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Response To:
epoxy ()

David Weaver
is it necessarily true that the slower epoxies are stronger than the fast?

I'm not a regular user of epoxy, but do use it a couple of times a year. When I was putting in my kitchen, I used the glue-on gadgets that hold the sink to the countertop (undermount - you glue threaded rods and then lever against them - they work well, but most people would probably wish for something threaded into the counter -which is less strong than the glue type from what I've read).

I used a 5-minute loc tite epoxy which i later found has a 3500 psi rating. Not knowing any of that, I said to my dad (who was helping), I don't know if 5 minute epoxy will hold the sink up, but I'm also not looking to make a separate trip to go find some late at night.

Shopping later to add "slower and stronger" epoxy back to my shelf, I couldn't easily find anything slow that was significantly higher rated in terms of strength.

I put bill's name above because he often has looked at these things on a chemistry basis and would be more likely to say yay or nay based on something other than what I have (speculation).

And I realize that epoxy can mean a million different things (filled, not filled, industrial, marine, finishes, dental products, auto products) - i'm just referring to the two part unfilled epoxies like this:


(note the drastic difference in psi rating vs. this)

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