What is the most important thing to know to properly use H2Poxy-A?
Cautiously Measuring your resin and hardener is an absolute must to ensure that your epoxy will cure securely.
First, determine the volume of elements that your application requires. Start small. If you require more epoxy resin, you can always come back to this step to make another batch to spread the epoxy evenly.
Use a graduated measuring cup to measure the epoxy resin. Be attentive to the bottom of the curved liquid surface, known as the meniscus, meets the line that you are pouring the epoxy to. If your epoxy is warming it will lay flat in the graduated measuring cup but give it a moment to settle before calculating the amount of hardener required.
After you have measured the correct amount of epoxy, pour the required hardener into the mixture. H2Poxy-A systems require a 2:1 ratio by volume. This means you must pour two portions of BASE to every one-part ACTIVATOR. (EPOXY TIP: for satisfactory curing, always be sure that the space you are working, and handling the substrate and epoxy are kept at a temperature of 70-75 degrees Fahrenheit or 21-24 degrees Celsius before mixing your products.)
After mixing give yourself 2 minutes to allow the air to escape.
What is the correct way to mix H2Poxy-A?
Dispense the correct portions of epoxy resin and hardener into a clean plastic, metal, or wax free paper container. Do not use foam containers. Before stirring, consider that mixing epoxy too quickly or too long will induce additional air bubbles into the mixture. Additional bubbles will increase the chances of air bubbles in your final epoxy coat. Stir the two epoxy ingredients thoroughly; time yourself for at least 1 to 3 minutes until the products have a single consistency. Scrape the sides and bottom of your container as you mix and remember to use the flat end of your mixing tool to reach all corners of your container. H2Poxy-A should not have any lines or color of the hardener visible. Quickly pour the epoxy into a roller pan, or into your airless spray equipment to apply immediately, this will extend the Pot-life and working time.
Can H2Poxy-A be applied directly onto porous surfaces?
Be mindful of air emitting from non-sealed substrates. If you are applying epoxy on top of concrete, or other porous surfaces, it is necessary to apply a sheer coat of epoxy before your second coat of H2Poxy-A coating. A thin layer on a permeable material will seal and prevent air from emitting throughout your flood coating. This can be with applying C2M as a primer to concrete or metal or a thin coat of the epoxy. Second coat can be applied when the material is tacky
Can H2poxy-A be sprayed?
When spraying H2Poxy-A you may need to add acetone or xylene so it will more easily move through the hose. Add no more than 3% of acetone or xylene per product volume. Adding these will extend cure time.
What is the optimal thickness of a proper application of H2Poxy-A?
It will depend on your project needs, but an example of a flooring project, the final thickness of applied product should be at a total between 4 to 6 mils, and as high 10 mils which can typically be achieved with one coat or two. Add grit if required and back roll.
I see bubbles arising from the surface after applying H2Poxy-A on my floor, how do I fix or avoid this?
It is essential that if you see air bubbles, you must be prepared to use a heat-gun on to eliminate any bubbles before the resin thickens and cures. Use a heat gun on its low heat levels and aim the gun parallel to the bubbled surface, make sure you are not aiming directly straight down on the bubbles, the heat gun should always be at an angle from the bubbled area.
Can you apply H2Poxy-A onto wet concrete?
YES. H2Poxy-A was designed for wet, damp, and rainy exposure.
Can it be applied directly to wet metal?
Are their anti-corrosives in the H2Poxy-A?
NO. H2Poxy-A is a barrier product, designed to keep the common causes of corrosion, water-Co2-acids away from the substrate. It works best with CRS as a penetrate with five corrosion inhibitors included in the formula.
What is the pot life of H2Poxy-A?
Approximately 30-40 Minutes
Is H2Poxy-A self-leveling?
Can I fill cracks and holes with H2Poxy?
What happens if it starts to rain before it is cured?
Nothing to worry about, H2Poxy-A is water resistant.
What is the re-coat window for paint or more epoxy?
You have 24 hours to paint or re-coat. After that you must sand and put a profile on the epoxy.
If I miss the re-coat window, how can I get paint or another coating on the H2Poxy-A?
How do I clean up after use?
Thinner and or acetone work well.