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pigment used to marble now what?
Posted by: David Barrett (209.17.40.---)
Date: November 25, 2018 03:27PM

I used pigment instead of the powder. Now it is not drying. What can I do to fix it? Can I apply a light coat of epoxy again? Do I need to start all over? This is the last step for me before it is finished. I read the past posts and I see powder is used. I am looking for a remedy for my situation to save this rod.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 11/25/2018 03:29PM by David Barrett.

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Re: pigment used to marble now what?
Posted by: roger wilson (---.hsd1.mn.comcast.net)
Date: November 25, 2018 04:10PM

David,
Raise the temperature on the rod to 100 degrees for a week and see if the finish is dry after that process.

If necessary, just make a cardboard box that would fit over the drying rod and put a few light bulbs in side to raise the temperature around the rod.



Good luck

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Re: pigment used to marble now what?
Posted by: Lynn Behler (---.97.252.156.res-cmts.leh.ptd.net)
Date: November 25, 2018 05:23PM

Take Rogers advice, but just for the heck of it, define pigment.

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Re: pigment used to marble now what?
Posted by: David Barrett (---.dhcp.mdsn.wi.charter.com)
Date: November 25, 2018 05:30PM

CRB Marbling Pigment (1oz)
SKU: #MARB
$6.95

Thanks Roger

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Re: pigment used to marble now what?
Posted by: Victor Heal (---.sub-174-255-2.myvzw.com)
Date: November 25, 2018 07:36PM

I would be quicker to blame improper mixing of your epoxy than the pigment. Give it a day or two in a warm room. If it doesn't setup, you will have to clean it off and redo it.

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Re: pigment used to marble now what?
Posted by: roger wilson (---.hsd1.mn.comcast.net)
Date: November 26, 2018 05:15AM

David,
We can all learn from your experience.

i.e. any time that something new and unusual is going to be done - it is a very good idea to test the concept, materials, and methods - on a test subject - before the idea is carried out on the final product.

I really don't know the issue with your problem, but I do know that chemicals can be quite touchy when it comes to proportions in the mix. It could be possible that there was a bit much pigment in the mixture that caused the problem, or it may be an entirely different issue.

Let us all know how it all works out.

Be safe

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Re: pigment used to marble now what?
Posted by: Tom Kirkman (Moderator)
Date: November 26, 2018 08:18AM

Too much pigment, of any kind, can affect the setting and curing of the epoxy. Not saying this is your specific problem, but it's one more thing to look at.

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Re: pigment used to marble now what?
Posted by: Nuno Paulino (---.dsl.telepac.pt)
Date: November 26, 2018 09:47AM

What Tom says fits perfectly with what happens with the kind of pigment used in this situation and for strange that it sounds some colors of this pigment take more time to cure than others.
Let it cure for a few more days and than apply other coat of finish.

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Re: pigment used to marble now what?
Posted by: Lynn Behler (---.97.252.156.res-cmts.leh.ptd.net)
Date: November 29, 2018 08:57PM

David, did you have any luck?

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