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Frequently Asked Questions

Will my FlowCast SPR project yellow over time?

All epoxies yellow over time. To combat this, we formulated FlowCast SPR 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 SPR will help it resist yellowing better than if it is left transparent. Completed projects should not be kept outdoors.

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

We recommend seal coating any surfaces that will be submerged in FlowCast SPR. Seal coats help prevent air and moisture 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. FlowCast SPR can also be used but will not get to the tacky state as quickly. Cured seal coats should be abraded and cleaned before proceeding with pours.

Can I pour deeper than 25 mm (1”)?

If you are planning to pour deeper than 25 mm (1”) and at a volume greater than 3 L, pouring in multiple layers is suggested to prevent overheating. In large quantities, FlowCast SPR can generate significant heat, which can cause projects to yellow or form cracks. If multiple pours of FlowCast SPR is not an option, for projects that require pours greater than 25 mm (1”) in depth, it is recommended to use FlowCast.

Can I do multi-layer pours with FlowCast SPR?

Yes, FlowCast SPR is suitable for multi-layer pours. Additional layers should be poured when the previous layer has reached set to touch. To prepare the epoxy surface for the next pour, scuff the surface with 220 grit sandpaper. Remove excess dust and debris, then wipe clean with denatured or isopropyl alcohol. You can then pour the next layer.

I am an experienced FlowCast user. What do I need to keep in mind when using FlowCast SPR?

FlowCast SPR provides the same beautiful results as FlowCast with two key differences:

  • At the start of mixing, FlowCast SPR will feel slightly thicker and will be more difficult to mix. However, once mixed, FlowCast SPR will feel like FlowCast.
  • FlowCast SPR reacts faster than FlowCast and can reach higher temperatures while curing given the same casting size. This means you can create smaller volume or thinner profile projects that cure faster. However, this also means that FlowCast SPR is not suitable for larger pours.