Gel Magic Education

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joe2700
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Re: Gel Magic Education

Post by joe2700 » Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:08 pm

I measure epoxy by volume and thickened epoxy (gel magic, quickfair, ez fillet) by weight. As long as you are accurate either way is fine, just builders preference. I do think mixing thickened products on a flat surface before you apply it to the wood like you mention is a better idea than mixing on the wood. Lexan would work but I just use cardboard.

To your original question about how much to need, on larger glue jobs I usually mix a batch I think will do half, then apply it. Then I see how close to half I got. If I only got 25% I know I need 3x as large a batch to finish, if I covered 75% then I only need a half size batch to finish.

When fiberglassing with liquid epoxy I just do a batch I know I can spread without it starting to cure in the pot, and do as many of those as it takes. On large jobs the end you start at can be mostly cured by the time you get to the finish, but that's ok as long as you do a neat job as you go.



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Re: Gel Magic Education

Post by fallguy1000 » Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:38 pm

Joe-thixotropic is a generic term for epoxy with a thickener in this case
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