Good for both Glass Repairs and Lapidary Work
Strong Bonding Strength — Bond-Optic Epoxy has bonding strength that works well for rejoining pieces, intarsia and other restoration work
Water Clear, Non-Yellowing — We simulated 20 years of direct intense sunlight in a UV chamber without any signs of yellowing
Long Work Time — Bond-Optic Epoxy allows hours of work time rather than minutes
Low Viscosity — Bond-Optic Epoxy has a low viscosity which allows it to penetrate fractures easily and more deeply, making them stronger and less visible.
Low Vapors — Bond-Optic Epoxy has lower vapors when compared to many of the other epoxies currently offered
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.
Bond-Optic Epoxy is mixed by weight 2 parts of resin to 1 part of hardener (2:1). Mixing the epoxy thoroughly is essential. Bond-Optic can be measured using graduated mixing cups or by weight. Altering the mixing ratio will result in the epoxy not reaching full hardness. Additional Graduated measuring cups are available.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 full 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 further reduce cure time. Raising the temperature of mixed Bond-Optic to 120-130 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 to 20 minutes prior to use will decrease curing time to as short as 5 to 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.