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Fumed Silica: epoxy thickener and Fly Fisherman 'trick'

NOTE - THIS PRODUCT IS VERY FINE AND PUTS PARTICLES INTO THE AIR WHEN 'SCOOPING' OR TRANSFERRING- USE PROPER PROTECTION TO KEEP OUT OF FACE AND OFF CLOTHING. DON'T ORDER IF YOU HAVE DUST/BREATHING CONCERNS.

We Proudly sell only hydrophobic (will not dissolve in water - some fumed silicas do) fumed silica - Click Here to learn more about fumed silica - fishing and epoxy thickening - than you really care to know!


Used to gel and thicken epoxies. Looks like fake snow. Extremely light (1 pound equals about 10 quarts) Equal amounts of epoxy and silica produces a mixture similar to thin cake batter. Two parts silica to 1 part epoxy yields an icing like mixture. Increasing the mixture to about 2.5 to 1 results in a fudge like putty. Some fumed silicas are water soluble. Our product is NOT water soluble.


1 quart - $18.50  (equals 120 grams or 4.22 ounces or about 1/4 pound)

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The 2009 West Marine Catalog (page 225) lists 1.7 oz of fumed silica (about 0.8 quarts) for $10.47. It also lists 5.5 oz units (about 2.6 quarts) for $22.99.

Actual microscope photo of our fumed silica. Notice the amorphous lumps.



Recently we've had lots of 1 quart purchases of our hydrophobic (water repelling) fumed silica. We thought this odd as the shipping on one quart is about as much as the product. Turns out that fly-fisherman have been using it (successfully, we assume) to 'dip' their flies into so that they 'act' more like real insects on the surface of the water! A quart apparently is a lifetime supply. We're probably the only '1 quart source' anywhere. ----



"Paul, This is my 2nd order with your company... When a dry fly becomes waterlogged, I squeeze it between layers of an absorbent cloth, then apply the fumed silica with the brush working it into all parts of the fly. It then floats like new, if not better."


And another fly fisherman emailed me: "Well, I'll tell you, the 'right stuff' is magic for flies (and the wrong stuff, like cab-o-si M5 is a disaster!). It can dry out a soggy dry fly and float it better than a fresh one from your fly box. It's especially useful for flies made from feathers or fur that can't be treated with our regular paste type floatants like silicones. And on subsurface flies, it adds a shine and a bubble layer that mimics the naturals as they are about to emerge. People say their treated flies are 2 to 3 times more effective.
But, you can't trust a fly fisherman any more than *any* fisherman, so you need to take that with a large grain of salt."


Scott (9/7/09) "I catch more fish with your product than anything else I've ever tried! Thanks!"


--- I wish I had known this before. My brother was a serious fly fisherman and president of his PA based fly fishing club. When he died (years ago) his ashes were scattered in this favorite fly fishing stream. He could have had free fumed silica for life!


 

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EZ Thick:

An alternative to the every popular Fumed Silica, EZ thick is a cellulose based powder that quickly and easily blends into the epoxy (unlike fumed silica). A 1 gallon unit will thicken about 3 quarts of our No Blush epoxy into something approaching mashed potatoes (in texture and color).


1 quart - $7.50 (about 8.9 oz)

Actual microscope photo of our EZ Thick. Notice the interlocking arms.


 

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Fiber Filler:

POLY MICRO FIBER PULP - 1-2 mm non-wicking polyethylene fibers, used for internal strengthening of epoxy and epoxy mixtures. Can be mixed with other thickeners or fillers.

Actual microscope photo of our Fiber Pulp. Notice the tangled strands.



1 quart - $7.50 (about 2.9 oz)


 

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Micro - Balloons / Micro - Spheres:

MICRO SPHERES -- Used to bulk up or thicken epoxies and permit easier sanding after the epoxy cures. Sags more than Fumed Silica. DON'T BUY MICRO SPHERES IF YOUR SOURCE DOESN'T TELL YOU THE SPECIFIC GRAVITY OF THEIR PRODUCT (it's critical, like the octane rating of your gasoline)! Our 0.6 sg spheres are 15% lighter than most other generally available ceramic micro spheres!


NOW Available - EXTRA LITE micro spheres --- These micro spheres are half again as light as the micro spheres listed above (0.28 specific gravity, 70-75 micron dia.) The extra thin 'shell' results in a white microsphere instead of a gray microsphere color of thicker micro spheres. Lighter means thicker with less sagging and easier sanding. These are the premium, super light micro spheres available only from Progressive Epoxy Polymers!


1 quart - 0.6 specific gravity, 70-75 micron dia. - $7.50  (about 11.2 oz)

1 quart - 0.28 micro spheres - $8.50  (about 5.1 oz)


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NOTE - THIS PRODUCT IS VERY FINE AND PUTS PARTICLES INTO THE AIR WHEN 'SCOOPING' OR TRANSFERRING- USE PROPER PROTECTION TO KEEP OUT OF FACE AND OFF CLOTHING. DON'T ORDER IF YOU HAVE DUST/BREATHING CONCERNS.

Actual microscope photo of our microspheres - "hollow ball bearings."


 
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8070 Wood Flour:

wood flour

 

A favorite thickener and filler with boat builders, smells good too! One Gallon will thicken about 3 quarts of our Basic No-Blush epoxy into something approaching peanut butter, with a color just a bit lighter than peanut butter too. 80 mesh size. An aromatic blend of maple, ponderosa pine, oak, spruce, southern white pine and cedar.

1 quart - $7.50  (about 9.6 oz)


 

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Rock Flour:

For a 'rock hard' filler, such as a keel void filler, not much is harder than rock 'dust' - it really is ground up stone!

1 quart - $6.00 (about 3.3 pounds)

 


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Graphite Powder:

graphite powder

Add 5+ ounces of graphite per quart of epoxy (15% by volume - other sources suggest 10% which is about 6 tablespoons per quart of epoxy) for a slicker, less frictional surface with improved wear resistance and durability. Improves temperature conductivity, electrical conductivity and reduces friction. Sometimes used on boat bottoms that get pulled up on beaches/rocks. Use on rudders and centerboards, and bottoms of dry sailed racing boats. Also sometimes used in seams on teak decks for traditional 'black seam' look. When mixed with epoxy turns the epoxy a very dark, somewhat shiny gray/black. Leaves 'pencil' dust when sanded. Priced cheaper than other suppliers.


1 pound unit - $35 (about 1 quart volume)


 

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Teflon (tm) Powder:

teflon powder

Add 5+ ounces of Teflon per quart of epoxy (15% by volume) for a slicker, less frictional surface. Epoxy actually get slicker as it weathers or when sanded. Not as messy as graphite above. White powder.


half pound unit - $60 (about 1 pint volume)



 
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MIO (Micaceous Iron Oxide) Powder:

Used as an additive / pigment in epoxies and other coatings for anti corrosion on steel surfaces and improved barrier resistance. Used on bridges, boats, etc. Use 3.5 to 4 or more pounds per gallon of coating.



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1 quart (approx. 4 pounds) - $18


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The following info was taken from the http://lamoxindustries.com/Zinc.html web site (8/11)

MIO pigment is used in paints to provide long-term durability. MIO paints have been used continuously since the early 1900's to protect steel.

MIO, also known as specular haematite and flaky haematite, is a natural mineral ore that, after it is refined, consists mainly of Fe2O3. MIO differs in form and shape from the well-known iron oxides that are used as pigments for red, yellow, brown and black pigmentation. MIO shows a flaky, lamellar structure and is dark gray with a metallic sheen. The term “micaceous” is used because the lamellar particles are similar to mica.

MIO is insoluble in water, organic solvents and alkalis and is only slightly soluble in strong acids at elevated temperatures. It is non-reactive with most chemicals and is heat-stable up to its melting point of over 1,500°C.


MIO is used widely in protective coatings due to its outstanding anti-corrosive properties. When MIO is incorporated into a coating at an appropriate level, the flakes align parallel to the substrate surface, producing a shield or barrier of overlapping plates. The flakes are impermeable—a physical barrier is formed to the ingress of the water, oxygen and ions that corrode steel and degrade the binder system. MIO flakes are strong UV absorbers and very weather-resistant. This protects the surface of the binder system from the degrading action of UV and other weathering elements. MIO reinforces the binder matrix and increases the substrate adhesion and inter-coat adhesion.


The size of MIO flakes (normally 40 to 50 µm long and 5 to 10 µm thick) dictates a dry-film thickness in excess of 50 µm to achieve a shield of overlapping flakes. For this reason, MIO is normally found in high-film-build intermediate and finishing coats.

color: red

density 4.8 g/cc

bulk density 1.5 g/cc

specific surface BET 3.60 m3/g

particle size 2.5 mu

PRODUCT MIO powder
   
color red
particle shape lamellar
iron content > 90%
density (g/cc) 4.8
bulk density (g/cc) 1.5
specific Surface BET 1.7 m squared/grams
lamellar content 90%
particle size distribution 20 µm
   
recommended pounds per gallon of coating/epoxy 3.5 - 4
   


 
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Copper powder - flake filler & pigment:

Add copper to your epoxy (or Varnish or other clear coat product). Size: 41 micro flakes - powder. Add 3 - 6 pounds per gallon of our Low V clear epoxy. Use less in thicker epoxies. The copper has some sort of coating to keep it from corroding into a big tarnished lump. The coating makes the copper non conductive. Customers say a mild acid removes the coating. For boaters, sand the finished surface to expose the copper (from the epoxy) and to remove the coating.

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1 pound - $25

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EPOXY/COPPER ------- Save $ ---- 4 pounds of copper and 1.5 gallons of our
LOW V epoxy. Add 4 - 5 pounds of copper to the epoxy for an epoxy paint. Also includes 1 quart of fumed silica to optionally add to the epoxy and copper to reduce epoxy and/or copper from possible sagging on vertical surfaces. $230


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Actual microscope photo of our copper powder. Notice the flat platelets.

copper powder pigment

Copper powder and Low V epoxy

used to coat this birdhouse roof!

works even better in Spar Varnish



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