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Poundland Epoxy Resin
« on: October 21, 2017, 07:41:52 PM »

I have just tried the Tommy Walsh 2 part epoxy in a syringe dispenser.
It dries non-sticky in 15 mins.
I am so impressed with it I have just put 2 shafts in with it.
And all for 1.


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Re: Poundland Epoxy Resin
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2017, 08:03:26 PM »

And i thought you were going to make use of the 2 part resin you bought. %)


Will have to grab myself some as ive used the last of my epoxy putting the shaft in the tug boat.
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Re: Poundland Epoxy Resin
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2017, 10:31:37 PM »

Hi, I have been using the Tommy Walsh yacht varnish, on my second tin now.  No complaints at all.
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Re: Poundland Epoxy Resin
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2017, 03:04:13 PM »

been using this stuff for some time.
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Re: Poundland Epoxy Resin
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2017, 11:05:51 AM »


I have just tried the Tommy Walsh 2 part epoxy in a syringe dispenser.
It dries non-sticky in 15 mins.
I am so impressed with it I have just put 2 shafts in with it.
And all for 1.
Bob


what sort of working time does it have, Bob with it setting in 15 mins.


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Re: Poundland Epoxy Resin
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2017, 12:00:58 PM »


I have bought three packs after reading this.
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Re: Poundland Epoxy Resin
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2017, 05:12:18 PM »

Hi Neil, the safe working time in cool temperatures is about 10 minutes, in the warm it starts to gel in 7-8 minutes


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Re: Poundland Epoxy Resin
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2017, 05:22:42 PM »


Ive used this too, got five in one go, used three already. Really good as long as you don't mix too much in one go as it reacts quickly in quantity and gets pretty warm to the touch too.


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Re: Poundland Epoxy Resin
« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2017, 01:09:44 PM »

Be careful with this stuff from Pound shops. Ive had experience of the stuff turning to fudge like consistancy when it gets wet for any  length of time guys.
I used it to bond an adaptor to a water barrel and within 4 weeks the adaptor dropped out and the epoxy had turned to a soft fudge like state.
So scraped it all out, bought proper branded stuff....not moved since, so vowed not to use on my boats.....afterall, you dont want to have to do a job twice.

be careful please guys.
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Re: Poundland Epoxy Resin
« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2017, 01:26:45 PM »

Hi I have been using the stuff for a while and works OK.  Just repaired a china mug where the bottom had come off.  Glued on no problem, I put the mug in the dishwasher to test it and all the glue area came out pink, still aparently a good joint but not really usable.
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Re: Poundland Epoxy Resin
« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2017, 04:17:48 PM »

Works well enough for me.

Using quick set epoxies on anything that needs to remain in water for extended periods is inadvisable. Model submariners always use slow set epoxies for anything that comes into contact with water, although in many instances, modified acrylic adhesives can do the same job and better.  Also it's advisable to leave bonded items for several days before putting it anywhere near water, they might say the adhesives set in a certain time, but they only reach their maximum cure state after some days.

I sometimes mix some cotton flock in with the adhesive, makes it really strong.

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Re: Poundland Epoxy Resin
« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2017, 12:53:01 PM »

Subculture, what do you mean by cotton flock????


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Re: Poundland Epoxy Resin
« Reply #12 on: November 12, 2017, 01:03:07 PM »

Just add cotton wool either from a cotton bud or cosmetic balls into the mix, agree with previous comments don't use it if exposed regularly to water.
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Re: Poundland Epoxy Resin
« Reply #13 on: November 12, 2017, 01:12:29 PM »

HI Rich, thanks for that, never gave it a thought!!!! almost like adding glass rovings without the hassel


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Re: Poundland Epoxy Resin
« Reply #14 on: November 12, 2017, 03:04:12 PM »

Hello I use this-

https://www.bucks-composites.com/products/micro-fibres-cotton-flock

Mixes in like a powder, but seriously strengthens the epoxy, and reduces sag.

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Re: Poundland Epoxy Resin
« Reply #15 on: November 12, 2017, 05:39:16 PM »

Subculture. Thanks for the link, just ordered a load of stuff, quite cheep to


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Re: Poundland Epoxy Resin
« Reply #16 on: November 12, 2017, 09:51:53 PM »

Yes a good independent supplier of high quality materials. I also like to use easy composites and East coast fibreglass, as they all tend to offer slightly different products which are useful if you work with composites.

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Re: Poundland Epoxy Resin
« Reply #17 on: November 12, 2017, 09:59:43 PM »

Have used Easy composites, but not East coast. Easy have some superb how to videos, well worth watching 
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Re: Poundland Epoxy Resin
« Reply #18 on: November 13, 2017, 08:58:22 AM »

Yes. They do tend to major on very high end composite construction though e.g. pre-preg, carbon fibre etc. Overkill for all but the most exotic R/C projects.

A really good source of videos are the fibreglast (sic) videos on Youtube. They do an eight part series on small size epoxy glass tool construction and moulding, which is excellent.

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Re: Poundland Epoxy Resin
« Reply #19 on: November 14, 2017, 05:28:48 PM »

Far better to add glass  rovings than cotton wool, after all that is what it is designed for. nemesis
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Re: Poundland Epoxy Resin
« Reply #20 on: November 14, 2017, 05:45:00 PM »

Good luck getting a neat small bead with glass rovings. The microfibres give very high strength. I use glass reinforcement too, but only in areas that need extremely high strength, and/or are well concealed.
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