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Quick tip, mixing epoxy
« on: January 22, 2018, 06:17:19 PM »

Are you one of those who mix up epoxy or other glues on scraps of whatever is to hand? Perhaps a bit of wood or plastic maybe? Well this is your saviour!...

Post-It sticky pads :} Get yourself one of these pads, mix your glue, paint or whatever on the top sheet. Then peel off and dispose when finished with it. A pad lasts for ages. since I've been using this my workbench has been much clearer and less likely to stick an elbow or a valuable part to a cast off bit of scrap with glue on it.

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Re: Here's a quick tip
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2018, 06:20:37 PM »

Top Tip Hully Gully :-))


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Re: Here's a quick tip
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2018, 04:02:23 PM »

Brill tip thanks for that
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Re: Here's a quick tip
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2018, 08:12:40 PM »

Like a wet pad but for glue! That is insired Brian. Take a bow for that one  8)
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Re: Here's a quick tip
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2018, 03:58:06 AM »

 :-))
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Re: Here's a quick tip mixing epoxy
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2018, 11:45:33 AM »


Also,  Post-it-notes under your Hot Glue gun tip while it's on!  O0

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Re: Here's a quick tip mixing epoxy
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2018, 11:46:27 AM »


... and  while drilling holes!
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Re: Here's a quick tip mixing epoxy
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2018, 11:50:42 AM »

AND for writing notes on  {-)


Great tips  :-))
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Re: Here's a quick tip mixing epoxy
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2018, 12:30:04 PM »

epoxy mixing pots- a bunch of cheap disposable shot glasses from Asda about 1 for 20
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Re: Here's a quick tip mixing epoxy
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2018, 01:27:31 PM »

5 p each >>:-(
Ask your local for the throwaways.
Quick wash costs nowt. :-))


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Re: Here's a quick tip mixing epoxy
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2018, 01:35:53 PM »

Also get some of those very small digital scales off of eBay they cost about 3 and you can weigh exact equal amounts whilst putting it onto the post it note
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Re: Here's a quick tip mixing epoxy
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2018, 03:05:54 PM »

Also get some of those very small digital scales off of eBay they cost about 3 and you can weigh exact equal amounts whilst putting it onto the post it note



Reading the instructions first....


Most epoxy adhesives are mixed by volume and resin and hardener are often quite different densities so most are always measured  by volume unless you know the exact weight per ml of each or the instructions say to by equal weight its best by volume.


Laminating and coating resins are usually by weight though.
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Re: Here's a quick tip mixing epoxy
« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2018, 05:37:37 PM »

Well its true - everydays a school day I honestly did not know that cheers for the info!
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Re: Quick tip, mixing epoxy
« Reply #13 on: February 10, 2018, 04:58:02 AM »

LoL I've been using post-its for mixing glue for 20 years or so but I figured it was a terrible waste these days.  The trick for me is to use whatever scrap of paper etc. and fold it over afterwards.  No need to use perfectly good post-its.  Any bit of junk mail you can't return should do.
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Re: Here's a quick tip mixing epoxy
« Reply #14 on: February 10, 2018, 07:47:54 AM »

AND for writing notes on  {-)


Great tips  :-))


Don't be silly. They were never designed for such use.  %%
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Re: Here's a quick tip mixing epoxy
« Reply #15 on: February 10, 2018, 03:19:35 PM »



... and  while drilling holes!



I just use the nozzle of the vacuum cleaner. Actively sucks it all up.
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Re: Quick tip, mixing epoxy
« Reply #16 on: February 10, 2018, 04:11:36 PM »

I think it's better to catch as much as possible rather than vac it all. No matter how good the filter the smaller particles get redistributed across the room. This poses the age old question of whether to dust then vac or vac then dust  {-)  even cleaners will argue over that one  O0


I should have bought some while raiding poundland  {-)
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Re: Here's a quick tip mixing epoxy
« Reply #17 on: February 10, 2018, 04:54:27 PM »

AND for writing notes on  {-)


Great tips  :-))


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