A highly active oxidizing material suspended in a liquid carrier used to accelerate the decomposition of peroxide catalysts into highly reactive free radicals. These free radicals react readily with polymer and monomer molecules to cure a thermoset resin.
A substance added to a polyester in a certain quantity to allow the polyester to
cure(Harden). Peroxides are the catalysts used with polyesters.
All resins including GelCoat, PoolCoat and FlowCoats must be catalyzed with catalyst or hardener before use for chemical reaction to start turning the resin from a liquid to a solid, un-catalyzed resin simply will not harden.
Catalysts are corrosive and must be handled with special care. The proper dispensers are strongly recommended for safe and accurate use.
A cleaning fluid used to remove uncured plastic resin from brushes and clothing.
Acetone is the strongest and fastest evaporating solvent around. Excellent for dissolving two-part epoxies before set up, for cleaning fiberglass repair tools and for thinning fiberglass resin. It can be said that it the Solvent for polyester and epoxy resins. Acetone will easily remove sticky residue on glass and porcelain left by stickers and labels, and will clean lacquer tools well. Acetone is highly volatile and highly flammable. Mixing with water dilutes strength and slows evaporation rate.
A water-thin liquid monomer used to thin polyester resins and act as the crosslinking agent.
Silicon Rubber materials are two part products consisting of flow able silicon rubber base and matching agent (or catalyst). These materials are easy to use, give superb release and surface reproduction, are long lasting, and do not require special dispensing or handling equipment.