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Smoking Epoxy

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Just used some flex coat slow cure on a grip. Next mixed a batch for the reel seat after I rolled on some tape bushings. Same procedure each time (warmed bottles with warm tap water), same bottles of epoxy. The epoxy I mixed for the reel seat began to harden after about 7 minutes. Once it started to harden it was solid in about 2 minutes and while it was hardeneing before my eyes started to give off a white smoke. The reel seat turned as I aligned it with the spine of the rod and acted normally even when the epoxy in the cup had completely hardened. Anyone ever had this happen or know why it happened?
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Flex Coat Epoxy

Yes I have had the same thing happen to Flex Coat 5 Minute Epoxy. I told my offsider to mix up some epoxy when we were gluing up handles and instead of mixing up the normal epoxy he used the 5 minute stuff. He said to me gee this epoxy gets hot by the time I went to use it, it had gone hard. It was mixed up in one of the small FC cups and it was that hot I couldn't hold the container and it was smoking a little but that was a 1/2oz mix. Just make sure you have the normal "Rod Builders Epoxy Glue" and not the "5 Minute Epoxy" ? I only use the FC 5 Minute Epoxy to glue on tips. The normal Rod Builders Epoxy does get hot but nothing like the 5 Minute stuff
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