Do you want to start with epoxy, but you don't know how and what yet? In this beginner's guide, we'll explain the basics.
What is epoxy?
Epoxy is a transparent 2-component casting resin that can be used for various applications. By mixing part A and B, a chemical reaction occurs, after which the epoxy hardens.
Starting with a starter pack:
The starter package contains the necessary basic materials to get started, you can optionally order the mold that you want. There are dozens of different colors that you can combine to create a cool end result.
Epoxy is a chemical product, always wear protective gloves. And make sure you pour in a well-ventilated area. If the epoxy gets too hot, fumes can come out. A protective mask is recommended.
Also don't pour in your best outfit, there is a chance that you will make a mess and you don't want the liquid resin on your good clothes.
You're ready to go, your work area is clean and you know that you can leave the mold for at least the next 16 to 24 hours to allow the epoxy to cure.
If you know how many grams of epoxy will go into your mold, you will carefully weigh it (always use a kitchen scale). For example, if 300 grams of epoxy has to be prepared, you first start with 200 grams of A component, then add 100 grams of B component. When you've done that, stir gently until the epoxy resin becomes clear again. Take your time and stir gently, the wilder you stir, the more air bubbles you see.
All our epoxy resins have a mixing ratio of 2:1
Use stirrers or silicone sticks to mix, preferably 4 to 5 minutes . Scrape the edges and bottom of the cup well to make sure the epoxy resin is well mixed. A good way to mix the epoxy extra well is to pour the epoxy into another cup. Do this 3-4 times and then you are ready to pour.
After mixing, you can let your epoxy stand for a while before pouring.
You will see that the air bubbles become less. If you still see air bubbles after pouring, carefully use a gas burner to pop the bubbles. Just be careful not to burn your silicone mold, molds can't stand the heat of a gas burner.
Never make too much epoxy resin at once, it's better to make more than to throw away your resin
Do you have any questions, or do you not understand something? Feel free to contact Shopoxy.nl