Tacky epoxy

Discussion in 'Fiberglass and Composite Boat Building' started by alyeska, Oct 3, 2009.

  1. Herman
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    Herman Senior Member

    Good to hear. You saved yourself some trouble...
     
  2. elhix
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    Be glad it's not blush, I've been using some Ampreg 21 a while - blushes like a... (I can't think of an acceptable simile). The amount of extra work involved in washing all the amine off a large part or section of boat is considerable. I liked the sp resin for it's low viscosity and pleasant biscuity odour but won't touch it again as it blushed every time. I'm now back using Sicomin resin which never seems to blush - go figure.
     
  3. Herman
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    Same experience here. Which type of resin from Sicomin do you use?
     

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    Remember that the palatibility of the odor is no predictor of toxicity! The cycloaliphatic amines (Like DETA and TETA) typically smell rather pleasant but are simultaneously the most toxic of the curing agents, and can easily enter your bloodstream in significant amounts through inhalation.

    Jimbo
     
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