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Doc Marten19/05/2020 13:42:15
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Searching around for a UK supplier to buy resin and glass I came across this Here, £24 for 2 pack resin in 1.5kg packs, that's 53oz in old money compared to £23 for 12oz of Pacer.

 

Edited By Doc Marten on 19/05/2020 13:48:18

flight119/05/2020 14:22:09
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Well that's £24 + vat, a good laminating resin can be had else were for about £22inc for 1.5 kg. like

don't forget that the pacer do laminating and glue versions which have additive added to make it stronger so can fill gaps etc

I am looking for a budget epoxy glue supplier for 5 min and 30 min, i have noticed that the prices really have gone up. ( please don't suggest poundland it is a recycled/remanufactured epoxy glue and not as strong, no does it bond as well compared to known makes like pacer etc

Doc Marten19/05/2020 16:36:14
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That works out the same, £10 for .5 litre +vat.

 

Edited By Doc Marten on 19/05/2020 16:38:25

Barrie Lever19/05/2020 18:31:45
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Doc

Look at Easy Composites, their EL2 resin is pretty good, we are making loads of composite parts with it.

I would recommend the above, I do this crap for a living.

Regards

Barrie

Martin McIntosh19/05/2020 18:56:38
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Those look like interesting sites. They did not come up when I googled to try and get the type of cloth I wanted but they do not seem to sell that. Just received some more multipurpose resin from ABL Stevens because I know that it is compatible with other products I use.

Will star this for the future since the prices appear quite reasonable.

Barrie Lever19/05/2020 19:02:49
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Martin

What sort of cloth are you looking for?

This site has a huge range.

**LINK**

Buying resins from them is expensive because you get hit with a hazardous transport charge but fabrics etc do not incur that charge.

B.

kevin b19/05/2020 19:06:48
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Posted by Barrie Lever on 19/05/2020 18:31:45:

Doc

Look at Easy Composites, their EL2 resin is pretty good, we are making loads of composite parts with it.

I would recommend the above, I do this crap for a living.

Regards

Barrie

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Stephen Smith 1419/05/2020 19:15:13
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I've used easy composites but only in small amount so never been hit with extra charges.

How do you recycle epoxy to sell in poundland or anywhere else for that matter

Martin McIntosh19/05/2020 19:16:10
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Thanks for the replies but nicht spreken se Deutch.

It was twill weave cloth, about 180gm or lighter that I was after. I now have my latest crop of moulds done with what I had/could get.

Barrie Lever19/05/2020 20:12:42
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Martin

They have the whole site translated into English, it is very good.

A lot of people mould model fuselages with 163g twill weave and use multiples of that if required, like the old saying goes two thin coats are better than one thick coat!

B.

OK I see why you got the German version, I use Microsoft Edge and it seamlessly translates on the fly, the language option on the R-G site is in the top right.

Edited By Barrie Lever on 19/05/2020 20:14:42

flight119/05/2020 20:40:36
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Posted by Martin McIntosh on 19/05/2020 19:16:10:

Thanks for the replies but nicht spreken se Deutch.

It was twill weave cloth, about 180gm or lighter that I was after. I now have my latest crop of moulds done with what I had/could get.

If you go to the top right of the screen and click the german flag it will all magically turn to British and English.

use R@g many years ago(25 years) were good then and still have a fantastic range, was a lot cheaper and you couldn't get it here then especially the range of top end stuff.

Martin McIntosh19/05/2020 20:52:30
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Thanks again. Twill is like hens` teeth in this country at the moment.

Doc Marten19/05/2020 21:26:06
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Thanks Barrie, will look at the Easy Composites site.

Barrie Lever20/05/2020 08:16:25
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Martin

I forgot yesterday to mention this supplier

**LINK**

Some glass fabrics are designated a style number and this is 7630, these style numbers encompass the material specification and are used mostly in aviation (interiors most likely)

I get material from East Coast fibre galss in addition to Easy Composite and R-G.

Barrie

Doc Marten20/05/2020 10:17:26
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The "reblend polyester" resin from East Coast looks like a cost effective alternative to fuel proofer Barrie?

Barrie Lever20/05/2020 10:50:24
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Doc

Well I am not sure how far you go back, but the best fuel proffer IMO was the original Ripmax Tufcote, in the day I remember an old sage saying to me that it was a product that was used in the furniture business.

Anyhow a few years ago I restoring one of those Moore and Wright toolmakers boxes and bought a product called Rustins Plasticote, blow me it was exactly the same as Tufcote, smells the same, handled the same and not too bad a price.

I don't much like the description of the reblended resin, it might work but the last thing you want in an engine bay is some sticky resin that has not gone off correctly, it definitely would cause finish issues if used on the exterior of a model, just not fine enough to brush out.

Plasticote is the way to go.

Barrie

Andy Stephenson20/05/2020 11:00:07
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For twill weave cloth try MBFG

They do what they call roving which I think is the same as twill weave. I have used the 81gsm and the 195 gsm cloth to make an engine cowl, it drapes really well.

They are an industrial supplier but they do small quantities plus all sorts of laminating resins.

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Andy.

Doc Marten20/05/2020 11:54:16
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I use Rustins Plasicote at present Barrie, I think it's great stuff and would also recommended it, Nice to see you confirm this. 😁

Martin McIntosh20/05/2020 13:19:20
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I use Sadolin PV67 which is probably the same thing.

Barrie Lever20/05/2020 13:44:12
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Martin

Thanks for the tip on Sadoline, I have a hunch that might be even closer to Tufkote as the Rustins product is a 4:1 mix ratio.

I have quickly read the Sadoline TDS and it is a 10:1 mix ratio, which rings a bell with regard to the Tufcote mix ratio.

Changing the subject did you used to fly a Simprop SSM radio?

Regards

Barrie

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