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Technique Tip-Mixing small amounts of epoxy.

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Technique Tip-Mixing small amounts of epoxy.
Posted by CraigDaModeler on Tuesday, December 23, 2003 12:47 PM
I use several types of adhesives on my projects one of them being 5 minute epoxy. I like this epoxy because it gives you time to set the part, it cures hard and if you get some where it is not supposed to be, typically it can be removed without damaging the surface.

Here is a little tip on how to mix small amounts of epoxy and eliminate waste

Insert flat tooth pick in each side if using tube type epoxy.



Verify there are equal amounts of resin and hardner.



Mix components on the tooth picks. Flip and turn the tooth pics as you go
to get a good mix.



I keep old business cards to set the tooth pics on. You can use a clean tooth pic (round or flat) to apply the epoxy. As you can see, I do this procedure quite a few times in a single sitting!


Craig Naquin 'Nawlins, La "If at first you don’t succeed, keep on suckin’ till you do succeed” Curly Howard
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  • From: West of Chicago
Posted by garyo on Tuesday, December 23, 2003 6:31 PM
I just put a drop or two of each on a small tab of alum foil and mix with tooth pix. Have a ready made applicator and disposable mixing pad.
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Posted by CraigDaModeler on Tuesday, December 23, 2003 6:43 PM
Cool garyo, My problem is getting those one or two drops out of this type dispencer without making a big mess!! Big Smile

Hey if that works for you, it surely can work for others as well!!
Craig Naquin 'Nawlins, La "If at first you don’t succeed, keep on suckin’ till you do succeed” Curly Howard
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  • From: Orange County, CA
Posted by SoCalCarCulture on Tuesday, December 23, 2003 8:31 PM
I use those free CD's from AOL to mix-up small amounts of epoxy, just a drop or two of each part and a smooth suface to mix on!

If you don't get any free CD's in the mail you can usually find them in Computer stores or Book stores for free.
Dave Lindsay http://www.socalcarculture.com
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Posted by CraigDaModeler on Tuesday, December 23, 2003 9:54 PM
SoCal, I'd be leary of using AOL disk for epoxy, might cure too slow or lock up at a critical moment!! Wink
Craig Naquin 'Nawlins, La "If at first you don’t succeed, keep on suckin’ till you do succeed” Curly Howard
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  • From: Orange County, CA
Posted by SoCalCarCulture on Wednesday, December 24, 2003 7:28 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by CraigDaModeler

SoCal, I'd be leary of using AOL disk for epoxy, might cure too slow or lock up at a critical moment!! Wink


No Prob Craig - I'm done using the epoxy before AOL connects...LOL
Dave Lindsay http://www.socalcarculture.com
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    December 2003
Posted by CraigDaModeler on Thursday, December 25, 2003 10:21 PM
Laugh Laugh I hear ya Dave!
It just so happens I was on AOL at the in-laws today and it did not take long to recall why I got rid of it!

As far as using garbage disks, I have about 2000 old business cards between my wife and myself and I ise the heck out of those things.
Here is another CD related tip, jewel cases make great paint test pallets! I have some pre-primed in three colors ready for paint testing. I got this tip from Mr. Kustom, Steve Boutte.
Craig Naquin 'Nawlins, La "If at first you don’t succeed, keep on suckin’ till you do succeed” Curly Howard

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