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T-88 - is it supposed to be so thick?

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I ran out of West System epoxy last week and had a few things I wanted to glue together so I grabbed my old T-88 bottles and went to the kitchen to warm them up. After suspending them in very hot water for a while, the clear stuff was nice and loose but the darker stuff stayed kind of thick. After it all returned to room temperature the clear stuff still moved around pretty easily but the dark half was more like very warm taffy. I made a couple of test pieces and they held fine and broke just like you'd want them to but, is the dark part of t-88 really supposed to be so thick? i don't have the muscles to squeeze that stuff out of the bottle if I need any more than a small batch or two.
the thickness of it is really nice though as the glue stays in the joints better than the West System stuff without adding a ton of filler.
Thanks,
Bart

 

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