Cooking Oil & Epoxy

Posted by Mike D on Oct 11, 2005

IMHO spraying cooking oil on the tube for a release agent is not a good idea. Epoxy will not bond to smooth plastic hose. After the epoxy cures give the hose a twist and it will easily come out. Just be sure to leave enough sticking out for a good handle.

It is very possible that cooking oil would inhibit the cure where it contacts the epoxy and leave a sticky mess that may not cure at all. I've had that happen with two part urethane casting resins.

Happy Building, MD

In Response to: Re: Carry loops by Jim S on Oct 11, 2005