UVPoxy will produce a high-build, crystal-clear, durable finish that resists yellowing, fading, and cracking over time.
As an ideal solution for woodworkers, artists, and craftspeople, our UVPoxy Kit is a professional quality, high performance epoxy system that’s UV stable and produces a
high-build, crystal-clear finish. UVPoxy is perfect for coating, bonding, and more. Being developed for commercial-grade applications, UVPoxy resists yellowing, fading, and cracking. This epoxy is extremely durable, capable of withstanding heavy use in high-traffic venues, including nightclubs, bars, and restaurants. It is self-levelling and you can build it up in ¼” layers to your desired thickness.
UVPoxy is perfect for embedding mementos such as coins, photos or other memorabilia, it is also commonly used for see through encapsulation, the making of jewelry and much more.
UVPoxy will leave you a crystal clear, brilliant surface that accentuates and magnifies the material below it.
Crystal Clear, high build finish
Self-Leveling, High Gloss
Excellent Air Release Qualities
Excellent Color Stability
Wets out substrates well
Improves Surface Appearance
Scratch Resilient & Maintenance Free
Eliminates Craters, Crawling and Fish Eye
Maintains integrity over sharp edges
Tough Water Resistant Finish
Will not blush or sweat under high humidity
The best way to speed up the cure is by adding heat to the area that your project is in. Every 8C can cut the cure time in half. If the epoxy is heated too much, though, it can cure too quickly and may crack or bubble excessively.
Hardeners tend to amber over time when exposed to sunlight, air, or humidity. This doesn’t affect the cure or performance of the product. Only the appearance is affected.
Liquid Plastic requires no extra attention to get rid of air bubbles because it releases them on its own due to its long cure time and low viscosity. If you’re pouring over a surface that may release air during the 3-day curing process then those bubbles may get trapped and ruin your crystal-clear look. A sealer coat is advisable in this case.
UVPoxy is a much thicker and faster curing epoxy, which requires extra attention to bubbles. A torch or heat gun is advisable for popping any surface bubbles, and slow mixing/folding of the product helps to avoid excess air entrapment in the batch. Using a pressure pot works well for all our products.
The white or crystallized product may form when resin sits for a prolonged period of time or if it freezes. To remove the crystallization, simply heat the resin to about 120F for an hour or two. This should bring it back to a clear state.
Possible causes are:
- Low temperature. The epoxy will need more time to cure if your room temperature is lower than the recommended range. Applying heat to the project will help it finish curing.
- Off-ratio mixing. There may have been too much or too little hardener, which directly affects the cure time of the batch.
- Insufficient mixing. You may not have mixed long enough for the resin and hardener to be adequately mixed for a proper cure. Always mix thoroughly for a minimum of 3 minutes.
- Incorrect resin or hardener. Using UVPoxy resin or hardener with Liquid Plastic resin or hardener will cause under curing, overreacting, or other adverse effects to the batch.
Our products are rated with similar heat resistance to any on the market. No epoxies are heat proof or fireproof so leaving a hot pan or item on the surface will leave a visible mark.
For a sealer coat, you can get 100 sq. ft. out of a 4L Kit and 50 sq. ft. for a flood coat. Warming up the resin will allow you to get extra coverage out of your kit.
Here are some helpful tips for getting that perfectly smooth finish:
- If you are applying to wood, a sealer coat is highly recommended as wood is porous.
- Warm up the resin slightly to increase flow and to improve mixing and air release.
- After evenly applying UVPoxy, use a torch or heat gun to pop all bubbles that form for the first hour after pouring.
- Work in a dust-free environment or cover your piece with a tarp once finished to keep particles from landing on your surface.
UVPoxy is designed for thin coatings and filling small cracks. It should be used for applications no thicker than a quarter inch. It has a much shorter pot life, which can be as short as 10 to 15 minutes. In contrast, Liquid Plastic is a casting epoxy designed for encapsulation and casting. It has a 3-day cure time and can be poured to any thickness. Liquid Plastic has a semi-flexible finish that is plastic like once cured, as opposed to UVPoxy, which has a harder and more of a scratch-resistant finish.
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