Can Sculpwood Putty or Paste be colored?
Yes. There are a few options:
1) Dry pigments can be added into the mixed products in any proportion.
2) Liquid dyes or paint colorants can be added into the mixed at up to 2% by weight.
3) System Three® Epoxy Paste Pigments can mixed into the Part A at up to 10% by weight and then mixed 1:1 with the Part B.
Can you stain over Sculpwood Putty or Paste?
Unfortunately, no. The resin content of the products is high enough to effectively have them function somewhat as sealers, and the stain will not penetrate like it will into the bare wood.
The suggested workaround is to mix dry pigments or house paint colorants into the paste or putty as you combine the Part A and B. This can approximate the color of the stained wood around it.
How soon can SculpWood Putty be applied over the RotFix Epoxy?
SculpWood Putty can be applied over the RotFix immediately after application.
Can fine scratches be buffed or sanded out of Mirrorcoat?
Yes. System Three offers a sanding and buffing kit for sale on the website. Contents are shown below. The video shows its use.
A white paper literature piece can also be downloaded from the website here:
Mirrorcoat Heat Resistance/Temperature Tolerance
The rule of thumb with cured Mirrorcoat® and how much heat it will tolerate is this: If an object is not too hot to hold in your hand, you can set it directly on a Mirrorcoat surface which is completely (more than a week) cured. If it is hotter, you must place a coaster or hot pad underneath the object.
If you happen to put an object that is too hot on a Mirrorcoat surface, and it leaves a ring, the ring can many times be removed by passing a hairdryer back and forth over the affected area.
How is Mirrorcoat applied?
Mirrorcoat epoxy has cured with some sticky spots. How do I fix it?
The sticky spots are most typically uncured resin or hardener which hasn't been completely mixed in. If it's excess resin it can be removed with a strong solvent like lacquer thinner. If it's excess hardener it can be removed with soap and water. The voids can be filled with small quantities of newly-mixed Mirrorcoat, carefully using a spatula or squeegee to smooth out any excess material. Let this cure 24-hours and lightly sand the surface with medium-coarse sandpaper. Finally, apply an additional flood coat at 4 fluid ounces per square foot.
Custom colors for WR-LPU
WR-LPU waterborne polyurethane topcoat comes in 12 standard colors. We will match any color sample you send us for an upcharge with a minimum order of 1 gallon. Small 4 oz. samples of all 12 colors are available for a nominal charge from the website. These can be intermixed in any proportions to obtain the color you want in order to have it matched.
I want to paint a design on my wood/epoxy paddleboard but I do not know what kind of paint to use or when to paint.
You can paint your design under or over the epoxy coating. If it's underneath, ordinary house paint will do. If it's on top of the resin, we would recommend our WR-LPU.
What is the proper surface preparation for gluing wood to metal using G2?
Make sure that the surfaces are clean, sanded, and free from contaminates. Best results are achieved by adding some silica thickener to the G2. Also, apply only enough clamp pressure to close the joint. Over clamping will squeeze out the G2, resulting in a weak bond.
Can I coat urethane (poly iso) foam with epoxy?
Silvertip, General Purpose, or Cold Cure epoxy resin will coat the foam without attacking it.
How much area can I cover with a bead of adhesive from a cartridge?
LINEAR FEET OF ADHESIVE OR SEALANT PER CARTRIDGE
DEPTH INCHES 0.25 0.5 0.75 1 1.25 1.5 0.25 24.1 0.5 12.3 6.0 WIDTH 0.75 8.0 4.0 2.7 1.0 6.0 3.0 2.0 1.5 1.25 4.8 2.4 1.6 1.2 1.0 1.5 4.0 2.0 1.3 1.0 0.8 0.7
How much working time do I have with my epoxy?
See Technical Data Sheet or container for working times.
How long should I wait in between coats?
See Technical Data Sheet or container.
My epoxy resin is taking too long to cure. How can I speed it up?
The only way to speed the cure of our epoxy resin products, once they've been applied, is to heat the room or the area that your project is in. Every 18°F increase in temperature cuts the time it takes for the resin to cure in half.