of UV – stabilizer.
With one kilo of already finished mixed epoxy resin, one square meter can be covered with a layer thickness of one millimeter. Please note that the size of the surface varies due to the specifics of the material or the thickness of the different layer.
1 kg of resin = 1 m² surface = 1 mm thick layer
You can re-grind and polish the final surface using the following simple steps: sand with the following sandpapers : P100, P120, P180, P240, P320, and then use wet sanding paper: P600, P800, P1200. Then polish with acrylic or plexiglass paste. For an even higher gloss, the water grinding can be continued P2000 P4000, etc.
Epoxy adheres very well to all structurally stable materials, such as concrete, wood, plastic, rigid foam, natural stone and GRP. Does not adhere to smooth non-porous surfaces like glass.