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  • Liquid Hardener Able To Be HomeMade?

    Ok, I just bought out Autozone the other day of all thier Liquid hardener and I barely used one bottle, went to do some more fabricating and the bottle was empty. went to grab the others and they were all empty.. I mean dry empty. I think that the weather had something to do with it. Cause I had a bowl of water on the table outside that I was using to clean peices up with and its almost dry!

    Anyone know what i could do to make liquid hardener for Fiberglass resin?
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  • #2
    you mean MEKP? Otherwise known as: Methyl Ethyl Ketone Peroxide

    no

    try other stores other than autozone. Walmart will have it too. As well as actual autobody stores.
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    • #3
      you could buy a can of MEK and then add peroxide... lol.
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      • #4
        wow - that's desperate...lol
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        • #6
          Originally posted by seanz0rz
          you could buy a can of MEK and then add peroxide... lol.
          id like to add that this is probably a REALLY REALLY bad idea.

          go find some at another store.
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          • #7
            if you had a chemistry set I guess you could do it...lol

            even then, chances are you wouldn't get the mixture correct...
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            • #8
              MEKP is NOT made by adding hydrogen peroxide and MEK. Adding MEK to hydrogen peroxide might be a very, very, very bad idea. Then again, it might not do anything at all.

              Most organics do not do well with strong oxidizers and hydrogen peroxide is a strong oxidizer, but thankfully, it is only available easily as a 3% aqueous solution in water.

              One further chemistry safety note. MEKP will blind you immediately if you get it in your eyes.

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              • #9
                hehe

                nice!
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                • #11
                  MEKP is extremely bad for you. You should avoid breathing it and getting it on your skin.

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                  • #12
                    that was informative....lol
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                    • #13
                      Originally posted by Enforcer
                      good to know
                      NO ****! I did not know that and holy crap am I ever wearing safety goggles now ! lmao

                      Well I resin'd my hatch... to fill the holes... without MEKP and it took a total of 5 days to dry fully hard.. pushing on it flex's the metal its stuck too, so I think its good... now I just need to buy some more liquid hardener.
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                      • #14
                        If you didn't use hardener (MEKP), the resin would never dry hard.

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                        • #15
                          oxygen is a catalyst....but it's an EXTREMELY slow catalyst...

                          why you would ever go that route is WAYYYYY beyond me though....lol
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