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Epoxy Pinholes

by texanbuildings
posted 02-02-2017 06:46 PM


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MrUnix

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#1 posted 02-02-2017 09:14 PM

Open them up a little with a dremel or similar and heat the epoxy and work piece slightly so it flows better. Putting epoxy in the pinhole and then agitating it with a toothpick or paper clip after application will also help remove any bubbles that may still be present.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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papadan

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#2 posted 02-02-2017 09:20 PM

Your pin holes are air bubbles, don’t mix the epoxy too aggressively. As brad said, a little heat will help the epoxy flow better, just not too hot.

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shipwright

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#3 posted 02-03-2017 12:33 AM

After the initial application, play a heat gun over the surface. It will heat and expand any bubbles and it will thin the material a bit. The combination of the two should make the bubbles rise and pop on the surface before the epoxy crosslinks.
Use a special self levelling formulation made for bar tops.

Fixing the pinholes after the fact is a lot of unnecessary work.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese! http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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Steve Peterson

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#4 posted 02-03-2017 06:58 PM

I think the toothpick idea sounds like the best idea for getting the epoxy into the holes.

-- Steve

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Jim Finn

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#5 posted 02-10-2017 01:41 PM

I use a finishing resin for this. Zpoxy is a thin epoxy and will penetrate a deep crack very well. It is a 30 minute epoxy and does not bubble.

-- No PHD just a DD214

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