Additives & Solvents
Additives are ideal for modifying the properties of our resins. They are used to aid flexibility, reduce viscosity and accelerate cure. Useful in different environments and situations where the materials require slight modification to suit your needs.
Isopropyl Alcohol IPA
A general cleaner that can be used to clean virtually any surface. Removes light grease, oils, dirt, food stains etc. Evaporates quickly and leaves surface squeaky clean.
This accelerator my be used to speed up the cure time. Add a small amount of accelerator to pre accelerated resin. Ensure that you mix the accelerator BEFORE you add catalyst.
All resins contain a specific amount of styrene in the formulation which lends to the required viscosity as required by the use of the resin. More styrene may be added to the resin if the viscosity is too high and the resin needs to be thinned for your purpose such as spraying. Styrene may be added by 3 - 7 % of the resin , an increase in this amount may start to effect the properties of the resin.
Wax additive is to make gelcoat into a flocoat / topcoat for boat sheathing, ponds, roofing etc. Used to eliminate tackiness from gelcoat to obtain a tack-free surface.