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Does the blue tint in the Resin Research epoxy resin change the resin tint color on the board?
There is no issue adding resin tint to the Quik Kick Resin. It has a very slight blue optical enhancer that can only be seen in volume, as in the bottle or bucket. When in a thin layer it appears water clear and does not affect the color of the tint.
Would this be the better of the two resin research epoxies to use when glassing in colder temperatures?
Yes Resin Research Quik Kick epoxy cure faster and since epoxy cure time is temperature depandent we recommend Quik Kick in colder temps. You can also pre heat the resin in a warm bath to help it flow better and cure faster.
Am I correct that the optical brighteners in the epoxy resin alter the color of resin tints?
The optical brighteners in the Quik Kick Epoxy Resin to not affect resin tint colors. There is such a small amount you can only see the blue color when the resin is in volume. A thin lamination layer or hotcoat on a surfboard is clear and accepts resin tints and pigments as the true color.
I read that citrus based cleaners like Fast Orange are recommended for cleaning up this epoxy. I tried that product and haven’t had any luck. Any recommendations?
Citrus based cleaners like Fast Orange and Gojo work great for cleaning uncured epoxy. Mutliple washes are sometimes needed depending on what stage of cure the epoxy is in. You can also use Denatured Alcohol or vinegar to clean up epoxy.