Tarbender™ – 705g

R228.85

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Tarbender™ – 705g is a clear liquid epoxy that can be poured or brushed over a variety of surfaces to provide a strong, high gloss coating.

Parts A & B mix together and flow easily. Tarbender™ – 705g epoxy cures at room temperature and offers high impact resistance. Tarbender™ – 705g can be applied over wood, plaster, concrete, foam, fabrics, paper, etc. can be used to encapsulate 2-D or 3-D objects. Tarbender™ – 705g is certified aquarium safe & is used by aquariums to create hyperrealistic coral and other aquarium displays. It is also used by zoos around the world as a coating for themed elements and displays.

Features

  • UV resistant
  • Optically clear
  • 2A:1B by volume mix ratio

Also available as 1.41kg or 7.05kg product bundles.

Tarbender™ - (Part A) 500g

R162.15

Availability: 27 in stock

Tarbender™ - (Part B) 205g

R66.70

Availability: 24 in stock

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In-Store Pickup is only available at AMT Johannesburg. Monday  to Thursday 10:00 to 16:00 and Friday 10:00 to 14:00 only.

You are welcome to place your order online, pay for it and collect it from our  AMT Johannesburg branch.

You will need to bring in a print out of the order for collection. Please ask for online sales on arrival.

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  • Shipping to outlying or remote areas like farms and game reserves may attract an additional fee.
  • The delivery time to city areas is usually between 2 and 5 working days*. This excludes weekends and public holidays.
    *Reckoned from time of dispatch to time of arrival to client. This is an estimate and not guaranteed.

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Our delivery service only runs from Monday to Friday. Saturday morning deliveries can be done by special arrangement only and at an additional charge. Please contact us to arrange. We reserve the right to re-quote the delivery fee should this become too expensive.

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If you change your mind for any reason, goods can be returned to us for a full refund if notified to us within 7 days of delivery; you have a further 7 days to dispatch the goods for their return to us. Goods returned after 7 days will incur a 15% restocking fee of the items being returned.

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  • Any product that you have subsequently cut, shaped, broken or modified, unless found to be faulty or defective.

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If you return only part of an order, then the outbound delivery charge refund will be calculated based on the total postage cost of the original order (using standard service) minus the cost to send the items you are keeping (using standard service). Due to the way that shipping costs are incremented, this will often result in no delivery charge refund being due.

Faulty or Defective Goods

Any goods found to be faulty or defective and notified to us within 7 days of delivery can be returned to us for a full refund.

Refund of Delivery Charges (Faulty/Defective Goods)

If you are returning faulty or defective goods, then your outbound and return delivery costs will be refunded in full (for orders from within South Africa’s Local Area’s.)

In the event that you are returning faulty or defective goods which were ordered as part of a larger order then the outbound delivery charge refund will be calculated based on the total postage cost of the original order (using standard service) minus the cost to send the items you are keeping (using standard service).

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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.

Ventilation

Use only in a well ventilated area and avoid breathing fumes. Wearing a NIOSH approved respirator is recommended.

Mixing

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.

Pre-Mixing

Stir or shake Part A and Part B thoroughly before dispensing.

Measuring

Accurately measure 2A:1B by volume into a plastic, metal or wax-free mixing container.

Pouring Tarbender™ – 705g To Coat Flat Surfaces

Usage Overview

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.

Estimating Coverage

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 Preparation

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 Color

You can add UVO™ or IGNITE™ colorants or Cast Magic™ Effects Fillers. Pre-mix color or filler into Tarbender™ Part A thoroughly and then add Part B.

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.

Clean Up

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.

Performance

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.

How to make an Epoxy Bartop using Tarbender™ – 705g Resin

How To make an Epoxy Tabletop using Tarbender™ – 705g Resin

Weight 0.705 kg
Dimensions 15 × 15 × 15 cm

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