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Elastopur, DIY

Elastopur is a 2-component adhesive. Ideal for coating of styrofoam, polyurethane foam and other substrates. Elastopur is solvent-free and has very good adhesive properties, and after curing completely harmless.

Processing Elastopur.








Elastopur is a 2-component adhesive. Ideal for coating of styrofoam, polyurethane foam and other substrates. 1 Box of 1.5 kg is suitable for ± 0.75 m2. Elastopur is solvent-free and has very good adhesive properties (Do not apply directly on glass or silicone sealant), and after curing completely harmless. Please note the warnings listed on the can when processing .








Elastopur consists of 2 parts; 1 part of resin, and 1 part of hardener (this is in the lid) with a mixing ratio 6½: 1 (this ratio is present in the pot). Always use gloves in processing elastopur! For the harder to join the resin, pierce the black plastic circle lid several times with an awl or screwdriver. You can then cover and loosen the harder run to the resin. When all has gotten harder out of the cover, mix the two components until a uniformly colored paste is formed. Because elastopur is cream-colored, it is wise to add brown dye (this is also available from rana). After addition of the dye mix once again.

















The Elastopur is now ready for use (processing time ± 45 min. To 1 hour). Take the disposable brush and brings Elastopur to the surface. Don’t bring the Elastopur to thin to the surface so that there is enough material to make herein sailing, root litter / peat or other material stick. It is wise to apply the amount of Elastopur from one can into 2 or 3 phases.In between phases apply the material to be processed, this way the whole is not too quick to dry out. After the application of the Elastopur add the sailing root litter or peat manually(using GLOVES !!!!). You can use your hands to really push it in. Working backwards from bottom to top. After the whole surface is covered let it dry for 24 hours. After 24 hours you can remove the excess material with a hand brush or vacuum cleaner. The Elastopur is now so far cured that you can run water over it. After 7 days, the material is fully cured and totally harmless and one can put the animals in the enclosure (the plant can be placed after only 1 or 2 days). If you want to coat the side walls / rear wall of the terrarium with this method it is wise to apply a thin styrofoam plate (1 cm) and Elastopur thereon. Elastopur namely adhesion when applied directly to glass and will be released when it is wet.














Elastopur remains lightly flexible after curing, so it will not go cracking as is often seen in other materials. With Elastopur you are assured of a nice solid surface that you will enjoy for many years.

You can make many forms using elastopur. Below is an example of a tree and terrarium we have made recently.















MShould you have have any questions about Elastopur you can always contact us.

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