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(left) Pipe Repair Kits ------------ (right) Metallic Paints for Wet Environments


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(left) Basement Leak Repair ----------- (right) Window Sill Rot Repair

 

 


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FREE COATING THICKNESS GAUGE

epoxy film gauge

For a limited time, purchase more than $250 worth of product

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Several high volume, core Favorite Products have a Quick Purchase Option. This option allows you to skip going to our Contact Page and our Storefront Primary Page and takes you directly to the storefront category section where this product is located for purchase. All legal terms, conditions and disclaimers still apply. To access this Quick Purchase Option, click on the product name. --- Basic No Blush clear marine epoxy --- Bio Clear 810 table top epoxy --- Wet Dry 700 underwater epoxy --- Aluthane aluminum paint --- Fumed Silica (thickener and fishing aid) ---


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ALUTHANE - MOISTURE CURED URETHANE (mcu) COATING

aluthane.html - an aluminum filled moisture cured urethane used as a primer or topcoat over wood, fiberglass, metals and epoxies. Amazing bond, attractive gray/aluminum color that can be painted over. Used on bridges, trailers, fences, porches, old boats, metal tanks, etc. 40-300 degree temp ratings.



PIPE WRAP LEAK REPAIR METHODS

pipewrap.html - using epoxy and fiberglass cloth to wrap thin, leaking, or damaged pipes in industrial settings



PIPE WRAP KITS

pipewrap2.html - water activated, polyester resin (not epoxy) kits



LEAKING BASEMENTS

cellar4u.html - leaks in your basement where the wall meets the floor? What you can do about it

pipe repair leak kit


UNDERWATER EPOXY REPAIRS

under4u.html - epoxy products you can apply and use underwater (plus picture at uwpaint.html)

underwater issues and epoxy basics ( uwhistory.html )


PATCHING CONCRETE

patch.html - professionals use epoxy and sand for patching concrete


SWIMMING POOL REPAIR

swimpool.html - repairing water filled swimming pools with special epoxies 


ENGINE CYLINDER REPAIR

splash_zone_epoxy_a788.html  - off label use of Splash Zone A-799 epoxy for engine repair


WINDOW SILL ROT REPAIR

rot.html - lots of window sills develop rot. How to fix them


SEALING TINY CRACKS / LEAKS /HAIRLINE CRACKS

capt.html - Capt Tolley's creaking crack sealer comes in two sizes


LEAKY BASEMENTS SEALING TINY CRACKS / LEAKS /HAIRLINE CRACKS

seal4u.html - lots of basements leak when it rains. Here's what you can do about it


FIXING ALL KINDS OF LEAKS (MORE GENERAL THAN THE ABOVE LINK)

leak.html - how to fix all kinds of leaks

marine epoxy boat repair


COMMERCIAL COATING OF TANKS, WASTE WATER FACILITIES, MANHOLES ETC.

nspcases.html - potable water approved epoxy paint (NSP 120) used for commercial industrial coating projects case studies. This product has its own info page nsp120.html .


SOLVENT BASED EPOXY SEALER AND PRIMER (NOT FOR SALE IN CA.)

esp155.html - ESP 155 is a solvent based epoxy used to seal concrete and wood surfaces and as a primer for 2 part polyurethanes


GLUING WITH EPOXY

glue.html - epoxy makes a great glue, but unlike other glues, don't clamp it too tight!

 

epoxy putty repair

 


PENETRATING EPOXIES - THE TRUE STORY

penetrating4u.html - the term penetrating epoxy is very misleading.....


SEALING WOOD WITH EPOXY - TESTS

woodseal.html - sealing with epoxy - test results


USING EPOXY FOR HOME PROJECTS

home4u.html - basic info for the use of epoxies for home use

window rot epoxy repair

 


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EPOXY GEL FOR LEAKING BASEMENT SEAMS

crackcoat.html - use Crack Coat (tm) for damp crack repair in basements etc.


THICK EPOXY PRODUCTS AND OPTIONS

putty.html - epoxy putty products ring damage, rot, etc. in an old plywood dinghy


SURFACE PREP AND DEGREASING

prep.html - they say that preparation is 90% of any project. Certainly it is with epoxy related projects

 


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Application of  "pply underwater" epoxy paint and putty

for repair and as an adhesive. Underwater swimming pool

epoxy paint and repairs - Wet surface painting.

 Yes, you can apply some special epoxy paint/puttty coatings UNDERWATER

 

1)  application of underwater epoxy paint (photograph) ----- uwpaint.html

2)  underwater repair epoxy saves sinking yacht  ----- cs_boat.html

3)  history of underwater paint putty epoxy ----- uwhistory.html

4)  description / buy links to underwater epoxy paint putty adhesive  ----- under4u.html

5)  epoxy and non epoxies that can be used  (not applied) underwater  ----- immerse.html 

 

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STAB BRUSH - 3 inch wide with 3/4 inch bristles. Most epoxies are too thick for a regular brush. Stab brushes allow you to push and move the epoxy around and 'stab' or poke it into cracks, voids, and corners

REGULAR BRUSH - 2 inch wide and extra thick with synthetic bristles. Use with varnish, paints and thin epoxies. Priced for disposable use.

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Reasons for coating failures

Preparation problem 70%; application problem 12%; environment problem 6%; wrong paint selection 9%; bad paint 1%; adding thinner 2%


"At least 70% of premature coatings failures are traced back to 'surface preparation' whether referring to wood, concrete, or metal. In a commercial recoating project, the costs (and profit) associated with surface preparation are about 70% of the job. How extensive the surface preparation is will depend on the performance expectation of the owner... Know the A, B, C's of surface preparation - visible contaminants, invisible contaminants, and profile."

 

Dr. Lydia Frenzel, The ABCs of Surface Preparation, Cleaner Times, April 2001, pg. 42-44.


DID YOU KNOW...

 

Epoxy coatings are used because of their outstanding chemical resistance, durability, low porosity and strong bond strength.
 

Epoxies consist of a ‘base' and a ‘curing' agent. The two components are mixed in a certain ratio. A chemical reaction occurs between the two parts generating heat (exotherm) and hardening the mixture into an inert, hard ‘plastic'.

Epoxies yellow, chalk (or more commonly least lose their gloss), in direct sunlight (UV). The yellowing can be a real problem. For pigmented epoxies select colors that are dark or contain a lot of yellow (such as green). Even clear epoxies will yellow and cloud up. Often epoxies are top coated with latex or urethanes that will retain their color and attractive gloss. This is particularly true if color coding or matching company colors is important.

Epoxies will harden in minutes or hours, but complete cure (hardening) will generally take several days. Most epoxies will be suitably hard within a day or so, but may require more time to harden before the coating can be sanded.

By their nature, epoxies are hard and brittle. Additives can be added to epoxies that make them less brittle, but generally at the loss or reduction of other positive epoxy properties such as chemical resistance.

Other clues of cheap epoxies include ‘induction time' (after mixing the two components the mixture must sit for several minutes to ‘self cook' before being applied).

The best time to recoat epoxy is within about 48 hours after the initial coat. Because epoxies take days to reach full cure, a second coat applied shortly after the first coat will partially fuse to the first coat rather than forming a simple mechanical bond.

End users can thicken epoxy with many things, Tiny glass spheres, known as micro-spheres or micro-balloons are commonly used. Besides thickening, their crushable nature makes sanding the hardened epoxy easier. On the downside, they work like tiny ball bearings, resulting is sagging and slumping. Another thickener is fumed silica (a common brand name is Cabosil (tm)) which looks like fake snow. About 2 parts fumed silica with one part epoxy will produce a mixture similar in texture and thickness to petroleum jelly. Micro-spheres and fumed silica can be combined together.

Fisheyes are areas on a painted surface where the coating literally pulls away for the substrate leaving a coatingless void or fisheye. Often fisheyes are caused by surface contaminants such as a bit of silicon, wax, or oil. I have also seen them on clean plywood where epoxies paints have been used as sealers and the problem might be due to uneven saturation (soaking-in) of the epoxy into the wood. Surface tension plays a big part in fisheyeing. There are some additives that can be mixed into the epoxy that will reduce surface tension. Likewise, on wood, applying several coats of solvent thinned epoxy, instead of one coat of unthinned epoxy, seems to work well. Applying a thick coat of epoxy over a contaminated fisheye surface will bury the fisheye but expect the coating to peel away in the future. As a rule of thumb, always suspect some sort of surface contamination as the primary cause of fisheyeing.

Adding a bit of solvent to a solvent based or solvent-free epoxy is something that most manufacturers would not officially approve of and something that might not work with all epoxies. However, it can be done (unofficially) with the epoxies I deal with. Adding solvent to these epoxies will: 1) thin them out; 2) increase pot life; 3) allows them to flow off the brush/roller a bit more smoothly; and 4) perhaps allows them to ‘soak-in', penetrate, or may be soften, the substrate just a little bit. Not change is visible in the epoxy unless 12% or greater solvent is added. With that amount of solvent, the epoxies no longer cure with a glossy finish.

It is best to use epoxies with a mix ratio close to 1 to 1 as opposed to something 4-1, 5-1, etc. because errors in the mix ratios can be more pronounced with the latter. That said, no matter what the mix ratio is, some epoxies are more forgiving of mix ratio errors than others. One ‘trick' of epoxy vendors with odd or very sensitive mix ratios is to sell calibrated pumps that disperse the epoxy components in exact amounts.


How Thick? How thick should your coating be? Economics play a major role in determining how much coating to apply. One U.S. gallon contains 231 cubic inches. That's only 1.6 cubic square feet of surface at one inch thick and that's also assuming a solvent-free product. If the product is 25% VOC (i.e. 25% solvent) then dry thickness/coverage will be 25% less. Again, assuming a 1/4 inch thick coating (250 mils) maximum coverage will still be only 6.4 square feet per gallon. A solvent-free (100% solids) epoxy coating applied at 16 mils will cover 100 square feet per gallon (note: the wall paint in your office is probably 2-4 mils). While thick coatings sound like a good idea, they use so much product that they must be made very cheaply so that coating 1,000 or 10,000 square feet can still be done at a competitive price. A high quality, fairly expensive product with a coverage rate of 100 sq. feet or more per gallon, on the other hand, will have a low enough cost per sq. foot to provide both economy and top quality.


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