D2 finish solidified in the bottle

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  1. Picklepork

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    I've had these bottles of D2 finish for about one year, and I've gone through half the bottle. I noticed last night as I flipped the bottle upside to syringe out some finish that some of the Part A resin at the bottom of the bottle has solidified. Even if I rotate the bottom upside down a few times, the solidifed portion stays at the bottom. Has anyone experienced this?

    I'm curious if the remaining resin in the bottle that is still liquid good and useable?

    Thanks

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  2. JPeterson

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    Take the lid off and stick it in the microwave for a few seconds. Start with five seconds, then five more if it’s still grainy. Problem solved!
     
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    Thanks!
     
  4. swami 805

    swami 805 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    A bowl of hot water works too. All of them do that after awhile. Watch it closely in the microwave, I melted a bottle once in a few seconds Wasn’t fun
     
  5. steelfish

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    that's the best way.


    they even get too thick to work on really cold days, so, a bath on warm water for 3-5 minutes before mixing a batch helps to make them liquid again.
     
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    jg125 Well-Known "Member"

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    I had the same problem with D2 put it on the dash board in the sun of my truck for a hour and it was back to working viscosity
     
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  7. SALTYDAWG

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    I always keep my finish sitting on a heating pad set to low, keeps finish workable when its cold and keeps this form happening
     
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  8. plj46

    plj46 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    All types/brands of epoxy will do that.The warm water trick will fix it and it will still cure just fine.
     
  9. K. D.

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    I like the heating pad Idea!
     

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