Re: [Michalak] Re: Luan Ply
> Ok,,I knew that it had to be protected from the UV rays, as do weProbably the biggest difference between the two (outside of the fact that
> all. I did not know about it's heat sensitivity. How about using
> polyester resins? These are what I used on the last three. I know
> it is more brittle than epoxy but never compared the two for other
poly smells awful) is the adhesion. Epoxy will stick to wood about 10 times
better than polyester. That said, you have to ask: " how much is enough?"
If Polyester is strong enough for your design and use, then use that.
Personally, I find the smell and difficulty of measuring Poly enough to keep
me away from it.
- --- In Michalak@yahoogroups.com, "Edward Bachmann" <edbz@h...> wrote:
> >I use the silica for thickener for gluing, not for fillets. Whenfilleting,
> >always apply the tape to a soft fillet. That way there is noneed to sand
> >in between those application. I fillet, then tape in oneoperation.
> >That way
> >I use polyester body filler (Bondo) to smooth out taped seams.
> >sanding is easy. The secret is to apply the body filler whilethe epoxy is
> >still tacky so that the epoxy sticks to the filler. I have neverhad it
> >fall out or separate.and for smooth coats and fairing. These fillets seem as strong as
> Raka also sells glass bubbles. It makes a great filler for fillets
wood flour and is much easier to sand and smooth. I usually stick
some silica in for fillets too to make it thicker - it still sands
In the past, I've used cabosil and micro baloons 50-50. Very
strong, but a serious pain to sand. Of course I was using polyester
resin too. I guess that is part of the reason also.
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