choosing a resin

This topic contains 2 replies, has 2 voices, and was last updated by  Deborah K Smith 2 months ago.

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  • #80580 Reply

    Deborah K Smith

    I’ve been using EnviroTec resin and have been happy with it. Easy to use. Very low odor. Easy to clean up. But I recently was informed that it will yellow over time. ARGH!!!
    Is there a Low VOC, UV Stable Resin out there? I’ve not had any luck finding it as the resin’s seem to hide some of this information.
    Thanks in advance….

  • #80589 Reply

    Katherine Swift
    Keymaster

    Hi Deborah,

    Unfortunately, all resins are going to yellow over time. Resins with UV inhibitors and stabilizers help extend the time before yellowing occurs. However, things such as mixing off ratio (even though it still can cure without tackiness), putting over an improperly cured lacquer, excessive heat, and or constant exposure to sunlight can speed up the yellowing process. How long the epoxy will last in its clear state is very difficult to predict.

    I wish I had a more precise answer for you.

    • #80596 Reply

      Deborah K Smith

      This is good and bad news for me. Bad in that my work is going to yellow. Good in that I don’t have to change the resin I’ve been using — I really like it.

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