The ‘working time’ of epoxy resin may be extended (to some degree) by controlling temperate conditions. For instance, by working in a cooler room or weather; and by keeping the material cool as well. Conversely, working in a warm environment or heating up the polymer will result in quicker curing times. Another way to prolong the working life of the material is to mix the resin and hardener in a wide shallow container – where the surface area will help dissipate heat.
Articles in this section
- What is blushing?
- How do I prepare my surface?
- 521 Marine Epoxy Dispensing and Mixing Instructions
- How can I control Cure Time?
- What does Pot life mean for Marine Epoxy?
- Why do I need to remove rot before I add 5:1 Marine Grade Epxoy?
- How long should I wait between applying coats of 521 epoxy resin?
- How can I prevent bubbles/pinholes/fisheyes in my epoxy resin?
- How can I keep Epoxy Resin from becoming warm and curing too quickly?
- What is the shelf life of 521 Marine Grade Epoxy Resin?