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Old Feb 03, 2005, 10:46 AM
Just a little more epoxy!
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The Perfect Free Material For Mixing Epoxy On !!!

Hello everyone....

Just thought I would share my pearls of wisdom with you...

Go down to your local worktop/laminate supplier and ask for a set of laminate swatches.. These measure approx 35mm x 100mm x 1.5mm thick and come in sets of around 100 - All pretty colours. You can also get laminate swatches 150mm x 150mm. These are ideal for mixing epoxy or filler on.. They also have many other uses.

Most worktop suppliers are more than happy to give them away free of charge. Colours and ranges change every year, so most suppliers have boxes of last years colours just taking up space.

I have been using them for the last 5 years... Mix your epoxy. Apply and throw away.

Cheers
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Old Feb 03, 2005, 09:25 PM
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A double layer of aluminum foil works great. Flat for small batches, make a cup for larger. If you can sneak it from the kitchen, it's "free".

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Old Feb 03, 2005, 09:59 PM
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I go into Burger King a couple times a year. Pick up a handful of the free plastic ketchup cups while having a coke or coffee. Wonderful for mixing small batchs of anything. Including epoxy or paint. Coffee stir sticks come in very handy also.
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Old Feb 04, 2005, 12:33 AM
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I run cardboard shipping boxes through my band saw and make 6" or so squares and store them in a box...When it comes time to mix epoxy or bondo, I grab a square and some popcicle sticks (craft sticks) and after I'm done...Throw it away..
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Old Feb 04, 2005, 08:04 AM
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Although not free... You can get those page-a-day calendars at a great discount after the new year.... And as you mix epoxy you are treated to a new joke, antedote or what ever
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Old Feb 04, 2005, 11:07 AM
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The local realitors leave these note pads on the front door. I think I have ten years worth at the present rate I mix epoxy.
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Old Feb 04, 2005, 11:39 AM
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I use scrap backing film of Solite rolls.

And all the yogurt cartons SHE ends up with
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Old Feb 04, 2005, 11:42 AM
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Business cards! Most people in Corporate America are forever changing their jobs/positions/titles. I have a standing request out in my company for anyone with out-dated cards to bring them to me. I have thousands of them and they are perfect for most jobs. Occasionally I use a 3x5 index card for a larger job.

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Old Feb 04, 2005, 12:22 PM
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Bottom of an empty beer/coke can. Jim
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Old Feb 04, 2005, 02:01 PM
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The green plastic cans that chewing tobacco comes in make handy epoxy mixers. When the epoxy kicks just flex it and the disc of cured epoxy falls out. I also used to use a number plate from a motocross motorcycle. I think they were both polypropelene.
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Old Feb 04, 2005, 07:12 PM
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The local realitors leave these note pads on the front door. I think I have ten years worth at the present rate I mix epoxy.
Never knew they left notes on rented property.

Maybe they did not know.

Most use paper plates.

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Old Feb 05, 2005, 04:05 AM
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Almost everything is packaged in 'blister packs' nowadays. I just cut off any plastic blisters that seem useful sizewize. Usually have a nice collection of different sizes lying in a drawer under my desk. And for very small ammounts I-ll often just use some scraps of cardboard / thick paper.
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Old Feb 05, 2005, 05:13 AM
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PVC sheet is great. After the remains of the glue is set, just peel it off. This stuff is great for covering plans as well as nothing sticks to it. I use builders quality
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Old Feb 06, 2005, 10:38 PM
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I put a couple of strips of thick masking tape down on my work bench and mix it on that. Once dry just pull it up and throw it away.

You can also use a plastic lid from a coffe or yogurt container. Once dry the epoxy peels off and you can reuse the lid.
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Old Feb 07, 2005, 08:03 AM
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Plastic Coated Freezer Paper

I bought a roll of plastic coated freezer paper at the local supermarket, cut it on the bandsaw into rolls approximately 3 inches wide. When I need to mix epoxy, I just cut off a piece the size needed and mix. Discard when finished. Easy and 1 roll of paper will give quite a supply.

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