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Frequently Asked Questions

Will my project yellow over time?

All epoxies yellow over time. To combat this, we formulated FlowCast with UV stabilizers. These additives absorb UV light and prevent damage to the resin. Eventually, the stabilizers will lose their effectiveness. Adding metallic or liquid pigments to FlowCast will help it resist yellowing better than if it is left transparent. Completed projects should not be kept outdoors.

What products can I use to finish my FlowCast project?

For a high gloss top coat, EcoPoxy’s UVPoxy is an ideal choice. For matte to gloss finishes, use wood wax, hard wax oil, or urethanes. Any product that is intended for wood finishing is compatible with FlowCast.

Do I need a seal coat? What product do you recommend?

We recommend seal coating any surfaces that will be submerged in FlowCast. Seal coats help prevent air and moisture from migrating out of submerged materials, which can cause bubbles. UVPoxy is the preferred system for seal coats as it is a faster curing resin made for applying in thin layers. Cured seal coats should be abraded and cleaned before proceeding with pours.

Can I pour thicker than 38mm (1.5”)?

If you are planning to pour thicker than 38 mm (1.5”) and at a volume greater than 30 L, pouring in multiple layers is suggested to prevent overheating. Alternatively, you can actively cool a thicker pour with fans, but you must be prepared to constantly monitor the temperature to make sure that your project does not overheat. Note that results will vary depending on ambient temperature. When mixed in large quantities, this product can generate significant heat. Handle with care.

Can I do multi-layer pours?

Yes, FlowCast is suitable for multi-layer pours. Additional layers can be poured without surface preparation when the previous layer is tacky to touch. If the previous layer is no longer tacky to touch, you will need to wait for the resin to reach sufficient hardness (approximately 72 hours), then scuff the surface with 220 grit sandpaper. Remove excess dust and debris with compressed air and wipe the surface clean with denatured or isopropyl alcohol before pouring the next layer.

Can I use FlowCast® for small pours?

Used in low volumes, FlowCast cures extremely slowly. Product cure times vary depending on the volume used. For smaller castings, such as serving trays or coasters, we recommend that you use FlowCast SPR.