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Concrete Epoxy Glue FAQs:
Will epoxy bond to concrete?
Yes, epoxy can bond to concrete, making it one of the most widely used applications for concrete surfaces. AeroMarine’s epoxy glue for concrete is extremely strong, with the following strengths:
- Shear strength of 2,500 psi
- Tensile strength of 8,000 psi
- Flexural strength of 12,800 psi
Epoxy adhesive for concrete is a widely used adhesive due to its ability to adhere to a variety of surfaces. When applied to cracks and damages, epoxy adhesive creates a tough bond that’s resistant to oil, water, wear and tear, and much more.
How do I use a 3-part epoxy adhesive for concrete?
Using a 3-part epoxy adhesive for concrete is a simple process that only requires a few steps. There’s a variety of situations that may require the use of a concrete epoxy adhesive, such as filling cracks found in concrete flooring and basement slabs and creating a solidly adhered surface for repairs to be made on top of.
To get your concrete epoxy job underway, follow these steps:
- Measure out equal parts of the 1150 resin and hardener into separate containers. Put the 1150 resin into a larger container than the hardener as that is where you will be mixing in the filler.
- Mix 1 part 1150 resin with double the amount of fumed silica for about 5-7 minutes until the fumed silica is thoroughly incorporated.
- Add the 1150 hardener and stir for an additional 2 minutes.
- Transfer the mixture to another plastic container and mix again for 2 minutes to ensure all of the parts are thoroughly mixed.
- When applying the 3-part epoxy adhesive for concrete to your desired area, make sure it is clean of dirt, grime, oil, and other debris.
- If needed, you may use a degreaser to remove tough grease and oil stains. We suggest using canned air to blow out any debris from the cracks.
- Once your area is clean and ready to go, you can begin pouring the epoxy slurry into the cracks or painting it onto the damaged broken areas.
- We suggest taping the chips or broken pieces into place for a minimum of 48 hours to ensure the pieces do not move while the epoxy is curing.
- You’ll want to wait 72 hours for the epoxy to fully cure before adding any surface coating or putting furniture back in place.
How do I remove epoxy glue from concrete?
Although epoxy glue for concrete is incredibly strong and resistant to things such as water, heat, and chemicals, it doesn’t mean it can’t be removed once applied. The process for removing concrete epoxy is similar to other epoxy solutions, such as an asphalt epoxy adhesive, counter top epoxy, and wood epoxy. To get started, consider these solutions:
- Paint Stripper: A volatile liquid, paint stripper can loosen your epoxy finish, making it easier to chip or scrape away. However, paint stripper is highly flammable, so make sure you’re in a well-ventilated area wearing gloves and safety goggles.
- Mechanical Removal: If your epoxy glue for concrete just won’t budge, you may need to call in a professional to sandblast your concrete epoxy floors to remove the epoxy.
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