Wood Metal Fiberglass
INTRODUCTION TO KWIK POLYŽ
KWIK POLYŽ is an entirely new product and material to most people. Kwik PolyŽ is a trade name, and the product is a Polyol using two agents, a base and a catalyst. Because of its wide versatility, it will repair and preserve things that were previously considered unrepairable and routinely thrown away. It is combination filler, coating, and bonding agent. Restorers, hobbyists and people in all industries have longed for some material that is easy to use, sets up in minutes, and can be mixed and applied in any consistency depending on the job requirements. It will also vary in strength and physical properties depending upon different materials (fillers) that can be added into the two base liquids. This fast curing material is also impervious to gasoline, oils, thinners and most acids, yet will accept any type paint finish beautifully. It can be readily sanded, driller, sawed, nailed, cut and worked very much like hard wood. It can also be machined, tapped, turned, shaped, ground, and polished like aluminum.
Kwik PolyŽ is initially a very thin fluid combination much like water, and its penetration quality in porous material is unmatched. Another of its key advantages is its ability to combine with tremendous amounts of filler, which can then be utilized in filling voids, dents, pits, and gaps in almost any situation, on just about any material.
Kwik PolyŽ cures (dries) by the heat of chemical reaction between the two base materials, light and dark, which in that respect is similar to epoxies including fiberglass. However, this chemical reaction takes place much faster, which is another of its outstanding qualities.
Fillers can be just about anything imaginable and may be added in any quantities suitable for a particular job. Each Kwik PolyŽ kit contains an excellent silicon filler, but one can add or substitute any type of dry material such as sawdust, spackling powder, plaster of Paris, concrete, sand, flour, gravel, and just hundreds of other dry goods.
When mixing products such as milled fiberglass, metal shavings, glass beads, and concrete, a much stronger, harder and more durable material is achieved. The end result will directly reflect what type and amount of filler used if any.
1. Keep Kwik PolyŽ in a cool place but not damp.
2. Kwik PolyŽ will reject anything damp or oily.
3. Kwik PolyŽ when cured is impervious to just about all liquids, gasoline, oil, and most acids.
4. Use small amount to avoid waste.
5. Kwik PolyŽ can be mixed in most any type container.
6. Small plastic sticks make good stirring tools.
7. Keep color-coded caps on their respective bottles.
8. Kwik PolyŽ sets up quickly but continues to cure for 24 hours.
9. Cotton swabs (Q-tips) make excellent applicators for small work.
10. Wipe residue liquid from bottlenecks and the inside of caps before closing cans.
11. Keep lids on when not being used.
12. Some fillers will absorb moisture causing Kwik PolyŽ to foam and bubble during the curing cycle. If this should occur, merely spread the filler material on a cookie sheet or equivalent and dry in oven for several minutes.
13. Do not use on car mufflers or tailpipes.
Shrinkage - Less then 1%. Use mold release when pouring molds. Electrical Properties Process Application Chemical Resistance Mix Safety Shelf Life
BASIC MIXING INFORMATION:
- 24 Months minimum. When working with these chemicals, goggles and glasses are recommended. Also use in well ventilated area. Always mix Kwik PolyŽ equally (1:1 ratio). Submission in sulfuric acid for 72 hours before breakdown visible. All materials should be free of oil and moisture. Smooth surfaces should be roughed up (sandpaper) before application for maximum adhesion. Excellent insulation Hi Pot test - 5 volts, 20,000 M ohms, O-leakage.
Kwik PolyŽ is quite easy to mix and apply. There are literally hundreds of variations one can devise depending on his or her imagination and requirement.
Kwik PolyŽ can be mixed in just about any type of container except Styrofoam. The small plastic pill cups used in hospitals are excellent as they are made of polystyrene which is one of a very few things Kwik PolyŽ will not readily adhere to. These little pill cups can be used over and over again. Paper cups (un waxed), clean plastic margarine and butter containers are also good. The scope of the job will usually dictate the size of the mixing containers. Most jobs do not require a large amount of Kwik PolyŽ, and to avoid unnecessary waste, do not mix more than can be utilized before set time. It is also important that the job be completely ready for Kwik PolyŽ application before combining the two liquids. Tools, brushes, thinners, and other paraphernalia should all be at hand. Remember the temperature you are working in will directly affect the set time. Kwik PolyŽ will set in 3-5 minutes at or about 700F. Cooler temperatures will greatly increase working and set time. Warmer temperatures will reduce them. Set time can be somewhat controlled as covered further on.
Measure out equal amounts of the Side A and Side B liquids into separate containers. Separate containers are recommended as you can readily view the proper amount of each fluid without special or complicated measuring equipment. It also simplifies the process of adding fillers. If no fillers are necessary or desired, simply pour the two measured fluids together and immediately stir enough to blend them. The blended mix will remain very thin and watery up to the set point. This very thick liquid solution is ideal for maximum penetration into wood, masonry, and other porous materials. It can be applied by brushing, or in flat work, just by pouring. This very thin watery mix is also wonderful wherever fiberglass mat, cloth, paper, or cardboard blocking is necessary. The penetration is instant and thorough.
It is important to realize that a liquid this thin, although great for some applications, would not be practical in many other situations. This is now another area whereby Kwik PolyŽ will excel over other materials on the market. With Kwik PolyŽ you have the ability and choice of increasing the consistency (thickening the mix) to any density desired by simply adding fillers to the measured out liquids. There are hundreds of dry fillers that can be used. You also control the finished product Â's physical characteristics by what and how much is used when thickening and adding fillers.
Any type of material or substance may be added as filler as long as it is dry (free of moisture) and not oily.
All fillers, whatever they maybe, are normally added to each to the previously measured Side A and Side B liquids and stirred well to eliminate lumps and settlings. The two containers of liquid should be thickened approximately the same amount and to the density you feel is necessary to bond, coat, fill, or mold. You may add the fillers and experiment as long as necessary to obtain the proper mix, provided the liquids are not poured or mixed together. When preparations are complete, simply combine the two thickened liquids and apply (usually by brush). In all probability the addition of fillers will extend the set time a little.
The fine powder material such as ground silica, spackling powder, and dry wall mixes are all excellent for general absorption and thickening. They result in a smooth, creamy mix that when cured can be sanded, feathered, and painted, and provide the highly finished surface required on autos, boats, aircraft, and cosmetic work.
Different fillers may be more desirable in certain repairs or creations. Sand, for example, is great for masonry work, but not very suitable for fenders or furniture repair. Sawdust is excellent as filler for wood and soft materials. Iron fillers, metal shavings of all types, and glass beads are all materials that will create hardness in Kwik PolyŽ, but are not what one would use in furniture repair where sanding and shaping are necessary.
Molding, forming, and controlling Kwik PolyŽ in specific areas can be done using about anything from aluminum foil to cardboard. Window putty, play dough, clay and clear packaging tape are all used in holding the Kwik PolyŽ liquid until it sets.
Cleaning brushes and equipment can be done very easily by utilizing a small container of lacquer thinner, acetone, or any of the polyurethane solvents. Brushes and tools must be placed in thinners prior to Kwik PolyŽ setting up. Inexpensive brushes and applicators are recommended, as their useful life is limited at best.
Cure or set time control can be adjusted somewhat by several methods. Kwik PolyŽ sets up reasonably fast and has many advantages due to this feature. The basic Kwik PolyŽ is formulated to set or set between 3-5 minutes at 70oF, Kwik PolyŽ cures by the heat generated when the two chemicals, light and dark, are combined. Whenever something is done to prevent the heat buildup, the Kwik PolyŽ set time will be extended and more working or application time will be available. When applying Kwik PolyŽ on a hot summer day, the set time will be much quicker. It is then recommended that work be done in the shade or early morning and evening hours. If the Kwik PolyŽ bottles are pre-cooled in ice, the temperature is lowered and more working time is gained. If the item to be worked is small enough to cool in a refrigerator or freezer, this will also help. The best method is probably using Kwik PolyŽ from inexpensive, very shallow containers, foil baking pans, TV trays, etc. The Kwik PolyŽ, when in a shallow container, cannot build-up the heat as quickly and will allow more working time. Do not place Kwik PolyŽ in a refrigerator with food as the food will absorb odors and possibly become contaminated.
Cooler temperatures have no effect on Kwik PolyŽ except to slow set time and increase application time. Storing in cool places will usually extend shelf life.