Hi all, I just wanted to check in and see if anyone has an epoxy putty product that they are particularly happy with. I need to purchase something to use as an interface material that has similar working properties to Phillyseal. The last thing I remember seeing was Ave's Fixit. Are there other products that someone would recommend over this product? Thanks much. Ashley
T. Ashley McGrew PACCIN Publications Chair Art and Object - Integrated Preservation Systems 3749 2nd. Avenue La Crescenta, CA 91214 (646) 265 - 5526 firstname.lastname@example.org
We use Aves Apoxie.
We like Aves Fixit better than Phillyseal. It does not slump as much. It has passed our Oddy test for direct contact with art work but we still use a barrier coating B-72 and Benchmark’s Sueded Polyethylene if it needs padding.
Philip Brutz Mount Maker Exhibition Production The Cleveland Museum of Art 11150 East Boulevard Cleveland, Ohio 44106-1797
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We have been using Apoxie-Sculpt too and we like it.
Pamela Gaible 6/13/12
All, We have oddy tested the following 2 part water based epoxies recently. With the following results for using them with objects inside cases. All epoxies would be used with thin layer of B72 coating and Benchmark sueded poly (same as Philip B.)
Apoxie Sculpt Brown - approve no reaction coupons.
Apoxie Sculpt Beige - Copper - matte spots over most of surface discrete spots that are raised appear to be particulate contamination. - Slightly corrosive Silver and Lead no reaction. Same as control.
Apoxie Super White - Copper - More matte overall. One tiny spot near bottom edge. Silver and Lead no reaction. Same as control.
Aves - FIXIT - ceramic white color, - Limited Use. Copper - two spots of green corrosion on one side. Conservation recommends not using this material with carbonate based objects such as shell, egg shell, etc. especially in sealed cases. Silver and Lead no reaction - Same as control.
Milliput - white - same as control sample, This one is a bit stiff to work with. We have not tested the shrinkage but have used it with sea shells just fine. For delicate shells you will need to apply the putty in small balls or strips since it is stiff or consider using a different softer putty that is easier to apply.
Have fun. Pam