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Old Sep 03, 2014, 11:56 PM
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While digging through the basement looking for some heavy glass cloth to repair a windsurf mast with, I found these jars of generic epoxy additives. I don't recall ever seeing them before. But they must have come with an epoxy kit I bought just after college in the early 80s for repairing whitewater kayaks. (most whitewater kayaks since the mid 80s have been made of high density polyethylene....no more broken boats)

So I guess my needs are covered for now. Not sure if the "plastic mini-fibers" are an acceptable substitute for milled glass or carbon. I'll have to experiment with it. I'm guessing it must be nylon of polyester. Nylon was used as a poor-man's kevlar in some kayak layups back then....it would hold the layup together even if it was smashed in on a rock. So you could paddle a damaged boat out rather than walking out, or asking your buddies "did anyone bring duct tape?"
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Old Sep 04, 2014, 12:18 AM
Entropy is happening!
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All of those are sure to have an application in model building Jim.

That reminds me to collect some sanding dust next time I'm in a woodworking shop!
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Old Sep 07, 2014, 12:02 PM
If it floats....sail it!
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Good sources of fillers: http://www.epoxyusa.com/category_s/4.htm


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