HOW TO USE
This product kit includes (1) 4 oz Fast Set Part A and (1) 4 oz Fast Set Part B Hardener equaling a 8oz kit.
Surface Preparation: All areas must be dry and dust free. Remove all silicone or oil residues before resin application. It’s recommended to use our “No More Dimples” Art Primer or Quick Coat on surfaces that might resist resin.
Application and Mixing Instructions: Artwork and epoxy must be between 70-75°F (21-24°C). Humidity must be under 60%.
Thoroughly mix equal parts of Resin Part A with Hardener Part B in a clean, dust free container with a wooden paint stir stick or low speed mixer. Stir for 1-3 minutes, continuously scraping the sides and bottom of the mixing container. Transfer entire contents into a second container and mix for an additional 1-2 minutes. Pour immediately onto your artwork, leaving a small amount in the container for edges. Spread epoxy evenly over your surface. After applying, bubbles will appear. Use a propane torch held 6 inches from the surface and sweep rapidly across entire surface until bubbles disappear. Process may need to be repeated if additional bubbles appear. This will leave a glass-like finish . For best curing results, room temperature should be between 70-75°F (24-29°C). Cured to the touch in 2 hours, complete cure in 24 hours.
**We recommend you mix small amounts and use a wider mixing cup. The more you mix and the deeper your mix is…the sooner the curing process will start. Although Fast Set contains UV inhibitors, the nature of any fast curing epoxy is to amber faster than an epoxy that cures normally. Use your own discretion when using it on light colors. It also has a stronger smell. For these reasons we recommend you finish your cup with a layer of Artist Resin.
Emergency and First Aide Procedures: Avoid skin contact. Wear gloves when handling. If skin contact occurs, wash immediately with soap and water. If irritation persists, get medical attention. Eye protection is recommended. If eye contact occurs, flush with large quantities of water. If hardener or mixed resin and hardener is swallowed, do not induce vomiting. Dilute by giving water or milk to drink. If resin only is ingested, induce vomiting. Always get immediate medical attention if swallowed. Keep out of the reach of children.
*Not recommended for molds.*
What temperature does Fast Set work best in? Fast Set works best in temperatures between 70-75 degrees F.
What is the working time of Fast Set? After mixing you’ll have somewhere between 5-10 minutes before the epoxy becomes unworkable. You can get the most worktime by observing these tips:
Don’t warm Fast Set before or during mixing
Mix in a wide container with as much surface area as possible
Don’t mix too long
Mix slower. Friction causes heat
Don’t let it sit…mix it and apply it
How long is the cure time? Fast Set will cure to the touch in 1-1/2 to 2 hours and fully cure in 24 hours. If shipping, it is recommended to wait at least 72 hours.
Fast Set is FDA compliant and VOC free, it is made for pours less than 1/4? thick.
How does it react to the heat? Fast Set is heat resistant up to 500° F. You should not expose Fast Set to prolonged heat sources, this could amber the resin. For example: hanging a piece directly over a fireplace where it is exposed to long periods of high heat.
How can I get rid of bubbles? Torch the resin with the recommended torch.
Can I use a hairdryer or heat gun to pop bubbles in poured resin? A hairdryer or heat gun may not produce sufficient heat to pop bubbles in this resin. We recommend using an automatic lighting torch attachment with a propane canister. Even a small artist torch may not provide enough heat to pop bubbles. (See official FAQ page for picture/product reference and additional FAQs!)
My resin got really hot and clumpy. Resin cures by heat- when you mix up resin you should pour it immediately onto your work. If you leave a mass of mixed resin in a container, it will build up heat rapidly and it also dramatically reduces working time. (See FAQs page for full answer.)
Is Fast Set FDA compliant? Yes, all of our resins are FDA compliant (FDA 21 CFR 175.300).