will a low temperature make resin kick slower?

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  1. LeMarchand

    LeMarchand Sr Member

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    I was wondering if resin will kick slower if it has a low temperature. Asking because i need to fill a 400 cc mold and i currently only have fast setting resin handy and i can't fill the mold fully before the mixed resin starts curing and becomes too thick to fully fill the mold. So, if i put A and B in the fridge and mix them when they have cooled, will i have more time befor it kicks?

    Thanks,

    MArc
     
  2. exoray

    exoray Master Member

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    Yes, you will gain a few minutes, probably even double the working time on a fast kicking resin...
     
  3. blufive

    blufive Sr Member

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    It will work sometimes. I've even read where some people keep a small 'fridge in their workshops just for their resin.

    :)
     
  4. vaderman1701

    vaderman1701 Well-Known Member

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    You can also try chilling the silicon mold as well. In theory it should slow the cure process down withthe resin. I know when you heat the mold it accelerates the cureing time.

    Scott
     
  5. trooperprop

    trooperprop Well-Known Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>(vaderman1701 @ Jun 15 2006, 04:31 PM) [snapback]1262155[/snapback]</div>
    Hi,

    Do not cool your mould in the freezer. I did that once and there was
    condens when I casted the resin leaving strange marks on the casting.

    Greetings,

    BasD
     

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