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Old 03-06-2019, 11:20 AM
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I am having problems finding a supplier that has smooth 9462 Hysol.
The last 3 orders received (all from different suppliers) has yielded a very lumpy (white side) adhesive.
Old 03-06-2019, 12:02 PM
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I put mine in a cup of hot water and it gets smooth and sets up normal.
Old 03-06-2019, 12:09 PM
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I've had the same - mine's all been lumpy recently. Still seems to work fine but has been a bit more difficult to make clean joints with.
Old 03-06-2019, 01:33 PM
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Three cheers to JoelP
I just tried it and I will be darned it works perfect.
Old 03-06-2019, 01:38 PM
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I stopped using hysol after finding the six10 epoxy glue by West system and I think it is much better than hysol.
Old 03-06-2019, 05:14 PM
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That lumpiness is usually due to age of the resin. I have found that it is still usable and does not appear lumpy once cured.
Old 03-12-2019, 11:29 AM
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As JoelP mentioned, warm it up in some hot water. Or, since I'm too lazy to get said hot water, I just heat it up a bit with my heat gun (the one I used to use for ultracoat). But, not too much!

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Originally Posted by JoelP View Post
I put mine in a cup of hot water and it gets smooth and sets up normal.
Heat makes it like new again. It also stays good for the same time a new tube would. Also works on any epoxy. My Zap epoxy are always in the microwave for a few seconds. The UK distributers of Hysol told me of this "relifing" process about 15 years ago.
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I stopped using hysol after finding the six10 epoxy glue by West system and I think it is much better than hysol.
I agree. I ran out of E-40 (the grey Loctite/hysol) and I used a new tube of the six10 that I bought a long time ago. I was very impressed and I think it is maybe a third of the price. I need more practice to not waste so much with the much bigger plunger and tip (it is a caulking gun) but overall it is excellent.
Old 03-12-2019, 03:48 PM
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Be careful warming epoxy up in the microwave. It produces fumes that aren’t easy to detect and can be really bad for you.
Old 03-12-2019, 05:23 PM
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Originally Posted by mr_matt View Post
I agree. I ran out of E-40 (the grey Loctite/hysol) and I used a new tube of the six10 that I bought a long time ago. I was very impressed and I think it is maybe a third of the price. I need more practice to not waste so much with the much bigger plunger and tip (it is a caulking gun) but overall it is excellent.
Hi you could use the regular small size mix tubes just install them inside the plug ,Im usually mixing the glue on the side with wood stick.

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I never use the mix nozzles because you can’t see what’s going in the nozzle. I always dispense on a paper plate and mix like regular epoxy. I have never had a hysol glue joint fail!
Old 03-13-2019, 12:33 PM
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If the nozzles weren't so wasteful I would use them. I've never used Hysol but have used West Six10 for years. Lately I've been using the Jamestown Dist. version too.
Old 03-17-2019, 05:28 AM
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Hi,

What's the cure time like on that 6-10? Is it thick enough to hang upside-down without sagging like Hysol 9462?
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What's the cure time like on that 6-10? Is it thick enough to hang upside-down without sagging like Hysol 9462?
. About 24 hours for complete cure and absolutely no running and sagging in all positions.
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Six10 also has the unique property of liquefying when stirring or adding pressure. You can wet out fiberglass cloth with it.
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Flush the epoxy out of a Nozzle sometime, you waste so little I stopped worrying about it years ago. The insert fills most of the small tube. Squeezing the glue into many joints is what makes them so good, fillets are just a bigger waste of glue and added weight.

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