Re: [bolger] Digest Number 1128 - MICROLIGHT - What it is
- 'Proa' & 'Lincoln',
I'm a big believer in 'generics', myself. Nor do I like to hand-sand
'21st century rock'. Therefore, I went on this search sometime ago.
One of the clues is in the description of 410 itself, or rather a
caution. It recommends NOT to use it under dark colors.
Dark colors + hot sun = increased heat -> therefore the material is
thermo-plastic in nature.
An 'equivalent' is a finely shredded plastic material. If memory serves,
I ordered it from one source and the actual material come from another,
Ken Hankinson Associates. They define it as 'Plastic Mini Fibers'.
[Now that was terminally stupid ! If I keep giving away my 'trade
secrets' why would anyone order a boat from me ??]
Date: Fri, 02 Aug 2002 03:28:16 -0000
From: "proaconstrictor" <proaconstrictor@...>
Subject: Re: Talc vs Microlight
--- In bolger@y..., "rnlocnil" <lincolnr@r...> wrote:
> If their other stuff is priced like West's epoxy, you can save big
> bucks by buying 410 equivalent someplace else. I don't remember
> 410 is, but I seem to recall microballoons are not prohibitively
> expensive mail ordered.
410 - "Microlight mixes with greater ease than 407 Low-Density filler
or microballoons and is approximately 30% easier to sand."
I don't know what they put in 410, they have never been forthcoming
about it, as far as I have seen. My guess has always been that it is
some product like Talc, but with a binder built into it so that it
doesn't end up all over the place. It is probably the neatest
material to mix of any. I am pretty sweet on 410 actualy, just not
this time on this boat.