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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 2000CE. 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.
Whats the recomended Shelf-Life of the Resin and Hardener?
As long as the Resin Research epoxy is stored with the caps on tight the resin has an infinite shelf life. In cold temperatures the resin may become more viscous or even freeze solid. If this happens simply put the bottle in a hot bath and the resin will re-liquify and can be used.
I'm building a 12.5 ft flat water SUP (think 8 inch rails). Is the resin available with a slow hardener?
Yes we can provide SLOW hardener with the resin. Please put a note at checkout to include SLOW Hardener.
I\'m doing a cut lap. When do I cut the glass? Do I wait for the resin to fully cure?
You have to let the resin tack up to semi-solid before cutting the lap with a razor blade. A good test is to touch the resin on the board with your finger and if it's sticky but does not stick to your finger an pull a string of resin then it's ready to cut. You can also let the resin fully cure and cut through, it's just requires more force to cut through the solid cured resin. It's easier to cut when the epoxy is in a softer state.
The "cure time" for RR fast hardener is stated as 2.5 hrs. What is the definition of that "cure time"? What is the time required before the board can go in the surf?
Epoxy cure times stated is approximate time for the resin to cure to about 90% of it's total strength, where it can be handled with no worries of deformation. The cross linking of the epoxy molecules is a rather quick reaction and to the 90% value then the cure "creeps" to 100% strength over then next 7 days. You can surf the board any time after glassing it.