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Glue for my Puffer build
« on: February 23, 2017, 07:47:40 AM »

I've read most of the glueing threads and can't find a definitive answer to the question, best glue for bonding bulkheads, deck supports etc on my Northlight kit?
Australian brands if possible.
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Re: Glue for my Puffer build
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2017, 02:16:51 PM »

Epoxy resin and if you have any go over the joint with Gel coat Polyester resin, nemesis
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Re: Glue for my Puffer build
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2017, 02:22:46 PM »

I agree with Nemesis. Epoxy Resin, and if there is room a couple of layers of fibre glass matting will do no harm.

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Re: Glue for my Puffer build
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2017, 02:25:23 PM »

Just straight Araldite?
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Re: Glue for my Puffer build
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2017, 02:49:37 PM »

That will do, but sometimes epoxy can crack off polyester laminate. Does not seem to "bond" at the odd occasion. Could be the wax that is put into the resin so give your hull a good roughing up before you start.nemesis
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Re: Glue for my Puffer build
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2017, 04:43:46 PM »


Could be.
Like All glue jobs, surfaces must clean dry and roughed up a bit, keyed.
You can't glue to a painted or varnished surface....

Use slow set / 30 minute epoxy / Aradite.
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Re: Glue for my Puffer build
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2017, 10:57:43 PM »

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