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- This topic has 2 replies, 2 voices, and was last updated 10 months, 2 weeks ago by Deborah K Smith.
- August 19, 2019 at 3:14 am #80580Deborah K SmithGuest
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….
- August 19, 2019 at 7:17 pm #80589Katherine SwiftKeymaster
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.
- August 20, 2019 at 12:30 am #80596Deborah K SmithGuest
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.