Whether you work with fiberglass, cement, wood, ceramic, metal or plastic, epoxy adhesives guarantee you an ultra-resistant adhesion. After choosing the epoxy resin suited to your needs, all you have to do is carry out your project. This guide explains how to correctly use a two-component epoxy adhesive to obtain a perfect result.
What Is Epoxy Resin Glue And What Is It Used For?
An epoxy adhesive is composed of two components – the re epoxy sine and a curing agent – which combine to form an extremely powerful glue. The two components of the epoxy glue are first stored in two separate compartments and are not mixed until the application. This mixing can be done in a double compartment syringe or manually, in a tray. To obtain a perfectly effective adhesive, the two components must be dosed in equal parts: a dose of epoxy resin and an equivalent dose of hardener.
After mixing, you can apply the glue. For a short time, you can still move the items to be glued. This period during which the bonding is not final lasts between a few minutes and a few hours depending on the product you use. Then the glue will reach its final stiffness after several hours.
How To Remove Epoxy Glue?
Epoxy resin glue is made to last. Suffice to say that it is better to avoid overflowing around the area to be glued. If this happens to you, do not panic, there is a solution. Here are some tips for removing excess epoxy glue.
- Remove dry epoxy glue: If the glue has dried and hardened, you can remove it by sanding or scraping the surface.
- Remove not yet dry epoxy glue: If the glue is still flexible, it can be removed more easily. Rub the area with a cloth moistened with acetone or isopropyl alcohol until the glue softens.
- Remove epoxy glue from the skin: An advice is to put on gloves to apply epoxy resin glue. However, if you drop it on your skin, do not delay in removing it; hot water and soap will be enough.