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MIX2FIX® GP Aluminum

Technical Data

MIX2FIX GP Aluminum is a general-purpose, two-part epoxy paste containing a high content of aluminum particles (31% aluminum metal) to make tough, permanent repairs to metal, ceramics (including porcelain), concrete, wood, and some hard plastics (does not adhere to polyethylene, polypropylene, or PTFE).

MIX2FIX GP Aluminum spreads and applies easily to fill large and small gaps on both horizontal and vertical surfaces. It is not intended for structural applications. When fully cured, conventional metalworking techniques can be used to machine, file, drill, sand, and paint the finished repair. Cured color is Metallic Gray Aluminum.

How to use:
 

To achieve optimum adhesion, clean surfaces of all contaminants using a solvent wipe. Abrading the surface with a fine emery cloth prior to cleaning will improve adhesion. Do not apply mixed product at temperatures below 41°F (5°C).

MIX2FIX GP Aluminum can be hand or machine mixed. Wear impermeable gloves when mixing or handling uncured product. Use only the amount of product needed for the job at hand. Containers of unmixed material can be resealed for future use. Use different utensils to measure out equal volumes or weights of the resin and hardener to avoid contamination of material remaining in the container. Mix the components together for at least 3 minutes until a uniform metallic gray color is achieved. Using a spatula or palette knife apply to prepared surface and remove excess material before the paste has cured. Use mixed product within 25 to 30 minutes to ensure maximum adhesion and to avoid disturbing product as it begins to set.

MIX2FIX GP Aluminum will start setting within an hour at 68°F (20°C), depending on volume and temperature: the greater the volume (or higher the temperature), the faster it will set. Allow 6 hours before handling and 48 hours cure time before returning to service. The application can be shaped, filed and polished after 48 hours.

Contact PSI’s technical services department for advice on building multiple layers.

 
Benefits:
  • Simple preparation.
  • Can be shaped to required profile.
  • Repositioning possible for up to 30 minutes.
  • Excellent chemical resistance.
  • Good adhesion to a variety of metals, ceramics and hard plastics.
  • Does not shrink.

Typical applications:
  • Fill holes and cracks.
  • Repair broken, worn or damaged parts such as castings, valve bodies, low-pressure pipes, fabrications, tanks, wood and metal fittings
  • Level machinery.
  • Make small-scale parts, models, templates and molds.
  • As a general-purpose repair product for aluminum parts, profiles, extrusions and plates.