View Single Post
Old 04-03-2010, 09:28 PM
  #5  
Charlie P.
 
Charlie P.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Port Crane, NY
Posts: 5,088
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Epoxy Mixing Ratios.....

I would not recommend it. I have done gallons of epoxy with various boating projects and nowhere did I find messing with the mix ratio as a means of adding time. Temperature, yes. Various hardeners, yes. But starving the hardner will result in uncatalyzed resin that never hardens. The 50/50 mixtures have more than just the resin & hardener in the seperated bottles. You may get away with it or you may not. Why risk it. Just get a longer pot life epoxy (I only use 30 minute or even longer with the West & System Three epoxies).

Here's a free read. http://www.systemthree.com/sys3news/?cat=6 All about epoxies and additives.