Customer check procedure to confirm resin condition
Prior to customers receiving any Platinum Epoxy products, the resins undergo a rigorous test procedure, both at the time of manufacture and then again when being packed into smaller retail packs. This is done to ensure that no Platinum Epoxy products leave the factory without passing these stringent tests and is in 100% perfect condition.
Prerequisite of epoxy testing:
Prior to any testing of Platinum (or in fact any brand) epoxy resins, it is important to know that either Part A or Part B has not experienced the formation of crystals within the resin. This crystallization is more common in purer epoxies and is similar in effect as with sugar developing in honey. Just like honey where one heats the honey to remove the sugar, so to it is with the epoxies. With epoxies, we suggest filling a sink with boiling or near boiling water, then immerse both jugs (Parts A and B) into the water for about 15 mins. This will dissolve any possible crystals that may have been formed and is a prerequisite before any epoxy testing takes place. Always let cool back to ambient conditions before using or testing.
Testing procedure that can be conducted at home:
Most resins are tested at 25 deg C (77 deg F), 40% humidity and using a standard 100-gram test sample. Getting close to these conditions is ideal but not mandatory. Recording temperatures of resin and ambient is needed.
Equipment required for testing: Epoxy to test, Gloves, Mixing cup, 30ml (1.01 fl oz) shot cup, stirring, thermometer
Mixing Ratio of volume!
For 2:1, use 1 shot cup of Part B and 2 shot cups of Part A. For 1:1 ratio? Use 1 shot cup of each part A and part B (is ok for 1:1 testing at 60mls total quantity for checking resin)
Pour hardener Part B into shot cup from containers. Then tip into Mix cup
Pour base resin Part A into shot cup from containers. Then tip into Mix cup
Ratio by weight!
The only additional equipment required is a set of accurate scales.
1. Place mix cup on scales & tare 2. Pour part B into mix cup. 3. Pour Part A into mix cup.
For 2:1, use 30 grams (1 oz) Part B and 60 grams (2.03 oz) Part A. For 1:1, use 50 grams (1.76 oz) for each Part.