why would someone use acetone to thin?
is this something done in the poly world?
I've seen it done in the polyester world too but usually they thin with styrene. The boards in question were done in mid winter when resin is thick. It's done to help the laminator wet out easier ... it's a short cut. Any professional shop is going to have a way to warm the resin to thin it rather than introducing foreign chemicals. Unfortunately for these customers chemical was used.
Greg, didn't you tell me that acetone will act as an excellerant through your skin and that it could cause health problems if that happened? If I remember that correctly then the use of acetone with epoxy sounds dangerous.
Yes, that's exactly right. We removed acetone from our factory years ago. It causes a myriad of problems worst of which are health issues.
Hamish's laminator was dumb enough to thin RR with acetone and resin turns pink after uv exposure. Hamish becomes enraged and blames Greg Loehr, Hank Johns and delivery good-guy Justin for his workers stupidity... Acetone and epoxy are never a good combination. How will Hamish react to this startling revelation? Do they eat crow in NZ?
This is such a sad case .... no one wins in a case like this one. For me it's been four months of hard work to find out what and how this could occur. For him .... I don't know .... he seems intent on pressing forward with a law suit that can never happen. Once your outed in the chemical world your pretty much toast. Chemicals don't lie. You want to bring a law suit against someone who has chemical evidence of what and why this occurred? He's now in the position of having to hire a PHd at $200 an hour plus lab fees, which are way more expensive than that, to refute my findings. This hurts everyone and in the end it'll hurt him the most. A really sad case to see a very fine craftsman set himself on fire.
pink is the new black... or so i've heard... UPS dropped off my KK today. hope to use some this weekend
Sorry to hear that Greg. Too bad this thread got twisted the way it did.
So after testing its fair to say that reducing the viscosity of CE with acetone is the "Only" way this batch of resin turned pink, brown and grey?