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Methyl Ethyl Ketone


I just saw "Klean-Strip Methyl Ethyl Ketone" SKU 834408.  Is this the same thing used to activate polyester fiberglass resin?
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Posted 2016-07-25T16:56:48+0000  by gusnsally2012 gusnsally2012
 
Howdy gusnsally2012,




MEKP is methyl ethyl ketone peroxide, which is the catalyst for polyester resin.


MEK is methyl ethyl ketone is a thinner for specified coatings. Its designed to be used when an evaporation slower than acetone is desired. It may be used as a thinner for polyester and epoxy resins, ink and adhesives. It will clean-up dried latex paint, lacquer and adhesives.

These two are quite different. MEK will not work as a catalyst for resin.



Happy painting,
Coach Dave


Posted 2016-07-25T17:36:29+0000  by Dave_HD_OC

MEK is often used to fuse two pieces Plexiglas (acrylic sheeting) together. It will literally fuse the surfaces together, not merely glue them. It is tricky to use, as it is very watery.
Posted 2016-07-26T04:30:27+0000  by ordjen
 
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