Resin Rockers 2:1 Epoxy Resin FAQs & Pro Tips
How long is the working time with Resin Rockers 2:1 Resin?
The working time is completely dependent upon your work environment (temperature and humidity). The colder the temp or the more humid the environment, the slower the cure. It also depends on the depth of the pour. This is a deep pour resin. It will take much longer to cure if you are pouring 4 inches, as opposed to 1/4 of an inch, like most epoxy resins. Patience is key with this resin, but the results are completely worth the patience.
What is the heat resistance of the 2:1?
282 Degrees F
How do I know my piece is fully cured?
It will not be sticky to the touch. We always recommend you at least give it 24-48 hours before checking. This is a longer working resin.
Does it matter what kind of glitter I use?
YES! Always check the label and make sure it is manufactured with PET – a high heat and solvent resistant material.
Can I mix epoxy and UV?
No, not in a liquid state. You can however dome your pieces made with epoxy once they are cured or layer pieces by lightly sanding with 1200-grit sand paper, wiping with rubbing alcohol, then finishing.
What happens if my Part A (RESIN) turns milky or thick over time?
This can happen due to a temperature shock, especially during very hot or very cold climate changes. This can also happen if you are storing your resin in a humid environment, allowing water vapor to enter the bottle. If this happens there is an easy fix. Simply place your Part A bottle in a hot water bath with the lid off (hot cup or bucket of water), keep switching the water out to make sure it is still hot, until the resin is restored to its normal state. You may also pour it in a cup and bathe it in another cup of hot water and stir until it restores if your bottle is large. This formula is sensitive to storing it per the guidelines is every important.
Is Resin Rockers 2:1 Resin safe?
Absolutely - if you use the proper protective equipment! It is non-toxic and safe to use inside as long as you are in a well-ventilated area. Epoxy resin is a chemical. It is important to protect yourself by wearing nitrile gloves, long sleeves, and the proper mask. See our list of recommended products for safety here.
Is Resin Rockers 2:1 Resin FDA food grade?
To consider a product food safe, the end product must be tested. Since every project is made by a different person, a different way, every product would have to be tested individually. However, once River Rockers cures, if prepared properly, it becomes food safe, per FDA code 21CFR175.300.
What is the heat resistance on this resin?
It can withstand temperatures up to 284 °F / 140 °C