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Rpm's on my spinner!

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Hi guys .... I have a question being new to the plug building I'm having problems with my epoxy ....which could be one of the following or all?

1. Rpms on my spinner is like 2 1/2 a minute

2. I epoxy in my basement it's cooler but I have a space heater directed on the plugs as they spin....

3. It could be the epoxy but I seem to run into problems with etex ... Seems to be super finicky... I have been using bob smith 20 min finish and have had good results and shorter cure times but it seems clumpy which could be me putting way to much on! I Have a plug that is still tacky days later and was spot on when mixing and I let it sit for at least 5 min after mixing(etex)!

 

Any help is greatly appreciated....thinking about encasing the spinner and putting a light in there with it also thinking about system 3 clear epoxy for a Change of Epoxy!

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2.5 per minute?  too slow.  a lightbulb heated enclosed spinner would be beneficial, especially in a cold cellar. Plus keeps dust off too.I find epoxy does not like cold cellars at all.

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2.5 per minute?  too slow.  a lightbulb heated enclosed spinner would be beneficial, especially in a cold cellar. Plus keeps dust off too.I find epoxy does not like cold cellars at all.

Is there a motor you would recommend picking up? Thanks so much for the input ....I think it's a combo of me loading the plug up with epoxy and the slow spinner!

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What do you do with your excess epoxy when you are done applying?

One thing I always do is split it and put one tin in the spinner box and one outside.

Something to think about.

I check the tins before I check the plugs. Helps to rule out a few things right off the bat.

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well I guess than the rpm's are not an issue if it works well for WV. I have never used anything that slow

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Also make sure the plugs aren't flopping over as the dryer turns. If that's happening more epoxy will end up on one side of the plug.

 

+1  That was a problem I have had.    I use a rotisserie in mine which also turns ~ 3RPM

 

I use etex.  Mix for two minutes and start brushing on right away, no issues but I also use multiple thin coats.  A thin coat is achieved by trimming my acid brush short which makes for a stiffer brush.     If you use heavy coats of etex and have a slow and erratic spinning motion, I can imagine it will shift.   

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