Surfacing agent shelf life

Discussion in 'Fiberglass and Composite Boat Building' started by pescaloco, Jan 8, 2009.

  1. pescaloco
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    pescaloco Senior Member

    hello,

    Quickie question Re: surfacing agent
    I have a can from 2007 and the wax has completely seperated from the liquid.
    Do you think it is still good, if shaken well ?

    thanks
     
  2. ondarvr
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    ondarvr Senior Member

    It's just styrene and wax and if the styrene is still clear it should be fine. Just shaking it won't work though, the can needs to warmed so the wax will melt back into solution. Be careful, it only needs to be warmed up not over heated or cooked.
     
  3. pescaloco
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    pescaloco Senior Member

    Hey thanks

    I looked inside the can and it had a crystaline looking mass of wax and thought it might be all done.

    I will warm it up, and get it desolved

    thanks again
     
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