Joined: Wed Jan 05, 2011 10:03 am Posts: 17 Location: Vermont
I epoxied the holes in my recent DIY Splitboard last night and used the Voile recommended G Flex Epoxy.
I filled the holes in my basement, which is a little cold, so I knew it would take longer for the epoxy to cure. When I woke up this morning the epoxy was still tacky so I brought it upstairs and leaned it near one of our floor heating vents.
So my question is, how long do you think it will take to cure? Anyone else use this style epoxy?
Joined: Sat Apr 04, 2009 10:32 am Posts: 569 Location: Dethbridge, AB
Assuming it was G/flex-650 you used...
West Sytstems wrote:
Mixed at a 1:1 ratio, G/flex gives you 45 minutes of working time at room temperature. It reaches an initial cure in 7 to 10 hrs and full cure in 24 hrs.
So give it a full 24 hrs at room temprature before you start sanding and playing tough screwing down inserts. When using any type of two part resin it's best to follow the instructions to the T. Also, if you do it at decent room temprature, no outside heating should be required. The curing process is an exothermic reaction, it gives off heat as it cures.
You should be good to go by this weekend. I've use the 650 for all the boards I've done so far. I have noticed that sometimes I get a thin sticky film on the top but the epoxy is cured below. So if it still feels tacky after a few days, try taking a cloth to just a small spot and see if it rubs off.