Mercury Epoxy - 5 minute, 15 minute, 30 minute

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Mercury Epoxy - 5 minute

Mercury's Epoxy gives you plenty of time to get the brass tubes inserted and positioned in your pen blanks. If CA sets up too quickly or you don't like it's fumes, then you need epoxy. Mercury Epoxy is available in three different set times - 5 Minute, 15 Minute, and 30 Minute. This 8 oz kit provides two 4 oz bottles, one each of resin and hardener. This epoxy is made right here in the USA - Atlanta, GA. It has incredible shear strength and gap filling capability and is great for blanks with slightly oversized holes. Aside from making pens, this epoxy is great for many other projects. If you need and adhesive that sets quickly, has incredible strength, is waterproof, and fills small gaps, then you need Mercury's Two-Part Epoxy.

  • Every once in a while we get questions about Epoxy hardening, or getting chunky. Let’s see if we can answer that question, and address this concern —

    What it looks like:
    Crystallization shows up as cloudiness, free floating crystals, crystal masses, or as a completely solidified mass.

    Cause:
    The hardened resin is due to the purity of our epoxy and most likely a result of temperature. Whether that is a temperature change, or from being stored in a cold place.

    Why it happens:
    The Crystallization that occurs is the same process that causes honey to crystallize in your home. The crystallization phenomenon is possible in all epoxy resin and hardeners that is very pure. Epoxy crystallization is very similar to other crystal growth. High purity, low viscosity, impurities, extreme cold, and temperature cycles all increase the probability of occurrence.

    Fix:
    The fix is the same as it is for crystallized honey — heat it up. You can heat the resin in hot water, or microwave it for a few seconds (duration depends on the power of your microwave — GO SLOW and BE CAREFUL!). This will dissolve the crystals and restore the epoxy to a useful state.

    For those of you suffering from insomnia, here’s a technical brief on this phenomena —