Hydrospan 3 Gallon Kit

$299.99
Article number: 3196203
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HydroSpan is a unique two component, Flexible, 100% solids (contains no V.O.C.), polyurethane elastomeric compound. HydroSpan , when fully cured provides a simple method for expanding three dimensionally molded parts. Expanding parts is done by simply molding the part with HydroSpan to from a rubber master. After curing 24 hours at room temperature the molded HydroSpan part is soaked in room temperature water and allowed to expand. Full expansion is 161% larger than the original part. Full expansion of parts can be achieved in 5 to 14 days depending on cross section thickness of the part. Thicker cross sections take longer while thinner cross sections require less time.

HydroSpan can be molded in almost any kind of mold as long as it is fully prepared before filling with uncured polymer. Release agents used in the molding process inhibit the absorption of water thus slow down the expansion of the part. All waxes and release agents should be thoroughly removed with mineral spirits or acetone before the part is soaked in water. Parts molded in silicone mold require no preparation before soaking. All surfaces should be free of dirt and visible moisture. Depending on relative humidity and temperature, parts can be handled in 1 to 2 hours. Full cure is attained in 24 hours at 72°F.

Working Properties

Mix Ratio By Weight

100 parts A/ 50 part B

Mix Ratio By Volume

100 parts A/ 53.57 parts B

Viscosity @ 72°F (Component A)

2000 cps

Viscosity @ 72°F (Component B)

600 cps

Viscosity @ 72°F (Mixed)

1200 cps

Color

Part A:

Clear

Color

Part B:

Translucent Blue

Color

Mixed:

Translucent Blue

Working Life @ 72°F

10-12 minutes

Full Cure Time* @ 72°F

24 hours

*Full Cure time depends on temperature and relative humidity.

Application & Mix Ratio

Mix two (2) parts of component A to one (1) part of component B by weight (use maximum batch size of no more than two (2) quarts of component A to one (1) quart of component B [2/3-gallon total mix]). Pour both components into a clean one (1) gallon plastic pail and quickly mix using a spatula for batch sizes of ½ gallon or less or jiffy mixer and electric drill for larger batch sizes, take care to scrape side of pail with a flat spatula to include all of the unmixed liquid (do not use square or round rod as mixers). Mix for about 1 minute and quickly pour into the prepared mold. After about 6 to 8 minutes HydroSpan thickens to a gel like consistency. It is important to have all pouring completed before this occurs.

HydroSpan 100 is packaged in convenient 3-quart, 3-gallon or 15-gallon kits. Liquid containers should be maintained at 72°F for best results. Warmer temperatures will decrease working life; cooler temperatures will increase application time. Choose a work area that is free from visible moisture and capable of maintaining a temperature range of 70°F to 90°F. After temperature stabilizing the liquid component A and component B to 70°F to 80°F, remove the lids of each container and stir Component B thoroughly using a flat hand held spatula or jiffy mixer and electric drill. Gloves, eye protection and respirators must be worn during application.

Expanded Parts

Once the HydroSpan parts have expanded to the desired size a final mold should be made as soon as possible. The preferred mold making material is Tin Cured Silicone. Expanded HydroSpan parts will shrink back to their original size if allow to dry out.

Problem Solver

Problem

Reason

Solution

Material Sets too quickly

Liquid components too warm before using

Condition liquid to 72°F

   

Purge Liquid containers with Dry-It after days use

Uneven color rubs off

Color is not completely dispersed

Stir color into component B before adding component A

Surface bubbles

Moisture contamination

Application surface should be dry

   

Must be allowed to cure overnight in a dry environment

Cured HydroSpan will not expand

Mold release agent on surface

Clean cured parts with mineral spirits or acetone before soaking in water or Use Silicone molds

Sticky spots

Uneven mixing

Premix exactly 2 part A to 1 part B by Weight

Do not mix more than ½ gallon by hand, larger batch sizes require a Jiffy mixer and electric drill

Use a flat spatula

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