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As far as I can tell the NEW Medium Vinyl Hyde takes the longest to set up. Here’s what I did: I took a little bit of all our heat cure compounds and put it on a scrap vinyl cushion. I did use a hair dryer and evenly warmed up all the compounds. Now I’m basically just let them sit on the vinyl for a few days to figure out which ones set up and which ones stay wet the longest. Tomorrow I’ll put the cushion with the fillers out in the sun (we’re supposed to get over 70 degrees, yay) to see what happens. So far the NEW Medium Vinyl Hyde is still wet and spreadable while ALL the other ones started setting up already. The Duraflex, Extra Thick and XR-15 set up the quickest. Base Fill and FX-9 set up a little bit but not too bad.
I’m also hoping that other technicians here share their experience with fillers setting up and give us their opinion on which ones have the longest shelf-live. I will also talk to Tom from Viper about it to find out more about shelf lives in different temperature ranges.