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    Epoxy Resin??

    Ok my guys who are covering the polystyrene in epoxy are saying its taking over a day to dry. Is that correct ?


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    Re: Epoxy Resin??

    what are you using??

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    Re: Epoxy Resin??

    Yes, it may vary from one type to another.
    The mixture ratio also need to be very accurate.
    Other important factors are the ambiant temperature and humidity level. It must be warm and dry.
    Last, a thin coat will take more time to cure than a thicker one.

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    Re: Epoxy Resin??

    This may be a dumb question, but I haven't been able to find this locally. Where can I buy epoxy resin? I dont need too much right now as I am only making a 1/5 scale car. Any help would be great!

    I prefer to go to a store locally and buy it rather than the internet because I wanted to start working on it this week.

    Thanks!

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    Re: Epoxy Resin??

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldie
    Ok my guys who are covering the polystyrene in epoxy are saying its taking over a day to dry. Is that correct ?

    Did you use hardner?

    Heat lamp might get it to kick if you mixed it properly.
    If you're not confused, you're not paying attention.

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    Re: Epoxy Resin??

    Was mixed 2:1 as stated on the mix

    Quote Originally Posted by FunnyWheels
    Quote Originally Posted by Goldie
    Ok my guys who are covering the polystyrene in epoxy are saying its taking over a day to dry. Is that correct ?

    Did you use hardner?

    Heat lamp might get it to kick if you mixed it properly.

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    Re: Epoxy Resin??

    How is the weather? is it raining? too cold?

    Be careful about heating it, it may shrink the PS. Im having similar problems with a PS model that Im building right now, its a 1:8 scale model, and its taking so much time to dry due to the weather.

    Best regards

    JELP

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldie
    Was mixed 2:1 as stated on the mix

    Quote Originally Posted by FunnyWheels
    Quote Originally Posted by Goldie
    Ok my guys who are covering the polystyrene in epoxy are saying its taking over a day to dry. Is that correct ?

    Did you use hardner?

    Heat lamp might get it to kick if you mixed it properly.

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    Re: Epoxy Resin??

    It usualy takes 24 hr at 78 degrese do not rush to dry

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