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Artificial water, epoxy cast resin and hardener
Artificial water or ice, set of bottles of clear epoxy resin and hardener. Adheres to metal, wood, plastics and mineral substrates (sand/stone). Dries clear/transparent and is UV resistant so it is and remains clear. Can be poured into layers of 5 cm thick, neutral odour (can be used indoors), water resistant (also outdoors). Little heat development, no shrinkage when cooling down. Does not affect underlying lacquers, etc.
Mix components A (Resin) and B (Harder) in the volume ratio 1:1 (Resin:Harder). Be careful with the mixing ratio, deviations will cause incomplete curing! When cold heat the vials slightly, the epoxy will become thinner and is easier to mix. When mixing, air bubbles are formed, let the epoxy rest for 20 minutes so that the air bubbles disappear and the mixture becomes crystal clear. Mix at room temperature. At 20 degrees C the mixture remains liquid for at least 3 hours so that even the smallest air bubbles can escape.
Curing is slow. After approx. 12 hours dust-dry, the mixture reaches its final strength after approx. one week. A higher room temperature accelerates the curing. Minimum processing temperature 15 degrees C.
If several layers are poured on top of each other, the first layer can be sanded dull, this prevents a separation between the layers. This epoxy is not intended to absorb large forces.
Uncured synthetic water can be removed from tools with warm water and soap. Avoid contact with the skin, wear nitrile gloves. Thoroughly clean tools before reuse to mix or apply artificial water. Close opened containers immediately, keep caps free of product residues! Keep out of reach of children. Uncured epoxy resin and hardener must be removed as chemical waste.
Tip: To make an icicle you can take a string of white zigzag water and let artificial water drip past it intermittently. In this way you can build a very natural icicle. Make sure that too much liquid does not fall on, for example, your preparation.