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Another Epoxy

Postby guy97 » Wed Oct 05, 2011 12:21 pm

I was looking up some glues today and I came across this http://boatcraft.com.au/Shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=49&products_id=756&zenid=2e33ac53f70393ae728c76bc058bfec5 Its called Epox-E-Glue and it has a viscosity of 450,000 mPas. Thats thicker than peanut butter acording to wikipedia. Just wanted to put it out there. Has anybody used and had ok reults or is a stay away product?

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Re: Another Epoxy

Postby Passaretti » Wed Oct 05, 2011 1:09 pm

Hi Mathew,

I have never used this product, but I would certainly experiment with it for applications like fillets. If you feel like experimenting, I would say go for it - you might learn something. One thing you might want to consider is "sand-ability." If this stuff dries as hard as rocks ... it will be difficult to put the finishing touches on the surface.

What kind of epoxy are you using for your build? With a little bit of technique, I've been able able to get decent fillets using most hobby epoxies (no filler). This might be the less costly route.

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Re: Another Epoxy

Postby guy97 » Wed Oct 05, 2011 1:19 pm

At the moment I use just a normal epoxy from a $2 shop. I think I will use Epiglue the this build but maybe I will try this later. Only because I know that Epiglue works well.

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Re: Another Epoxy

Postby kopius » Wed Oct 05, 2011 1:23 pm

guy97 wrote:Only because I know that Epiglue works well.


Understatement! EPIGLUE IS THE BOMB!! ;-)

On top of what Passa said, glues/epoxy that are too hard can often be brittle under harsh conditions. I am sure there is a number of flyers that tell you how they have used something like JB-Weld for fillets only to see it shatter on landings or crack fins as they have no give at all. Don't get me wrong, these have their places and I am an avid user of JB Weld for retainers and heat sensitive areas etc. however just something to be mindful of.
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Re: Another Epoxy

Postby ROCKet STAR » Wed Oct 05, 2011 1:34 pm

I get these which are pretty good, excellent value for money compared with araldite and the like, and probably also cheaper than the $2 shop tubes of epoxy when you consider volume.

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/stor ... _9_oz.html


They do 5, 15, 20 & 30 min versions.
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Re: Another Epoxy

Postby rocket_troy » Wed Oct 05, 2011 2:07 pm

On top of what Passa said, glues/epoxy that are too hard can often be brittle under harsh conditions. I am sure there is a number of flyers that tell you how they have used something like JB-Weld for fillets only to see it shatter on landings or crack fins as they have no give at all. Don't get me wrong, these have their places and I am an avid user of JB Weld for retainers and heat sensitive areas etc. however just something to be mindful of.


Yes indeed! I've certainly been a victim of that with JB weld and more regular 5min epoxy. Good advice!

They do 5, 15, 20 & 30 min versions.


That's good to know - ta.

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Re: Another Epoxy

Postby Lunar_Rendezvous » Wed Oct 05, 2011 6:31 pm

I mainly use super strength araldite mixed with micro balloons for fillets, I try to avoid the faster set epoxies as they tend to set a little harder and are more brittle, they also have less tolerance to heat. Though I'm always on the lookout for new products and when I'm out of araldite I'll give that epi-glue a try, getting tired of paying through the nose for araldite too.

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Re: Another Epoxy

Postby rocket_troy » Wed Oct 05, 2011 7:49 pm

mainly use super strength araldite mixed with micro balloons for fillets, I try to avoid the faster set epoxies as they tend to set a little harder and are more brittle, they also have less tolerance to heat. Though I'm always on the lookout for new products and when I'm out of araldite I'll give that epi-glue a try, getting tired of paying through the nose for araldite too.


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Re: Another Epoxy

Postby air.command » Wed Oct 05, 2011 8:18 pm

Lunar_Rendezvous wrote:I mainly use super strength araldite mixed with micro balloons for fillets

I second that, ever since the guys here put me onto the micro balloons I use them all the time too. Nice and easy to sand, and you can mix up the consistency you need for a specific job.
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Re: Another Epoxy

Postby PK » Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:44 pm

rocket_troy wrote:As the great Mike Limpus used to say when he picked up that famous dual syringe: "Ahhh... Araldities... Goddess of adhesion" :)

Hard to do it justice given there's no [FNQ/] forum tag.

Do you realize that there are teenagers on this forum who weren't born the first time we heard Mike say that?
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Re: Another Epoxy

Postby OverTheTop » Thu Oct 06, 2011 9:28 am

Anybody got a good source of Epi-Glue? Sounds like it is worth using.
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Re: Another Epoxy

Postby hybridhighflyer » Thu Oct 06, 2011 9:41 am

I am sticking (get the pun) to Araldite ... Would love to test the 2 against eachother as I have NEVER found a better tacking glue. Yes its a tad expensive but I hardly use it and a bottle lasts a long time.

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Re: Another Epoxy

Postby RobAust » Thu Oct 06, 2011 10:04 am

OverTheTop wrote:Anybody got a good source of Epi-Glue?
Hi Stewart,

I've only used Epi-glue, find it great to work with and super strong, it does great fillets. Blake hasn't even been able to break it....

I get mine from Bias Boating stores as they have varying sizes;

http://www.biasboating.com.au/p-762-international-epiglue.aspx

BCF also carry the smaller containers.

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Re: Another Epoxy

Postby OverTheTop » Thu Oct 06, 2011 11:41 am

Thanks guys. I'll try BCF, or maybe my local boating shop.
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Re: Another Epoxy

Postby Sumo310 » Mon Oct 10, 2011 12:34 pm

Another vote here for Epiglue, coming from an ex-Araldite fan.

Epiglue holds form, and appears a lot easier to work with than Araldite.
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