2 x 5l part b bottle. Deep casting truly water clear high uv resistant resin, that provides a deep water pool effect.Tintable for a blue water effect and castable to around 50 mm in one pour. Ideal for river resin tables of all sizes, backlit benchtops and feature entrance doors.
River resin is formulated for deep casting work, ranging from 1 mm to 50 mm. Wood requiring knot hole and crack filling, of up to 15 mm, is best achieved using solid cast 606 clear casting epoxy resin. This resin poured out over a flat wood surface will also achieve a 1 mm deep extra hard gloss finish equal to 50 coats of varnish. River resin table large surface area resin art table timber equal to 50 coats of varnish food contact safe.
Mixing ratio 2:1 volume. Pour depth 1 mm 50 mm. Temperature resistance up to 80 degrees celsius. Note: gradual thickening occurs during the curing process and can capture air bubbles rising out of the crevices of a natural wood edge. To avoid this occurring, pre-seal natural wood edges with a liberal coating of solid cast 606 clear casting epoxy resin.
Please note, river resin deep cast epoxy resin and hardener require pre-conditioning with heat prior to using for maximum clarity. The mixed material should be poured out a few centimeters above the river resin cavity. Allow time for the resin to slowly flow along the cavity.
The depth of a pour should be between 15 mm and 50 mm to create an effective safe exotherm reaction temperature. Allow 5 minutes for the resin to fully fill out the cavity then further top up if necessary.
River resin has a low exotherm providing two hours working time at 25 c and 40% humidity. A touch dry cure will occur in around two days, during this period, a second mix can be poured on top giving chemical crosslink.Full cure requires two further days prior to sanding the surface. Note: curing should be at a constant 25 c with a minimum drop down temperature of 20 c. Sanding back surplus resin is the next step. A belt sander with 80 grit paper quickly cuts back the cured epoxy resin.
Next switch to an orbital sander using 80 grit paper. Subsequently continue with 120, 180, 240, 320 grit papers.Further clarity and glass like surface appearance is dependent on how finely the surface is finished. Advanced finishing requires sanding with 500, 800 and 1500 papers. This can be water assisted wet and dry paper sanding. Once all sanding is finished, apply a wood finishing oil to the entire wood and river resin surfaces. This will give a satin finish to the entire piece.
A further step can be buffering with an automotive fine cut and polish compound. This will give the entire surface a polished finish, it's all a matter of choice.Mix : 2 part a to 1 part b by volume, into a straight sided mixing container. The batch mix size can be up to 16 litres for mixing in an open pail or bucket. Blend with a paint mixer using a power drill on slow speed.
Mix evenly for several minutes until an even clear mix is achieved. Air bubbles will quickly rise out once poured. Always keep caps on bottles when not in use. Store at room temperature (18) away from direct sunlight.
Do not store on concrete floors. Work in a well-ventilated area. Avoid contact with eyes and skin.
Wear protective gloves and glasses when mixing and using. Uncured material can be removed with a solvent or methylated spirit followed by washing. Always wear a mask when using any solvent cleaner.
Note resins and hardeners' have a tendency to go thick and cloudy in cold weather. Check materials are clear and free flowing before using.Material can be reconstitution by standing the bottles with caps removed, in very hot water and stir the contents until the liquids are runny and non-cloudy. Allow to cool back to room temperature before proceeding with mixing. Thickness 1mm - 4mm 4 - 5 days 22 - 26 hrs.
Thickness - 5mm 2 days 16 - 20 hrs. Thickness 50mm 1.5 - 2 days 12 - 16 hrs. This item is made of epoxy.