Surface Preparation & Solvents

The fundamentals of surface preparation are important whether you are bonding, fairing or applying fabrics. The success of the epoxy application depends not only on the strength of the epoxy, but also on how well the epoxy adheres to the surface. Unless you are bonding to partially cured epoxy, the strength of the bond relies on the epoxy’s ability to mechanically “key” into the surface. Following these three steps of surface preparation is critical to primary and secondary epoxy bonding operations.