Bond-Optic is a water clear, non-yellowing, two part epoxy.
Bond-Optic was designed especially for Lapidary use in stabilizing delicate materials, intarsia work, laminating stone or glass, or filling strengthening fractures in all types of gemstones. It can also be used on porcelain, glass, metal, wood and much more. Bond-Optic can be colored, or filled to match the material it is being used on.
This epoxy was designed with two goals in mind: One, to have a low viscosity in order to be able to fill very fine cracks. Two, to be absolutely clear and remain clear regardless of age. This product was tested under high intensity UV light to simulate 20 years of age. After testing discoloration was not detectable to the naked eye. This product was designed to match the quality found in high priced epoxies like Hxtal.
Bond-Optic Epoxy is mixed by weighing 2 parts of resin to 1 part of hardener (2:1). Bond-Optic can be measured using graduated mixing cups or by weight.
Bond-Optic fully cures in approximately 4-7 days at room temperature. Raising the temperature to 85-100 degrees Fahrenheit for 12 hours can cut the cure time to approximately 1 to 2 days. Raising the temperature of the article being treated to 130-140 degrees Fahrenheit prior to applying Bond-Optic will reduce cure time. Raising the temperature of mixed Bond-Optic to 120-130 degrees Fahrenheit for 15-20 minutes prior to use will decrease curing time to as short as 5-8 hours. When heating mixed Bond-Optic, stir the mixture throughout the heating process. Glass rods work well for this. It is best to heat the epoxy slowly and evenly.
SKU: B00001 B00002