I was filling the 60cc syringes I use for dispensing T-88 epoxy in an exact 1:1 ratio. Typically I overfill them a little, then stand them on end tips up to let the bubbles rise to the top, then squeeze a little back into the bottles to get the amounts in each syringe evened out. Yeah, it’s a little picky, but it lets me easily keep the ratios exactly the same. Anyway, I got a little distracted, and accidentally squirted about 4cc of hardener right into the half-full bottle of resin. Oops. All I could do without making things worse was let it sit. I thought about trying to scoop it out with a long handled spoon, but decided all I’d really do was mix it in. I figured either I’d end up with a hardened mass on top that I could scoop out later, or it would ruin the entire remaining half bottle of resin. That would be about $22 worth of epoxy… not the end of the world, but it would kinda suck. I was hoping the hardener would not slowly sink to the bottom, ruining resin as it went.
Well, I got lucky (or science worked in my favor). Today there was a gooey layer of semi-cured epoxy sitting on top of the resin. I was able to scoop it out using a chunk of scrap spruce. Assuming things don’t go south in the next few weeks until I need to refill the syringes again, it looks like things will be OK.