Tarbender™ – 705g Instructions
Product and Work Area Preparation
Tarbender™ – 705g containers should be stored and used at room temperature (73° F/23° C). Wear long sleeve garments, disposable gloves and safety glasses. Mixing containers should have straight sides and a flat bottom. Mixing sticks should be flat and stiff with defined edges for scraping the sides and bottom of your mixing container. Have all materials and tools on site before you begin.
Mixing containers should be made of plastic, metal or wax coated paper. Due to very high temperature potential (exotherm) of Tarbender™ – 705g, do not use glass or foam containers.
Use only in a well ventilated area and avoid breathing fumes. Wearing a NIOSH approved respirator is recommended.
Mix using a flat edge mixing stick for 2 minutes. Scrape the sides and bottom of the mixing container with the edge several times. Pour contents into a new, clean mixing container and mix again for 2 minutes. If using a drill mixer, use a variable speed mixer set to low rpm and mix for 2 minutes. Creating a vortex will introduce air. Follow with hand mixing for 2 minutes. A large mass concentration of epoxy will reduce pot life and may become too hot to handle. If concentrated mass of epoxy begins to get very hot, move outside to open air. To extend working time, reduce mass by pouring mixture into a flat baking pan and pour onto bar top from there.
Stir or shake Part A and Part B thoroughly before dispensing.
Accurately measure 2A:1B by volume into a plastic, metal or wax-free mixing container.
Pouring Tarbender™ – 705g To Coat Flat Surfaces
Most bar tops, tabletops and other flat surfaces require 2 – 3 layers of Tarbender™ – 705g with a 4-hour cure time in between layers. You can apply as many ¼” (6.4mm) layers as needed.
How Much Will You Need? you can correlate the square inch (cm) area of your surface with the yield of mixed Tarbender™ – 705g.
|Amount||Poured at 1/16”(1.6mm)||Poured at 1/8” (3.2mm)||Poured at 1/4” (6.4mm)|
|1 oz. / 28.3 grams||25.4 in² / 164 cm²||12.7 in² / 82 cm²||6.4 in² / 41 cm²|
|Trial Unit (2.83 lbs. /1.28 kg)||8 ft² / 0.74 m²||4 ft² / 0.37 m²||2 ft² / 0.19 m²|
|Gallon Unit (11.2 lbs. /5.08 kg)||32 ft² / 2.97 m²||16 ft² / 1.48 m²||8 ft² / 0.74 m²|
|5 Gallon Unit (56.5 lbs. / 25.62 kg)||160 ft² / 15 m²||80 ft² / 7.5 m²||40 ft² / 3.75 m²|
Surface to be coated with liquid epoxy should be level in all directions. Surface must be free of dust, oils or other contaminants. Tarbender™ should not be used on surfaces coated with oil-based stain, as it will delaminate. Water based stains are compatible.
Sealing Porous Surfaces
Unfinished wood surfaces, stone, marble, concrete, etc. should be sealed with a thin layer of Tarbender™ – 705g. See “Pouring and Spreading Tarbender™ – 705g” section below.
Do Not Vacuum
Subjecting mixture to vacuum will introduce air.
Pouring Tarbender™ – 705g
After mixing, pour a thin stream along the entire length of the surface. Do not exceed 1/16” (1.6 mm) for this layer. Your goal is to obtain an even coating. Let Tarbender™ cure for 4 hours before applying another layer. Note; do not exceed ¼” (6.4 mm) thickness per pour. If greater thicknesses are desired, pour in layers of ¼” (6.4 mm) with 4 hours minimum between layers.
For coating bar tops, a minimum thickness of 1/8” (3.2 mm) or two layers is recommended.
Non-Porous Surfaces do not require a sealing coat. Mix and pour Tarbender™ as directed to ¼” (6.4 mm) thickness. Look for bubbles and lightly pass propane torch over surface to dissipate. Let cure for 4 hours.
Dissipating Bubbles from Surface Using a Propane Torch
After Tarbender™ is poured, pass a propane torch back and forth lightly over surface to dissipate bubbles. Be careful when handling the torch and do not get closer to the surface than 3” (7.62 cm). If pouring multiple layers, use a propane torch to dissipate bubbles after pouring each layer.
If Encapsulating 3-D Objects
Apply a 1/16” (1.6 mm) coating to bar top as directed above. Dissipate bubbles with torch. Let cure for 4 hours. Place objects on top of cured layer. Mix a small amount of Tarbender™ and pour directly over and around objects to break surface tension.
If Encapsulating Paper, Cardboard, etc.
Laminate paper before encapsulating. You can also seal surface with white glue (such as Elmer’s Glue) mixed 4 parts glue to 1 part water). Allow to dry for 16 hours before encapsulating in Tarbender™.
Brushing Tarbender™ – 705g Onto Surfaces
Apply In Thin Layers
Two thin layers of Tarbender™ are recommended for a smooth, uniform coating. Using chip brush, apply 1st thin layer to surface and let epoxy partially cure until “tacky hard”. Apply 2nd thin layer. Allow both layers to fully cure.
Adding New to Old
If too much time passes (72 hours or more) between applying layers of Tarbender™, delaminating may occur if you try to add more. For Best Results; lightly sand cured epoxy surface with 220 grit sand paper and wipe clean with denatured alcohol before mixing and applying new Tarbender™.
Releasing Tarbender™ – 705g From Surfaces
If you do not want Tarbender™ to adhere to a surface, apply two coats of Sonite Wax. Allow wax to dry 1 hour and buff before pouring epoxy.
90% Isopropyl Alcohol will remove uncured Tarbender™ from most surfaces. It can also be used to clean the surface of cured Tarbender™ epoxy. Alcohol is flammable. Follow all safety precautions for handling flammable liquids and provide adequate ventilation.
Unpainted Tarbender™ will yellow after being exposed to outdoor UV light or excessive heat above 115°F/46°C for extended periods. Tarbender™ can be displayed outdoors after priming and painting with an aliphatic urethane clear coat.