Tech Tip: Storing Resin

resinStoring your resin is an important part of any job. The leftover resin isn’t something you can just discard, nor would you want to. We’ve got some tips on how to store your resin to make sure you have the most bang for your buck.

  • Keep resin in its original packaging. Those containers are approved for resin and do not get thinner overtime.
  • Do not keep mixed resin. If you add anything to it, you need to use it or lose it.
  • Keep out of the sun. Make sure your resin is stored in a cool, dark place. Our techs even suggest storing them in refrigerators (just not with food).
  • Write on the container when you purchased the resin.
  • Know the shelf lives of your products. A good rule of thumb is 3 months on Gelcoats and Polyesters, and 12 months on epoxies, provided your store them properly.
  • If the product is over its shelf life, it doesn’t necessarily mean its garbage. If it still looks ok, do a test piece to see how it sets up and go from there.
  • Do not store the product on concrete.

Now that you know how to store the product, get out there and make your project look amazing!

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