Bursting Bubbles

After you pour the epoxy on the surface, you will need to pop air bubbles using a Propane Plumber’s Torch or a Heat Gun (torch works better). Both are sold at Home Depot or Lowe's for around $20. Do not use a hairdryer as it blows too much air and does not get hot enough to work correctly. Keep the torch or heat gun a few inches from the surface and move along the area to pop the bubbles. Do not stay in one spot too long or you will burn the epoxy. This process should only take one or two minutes at most as you are simply sweeping back and forth until you cover the entire area.

After you have popped all the air bubbles on the entire surface, wait about 5-10 minutes, then go back to the beginning again and look for any bubbles that may have since appeared and pop them as well. It is easier to see air bubbles if your head is eye level to the bar. Do not use the torch or heat gun on the epoxy after 20 minutes have passed since the pour. You could end up burning the epoxy as it has started to cure. It may also cause waves or ripples that will not go away.

Wait 72 hours before using the surface.

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