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For the month of April, Swell Composites will donate $5 from every order to a different COVID-19 Charity every week. Swell Composites is fortunate that we have been able to stay open during this pandemic. As a thank you to all our customers, we want to do our part to help our communities get through this pandemic as safely as possible. This week's charity is Rapid Response to COVID-19 Donating to the Emergency Response Fund supports public health experts at the BC Centre for Disease Control to help more people, faster. They urgently need our help in order to protect our population today. Read more about this Foundation here:www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/_BCCDC_Foundation/campaign/rapid-response-to-coronavirus-in-bc/ There are...

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We created this blog post to help you get the best results for your application and to help prolong the shelf-life of the Entropy Resins line of Super Sap products. Table of Contents Resin Storage Shelf-life Heating Epoxy Warm Room Resin Crystallization Post cure Why isn’t your resin NO VOCs? Why can’t I get a 5-gallon jug? More Questions Resin Storage Resin should always be stored indoors and off the ground (not on concrete or tiled basement/shop floor) ideally in a temperature controlled environment. Shelf-life For extended shelf-life, Resin and Hardener must always be kept above freezing – optimal working and storage...

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How do I find out the spindle (hub) size on my (sanding) Machine? Google the make and model of your machine or refer to the manual to find out that important information. What is the best all-around sanding, pad? Our best sellers are the Red Medium Cloth Flexpad both the 8 inch and 6 Inch Flexpad. This foam density allows for multiple speeds.  Both are the best workhorse to start with. What kind of sandpaper do I use with the Yellow SB9 or White SB12 Velcro shaping/sanding blocks? Use our special 4 1/2" x 11" Indasa sandpaper or 4.5"x11" Mirka Block...

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Here’s a little-known fact: Even if resins and solvents are marked as kid-friendly, eco-friendly, non-toxic, or claim to have no VOCs, they can still be very dangerous to work with – for your health and for your board. The Resins and Solvents Experiment – Safety First Before we start experimenting with resins and solvents, we always make sure we are in a well-ventilated area, and we have a mask. Lots of resins that are sold in art supply stores and online are sold without warning users to protect their lungs, which is a big mistake. Whenever you are using resins...

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In this step-by-step guide, we are going to show you how to laminate a wooden surfboard with epoxy resin. In this tutorial, we will be using the CLR epoxy resin system with Fast Hardener from Entropy Resins. Before You Laminate a Wooden Surfboard with Epoxy Resin Before beginning any laminating project, you have to know how to mix and handle your epoxy resin. Check out our epoxy mixing and handling tutorial here for best practices in epoxy resin use and safety.What You’ll Need: Sturdy rack for your board Surfboard blank to work on A well-ventilated room and proper safety equipment...

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