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Posted by Norm Lambert
July 18, 2017
Here is an outline of the procedure for patching with Epoxy.com Product #1 and Product #10. Cold cure is identical but you should make even smaller batches and work even faster.
- Mix a small amount of the #10 (mix ratio 2A: 1B).
- Measure accurately and mix for 3 minutes with a proper size mixer.
- Typically very small batches less than a quart can be mixed with a stir stick.
- Larger batches should use a mixing paddle in a low speed drill or similar. Typically mixing paddles are 5 inches or more in diameter.
- Apply a primer coat of #10 at a rate of 250-300 SF per gallon (typically done with a roller) to the substrate the mortar is to be attached to.
- Typically you will allow this to harden to the touch to make troweling into it easy.
- You can trowel into the wet primer in the case of small patches.
- Mortar Patch
- Mix another small batch of #10, using the methods in step 1 above.
- Add Product #82 Mortar Blend Aggregate to the mixed resin in 3a. You can add as much as 50 to 75 lbs. of mortar blend aggregate to a gallon of mixed #10 resin. If the material appears to wet you can add more, if it is too dry add less.
- Quickly trowel the patch into place. Winter Cure Epoxy can set very fast in the bucket.
- Sealer Coat
- After the patch in step 3 has hardened, you can grind off any high spots and fill more material again if needed.
- Then seal the top of the patch.
- Product #10 is thinner than the #1, making it an excellent sealer for sealing up the patch.
- Alternately you can go directly to a very thin coat of #1
- Top Coat
- Mix small batches of #1 using the methods used in #1 above.
- Mix optional Antiskid fine into the coating above at a rate of 8-16 volume ounces of Anti-skid per gallon of mixed resin. 12 ounces per gallon is typical. This is done by mixing the resin first, adding the anti-skid and mixing for another min.
- Quickly apply the material with a roller at a rate of 160-200 SF per gallon per coat. Two coats is recommended.
- Please read all the information below before starting your project.
- Do with Epoxies
- Don’ts with Epoxies
- Surface Preparation
- SDS Product #10 Part A – Hardener Lo-Mod Epoxy Adhesive and Mortar Epoxy Resin
- SDS Product #10 Part Cold Cure B – Lo-Mod Epoxy Adhesive and Mortar Epoxy Hardener
- SDS Product #1A – All Purpose Coating Hardener Component MSDS.
- SDS Product #1B -cc – Cold Cure Epoxy Hardener for Product #1
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Posted by Norm Lambert
January 27, 2016
Installing Epoxy in Coolers and Cold Temperature
Extend Epoxy Installation Season into Winter
I have spoken on this subject here before but this time of year I get a lot of calls and emails about installing epoxy in cold temperatures. Our company started out as an installation company in Vermont. Summers are very short and winters are very long in Vermont. To stay a viable company, we had to figure ways of working through the winter.
Tenting and heating areas during the winter is time consuming and expensive. The solution is found in resin products that will set in low temperatures. The most durable and cost effective options of installation at cold temperatures is Epoxy and Methyl Methacrylate.
Cold Temperature Cure Resins can also be used as a super-fast setting Resinous Mortar or Coating at normal temperatures. Our Cold Temperature Cure Resins used at normal temperature give you quick turnaround time for small jobs, or larger jobs that require a short turn-around time.
Cold Temperatures Epoxies
Cold Temperature Cure Epoxy Resins allow installation to be done at low temperatures as low as 35°F., (although it sets a lot faster at 40°F) expanding your epoxy coating and epoxy flooring installation season. Epoxy.com Cold Temperature Cure Epoxy Resins can also be used in cold storage areas like food processing areas, where the temperature cannot be raised higher than 35° F or so. Normal cured epoxy typically requires 50°F or more.
Depending on how you mix the aggregate into the products below, they can be used as a mortar for overlays, or a grout for sealing between other hardened construction materials.
Commonly Used Cold Temperature epoxies
Product #1 Cold Temperature Cure Epoxy Coating is 100% solids and specially formulated coatings for cold temperature applications. Cold Temperature Epoxy Coating #1 is able to cure at temperatures as low as 35°F. It is has Zero (0) VOCs. Since it has no VOCs, it has no solvent so it meets the strictest possible standard for a low VOC coating. It is often used in coolers and food preparation areas that require constant low temperatures. Product #1 Cold Temperature Cure Epoxy Coating is also frequently used in room temperature applications to meet super-fast cure, limited shutdown needs.
Product #10 Cold Temperature Curing Epoxy Mortar Resin – This product has a low modulus of elasticity (flexibility) and is Low Viscosity. The low viscosity allows heavy loading of the right fillers. The heavy filler loading helps not only to save money, but helps to maintain better thermal coefficient with respect to concrete and steel. The low modulus of elasticity prevents it from being brittle making it less vulnerable to thermal coefficient differences. It also gives it better impact resistance.
You can find more information on cold temperature cured epoxy at: http://www.epoxy.com/EpoxyColdCured.aspx.
Please send me your questions to me by email to email@example.com
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