Ecopoxy UVPoxy 4 Litre Kit

Ecopoxy UVPoxy Kit for Woodworkers.  Please review the Ecopoxy website for more specific product details.

$151.00

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Coat and protect your surfaces with UVPoxy.
UVPoxy is a crystal clear, brilliant surface that accentuates and magnifies the material below it.

UVPoxy is a 100% solids epoxy adhesive that can be used for electrical encapsulation to enhance the performance of potted electronic devices and extend life cycles with high impact resistance. It can be spread easily in thin films that is transparent after curing and provides good mechanical and electrical properties. UVPoxy is suitable for applications ranging from electrical potting to jewelry assembly. Other industries such as Fishing Gaff makers have come to know UVPoxy as a tremendous laminating resin which provides highly moisture resistant bonds meeting the performance requirements of salt water fishing.

UVPoxy is a high performance epoxy also used for bar tops and table tops which produces a high build crystal clear durable finish that will never yellow, fade, or crack over time. UVPoxy can endure extremely high traffic areas such as experienced by night clubs and restaurants. UVPoxy is perfect for embedding mementos such as coins, photos or other memorabilia, it is also commonly used for see through encapsulation, the making of jewelry and much more. UVPoxy will self-level and can easily be built up to a depth of 1/4″ thick layers (or more) if desired.

UVPoxy is specifically formulated to resist yellowing caused by sunlight and other ultra violet light sources and to resist scratching, water, and alcohol to provide a long lasting maintenance free protection for your surface.

UV Poxy
Key Features:
o 100% Solids
o Crystal Clear, high build finish
o Self-Leveling, High Gloss
o Extremely Durable
o U.V. Resistant
o Excellent Air Release Qualities
o Excellent Color Stability
o Impact Resistant
o Improves Surface Appearance
o Tough Water Resistant Finish
o Eliminates Craters, Crawling and Fish Eyes
o Will not blush or sweat under high humidity
o Maintains integrity over sharpe edges
o Wets out substrates well
o Will not yellow or distort with age.
o Scratch Resilient & Maintenance Free
RECOMENDATIONS:
Intended Use:
Electronics Encapsulation, Bar, Counter & Table Tops, Imbedding, Art Work, Jewelry,
Crafts, or other applications requiring a crystal clear see through plastic coating.
Surfaces:
Plastic, Fiberglass, Carbon Fiber, Kevlar, Foam, Wood, Metal, Concrete, Granite,
Copper, Stainless Steel, Laminate, Formica, Bamboo, Leather, Ceramic, Fiberglass,
Artwork, Photos, Rocks, Sea Shells, Fabrics, Paper, Dried Plants and much more.
Description:
UV Poxy is a 100% solids epoxy adhesive that can be used for electrical encapsulation
to enhance the performance of potted electronic devices and extend life cycles with high
impact resistance. It can be spread easily in thin films that is transparent after curing
and provides good mechanical and electrical properties. UV Poxy is suitable for
applications ranging from electrical potting to jewelry assembly and composite parts.
UV Poxy is a high performance epoxy also used for bar tops and table tops which
produces a high build crystal clear durable finish that will never yellow, fade, or crack
over time. UV Poxy is perfect for embedding mementos such as coins, photos or other
memorabilia, it is also commonly used for see through encapsulation, the making of
jewelry and much more. UV Poxy has an easy to use 1 to 1 by volume mix ratio, wets
out substrates well, maintains its integrity over sharp corners, it has excellent air release
qualities, and a relatively fast set time which may be accelerated by mild heat to 160F
Working Conditions:
For best results UV Poxy must be used at temperatures from 70-80 degrees F. The
room which you are working in should be clean, dry, dust and insect free. Settling dust
can often cause blemishes on the glossy surface.
Mix Ratio: 1:1 by volume
Work Time: 20 minutes depending on ambient temperature
Cure Time: 48 hours depending on ambient temperature, humidity and thickness.
Set to touch: 4-8 hours
Minimum Recoat Time: 4-8 hours
Maximum Recoat Time: 24 hours
Clean Up: De Natured Alcohol
Recommended Storage: 55 degrees F. through 85 degrees F. with tightly sealed lids.
Application:
UV Poxy should be applied in two stages. The first stage is referred to as the seal coat.
The seal coat is brushed on in a thin layer and is used to seal any pores in the surface
and prevents air bubbles from forming in the following flood coats. This stage is followed
by the flood coat, which will flow and self-level, foam brushes or squeegees can be
used to help spread UV Poxy. Flood coats are applied in 1/8″ layers at a time, as many
as desired can be applied, however one to three coats is average for most table or bar
coatings.
Minimum Recoat Time:
This is the amount of time after the epoxy is applied in a thin film that it will arrive at a
gel state, still wet, but no longer a liquid. To recoat without sanding between coats you
must reapply after this point but before the drying time has completed. Recoating can
usually be done within 4 to 8 hours. If re-coated within this time period no sanding is
necessary between layers.
Imbedding Pictures:
Objects, such as pictures, maps etc. can be imbedded in UV Poxy during the pours.
Most photo quality paper does not require any special preparation however sometimes
thin paper objects must first be sealed. Use a solution of 4 parts white glue and 1 part
water. This will prevent thin paper objects from becoming translucent, this may be done
with a brush. Two coats of sealer is advised. Wait 4-8 hours before pouring UV Poxy.
Imbedding Solid Objects:
(wood, rocks, shells, etc.) All porous materials should first have a seal coat of UV Poxy
applied. This will prevent air bubbles from occurring in subsequent flood coats. Usually
the objects can be set in place before sealing.
Note:
If 24 hours elapsed from time of application/coating, then additional preparation is
required. Lightly sand entire surface with 220 grit sand paper until a light powdery
residue appears and gloss finish has been removed to provide a profile for optimum
bonding. Remove all sanding dust and wipe down entire surface with de natured alcohol
to remove contaminants. At this point the epoxy has reached about 90% of its cured
hardness. UV Poxy still might remain a bit flexible at this point but will complete 100%
curing over the following 2-3 days. If ambient temperature drops below 60 degrees, cure
times can double from the times shown.
Exterior Applications:
Please note that although this product has been UV stabilized and will resist yellowing
better than other epoxies it is NOT 100% UV resistant. Continuous outdoor
UV exposure over months or years will cause the finish to lose its gloss, cause gradual
changes in color and possibly warp.
UV Poxy produces professional results when used correctly, so take your time and
make yourself aware of these common problems often encountered by first time users.
1. Always make sure that your mixing container is clean and your measuring device is
accurate, this product REQUIRES that you mix at a 1 to 1 ratio by weight or volume,
any variances from this can cause the epoxy to stay soft and not fully cure.
2. UV Poxy requires a THOROUGH mixing, typically 4-5 minutes of solid mixing without
excessive whipping of the mixture (whipping will put lots of air bubbles into the epoxy).
Mixing one gallon at a time can require up to 6 to 7 minutes of mixing. Beginners should
never attempt to mix more than one gallon total per batch, 1 quart per batch is
suggested until you feel comfortable with how UV Poxy works.
3. After the two components are poured together and stirring begins the mixture will turn
a cloudy white color, this represents areas in which UV Poxy has not fully combined.
You must continue to mix until all signs of cloudiness and tiny white lines have
completely disappeared.
4. Always scrape the sides of your mixing container and also the stick during those
4-5 minutes. If UNMIXED epoxy remains on the side of the container or the stick it will
cause wet spots on your finished product. Note: While pouring your epoxy onto the
surface NEVER scrape the container to remove every last drop, because no matter how
thorough you mix there will always be an unmixed drop on the side of the container that
will leave a wet spot.
Use of heat if bubbles appear after applying resin to a surface,
To remove small bubbles when resin is wet, apply heat directly above the bubbles and it
will vent out and fill with resin. This can be done with a low-intensity flame such as a
cigarette lighter, a propane torch or heat gun. Using a propane torch also lowers the
viscosity of the surface and flattens it out a bit. Breathing or blowing gently thorough a
straw above the areas that have bubbles is another method that can be employed.
For slightly larger bubbles, a pin or needle can be used. While the resin is still wet, push
the pin or needle into the bubble, then wobble it back and forth to allow the bubble to
reach the surface. It should vent out and the bubble will disappear as it fills with resin.
UVPoxy – A simple math equation will tell you how much epoxy you need when casting.
o There are 1600 mils in a gallon
o There are 1000 mils in an inch
o Multiply Length X Width = Total Square feet.
o Multiply Total Square Feet X desired mils thickness = Total Mils
Divide Total Mils by 1600 = TOTAL GALLONS