I ordered 5 gallons of Ez Poxy and 1 1/2 gallons of hardener back in April of this year. I'm just now getting around to using it. I have three cans of hardener, two 83 (medium) and one 87 (slow). The 87 is for construction of the strakes. I opened the 87 can first and it had the same color and consistency as apple butter. It was about 60 degrees in the garage so I thought perhaps it just need to be warmed up. Then I get to looking at the label, it has a manufacture date of 2014...hmmm. I take it in the house and get the can nice and warm, still I could turn it upside down and the hardener will stay in the can. I pick up a can of 87 and shake it, the contents slosh around as in liquid form. I go to the manufacturers website, Endurance Technologies, it seems Ez Poxy has a shelf life of two years from date of manufacture, it's also stated on the pail of epoxy.
The 5 gallon pail has no date of manufacture, just a "Lot" number.
One can of 83 hardener has a date of manufacture of 11/30/16 and an expiration date of 11/30/17 (1 year ??)
One can of 83 hardener has no dates at all.
The can of 87 hardener has a manufacture date of 04/06/14 (no expiration date listed but assumed to be one year, right?)
I contacted Aircraft Spruce the day before Thanksgiving via email, I was told a product specialist would contact me, four or five days later no contact. I followed up and Josh Solis contacted me, stated he was reaching out to Endurance Technologies for answers. He said the product was good for 1 year from date of shipment, sent me pictures of invoices and PO numbers where Aircraft Spruce had ordered the product from Endurance. He said it was my responsibility to verify product condition on receipt and so on and so forth. This was last Wednesday 11/29/17, still no answers.
This is my position; The 87 hardener was 2 years expired when shipped, one can of 87 only had 7 months of useful (shelf) life remaining. I will take the hit if I have to and buy another can of hardener from Aircraft Spruce because I am committed to using EZ Poxy at this point but I doubt very seriously I will do business with Aircraft Spruce again. Am I right or wrong?
Edited by Bryan Dover, 02 December 2017 - 08:20 PM.