SIMIRON Casting Resin is a professional-grade, high-performance, ultra-clear, self-leveling, and high-gloss 100% solids deep-casting epoxy resin coating designed to be poured or cast up to 2-inches thick. SIMIRON Casting Resin is great for river tables, live edge tables and countertops, bar tops, wood finishes, artwork and other creative applications. For a truly custom appearance, SIMIRON Table Top Epoxy can be mixed with pigment and mica powders, glitter, glow-in-the-dark pigments, alcohol inks, resin dyes and tints. SIMIRON Casting Resin can be poured up to 2-inches thick with excellent air release, making it simple to achieve flawless results. It has an easy-to-use 2:1 mix ratio.
- Deep 2” Pours
- Crystal Clear
- Excellent Air Release
- 100% Solids
- No VOC’s
- Safe For Incidental Food Contact • No Odor
- Scratch and Impact Resistant
- UV Resistant
- Extremely Durable • High Gloss
- Blush Resistant
- Water Resistant
- River Tables
- Encasing documents
- Crafts and Hobbies
- Collectible and model making
MAX POUR: 2"
CURE TIME: 72 Hours
MIX RATIO: 2:1
POT LIFE: 300 minCOVERAGE:
- 1/8" - 12.8 sq. ft/gal
- 1/4: - 6.4 sq. ft/gal
- 1/2: - 3.2 sq. ft/gal
- 3/4" - 2.1 sq. ft/gal
- 1" - 1.6 sq. ft/gal
- 1-1/2" - 1 sq. ft/gal
- 2" - 0.8 sq. ft/gal
SURFACE PREPARATION: Surface should be clean and dry. Casting epoxy, molds, and items to be cast should all be at the same temperature. If using wood, it should be clean and dry and free of excessive internal moisture. Properly cover or mask surrounding areas to protect from spilled or dripped epoxy.
MIXING: For best results product should be used at 75-80°F. Combine the Part A Resin and Part B Hardener in a clean container, at the proper 2 to 1 mix ratio by volume. It is very important the proper mix ratio is followed. Mixing a different ratio could cause product to not cure properly and lead to tacky areas or product failure. Mix product using a clean mixer or stick for 3 – 5 minutes. Be sure to mix gently so that excessive air isn’t incorporated during mixing. Mixing too aggressively can lead to a cloudy appearance as well as surface imperfections. Transfer mixed material into another clean container and mix for an additional minute.
- Product should be used immediately after mixing.
- Do not use product that has begun to cure.
- Do not mix product longer than eight minutes.
- Over mixing will prematurely initiate the curing process.
INSTALLATION: Simiron recommends that all application instructions be followed to ensure satisfactory results. Product must be between 75 – 80°F before use. Product container may be placed in warm water until proper temperature is achieved. Environment must be between 75 – 80°F during application and curing process. Environment should also be free of dust and other airborne contaminates. Before starting a project, care should be taken to ensure that enough SIMIRON Casting Resin is available to complete the project. A shortage of material may result in undesired results.
SEAL COAT: It is best to determine if your surface needs a seal coat before starting your project. Seal coats are important because porous or rough surfaces may lead to excessive air bubbles. Seal coating the surface will help prevent air bubbles from attaching to the surface. SIMIRON Casting Resin may be used as the seal coat. Porous or unsealed wood such as tabletops, bars, hardwood, barnwood, knotty wood or other types of wood should be sealed before applying flood coat. Well-seasoned or dry wood such as barnwood or kiln dried wood may require multiple seal coats. When pouring over aluminum, copper, stainless steel, plastic laminate (like Formica®), or other non-porous surfaces a seal coat is not needed. Be sure that these surfaces are clean and free of contaminates such as oil or grease. Allow any stains, varnishes or other coatings to completely dry before applying seal coat overtop. Do not apply over oil-based finishes. Delicate objects such as pictures may be damaged by epoxy resin and should be sealed with an acrylic or polyurethane coating before embedding with epoxy resin. If a seal coat is needed only mix a small batch of material, as the material will cover a much larger area. Use a brush to spread a thin coat over the surface. Allow seal coat to dry a minimum of 4 - 6 hours before applying the flood coat.
EDGES: Flood coats may be allowed to run over the edges. Vertical edges will not be as thick as horizontal surfaces so be sure to use a brush to ensure the coating is evenly applied on the edge. Drips will form underneath the edge during the leveling and curing process. Using a flat scraper, excess drips can be removed prior to final curing. Drips that harden can be removed by sanding once the coating is fully cured.
REMOVING AIR BUBBLES: Allow the flood coat to level for 15 minutes after application before starting the air bubble removal. Air bubbles are created from product mixing, application and surface tension so it’s perfectly normal to see these, but it is important to remove them. The best tools for removing air bubbles are a handheld propane torch or heat gun. Hold the torch or heat gun approximately 6 – 10 inches away from the coating and quickly move around the surface. You will see the air bubbles pop immediately. Continue doing this method every 10 – 15 minutes until all bubbles are removed. This may take up to an hour to remove all entrapped bubbles. Prevent the torch from getting too close to the coating and do not hold the torch in one area for too long, as scorching can occur.
FLOOD COAT: To prevent pooling and an uneven coat of material, ensure that the surface to be coated is as level as possible. Flood coat can be applied up to 2” thick. If thicknesses greater than 2” are desired, then multiple coats will need to be applied. Allow flood coat to cure between 16 – 24 hours before applying a second flood coat.
Apply flood coat by starting on one end and pour the resin the entire length of the surface. Evenly pour the mixed resin across the surface using a zig-zag pattern. After all material is poured, do not try to scrape any additional material out of the container. Material will begin to flow and self-level. If there are areas where thicker amounts of material may have been poured, you may move it around using a notched plastic trowel, squeegee or foam brush.
ADDITIONAL COATS: Allow flood coat to cure between 16 – 24 hours before applying a second flood coat. If allowed to cure for longer than 48 hours, it is recommended to lightly sand the surface using a 220 – 300 grit sandpaper to ensure proper adhesion between layers. Wipe sanded surface clean with a tack-cloth or solvent such as acetone or denatured alcohol so that no debris from sanding is entrapped. Follow flood coat application directions again for each additional coat applied.
CURING: After application of the final coat, the coating should be allowed to properly cure in a controlled, clean, and dust-free environment free of contaminates at 75 – 80°F for 24 - 48 hours. Allow coating to cure a minimum of 5 days before returning into full service.
- Do not use in low-temp.
- Do not apply over 2” thick.
- Do not use material that has crystallized.
- Do not use over oil-based products.
- Do not use in high humidity conditions.
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DetailsCurrent Stock:SKU: 40005610Weight: 15.00 LBSWidth: 15.00Height: 14.00Depth: 10.00