A question about bonding with epoxy/hysol
I have a question, I am always asking questions, because I am always trying to learn as much as I can, and the easiest way to learn is to listen to the people who have already been down the road in question,, SO,,
My question is in regards to bonding components together,,this particular situation I am bonding aircraft ply to fiberglass. I recently had a flame out, and got the plane down in 1 piece, but cracked 1/2 of a round former the gear mounts to, I removed the damaged section, sanded and cleaned, then layed 3 layers of heavy cloth from one side of the fuse to the other where the former goes.I have a new 1/2 former fitted and ready to install, and to be honest I am hung up right now. I am experienced with using 2 part epoxies such as the west systems, I have used this epoxy in multiple instances with great luck.
I had planned on mixing up a batch with some cabosil in it to make it thicker, so I could build up around the edges for more support, but now I am actually wondering about HYSOL,,
I have never used the stuff so I don't know the first thing about it, Except that a lot of guys swear by it, and it is costly, plus gotta buy the gun and dispersion tubes also.
SO I have a few questions for you guys with more experience than me
1. Is Hysol a stronger Epoxy than say the west systems, or even the conventional 30min. epoxy
2. What is the consistency of Hysol when it comes out, is it thin and runny, or more thick and controllable.
I thank you guys in advance for your help and advice with this question,,, I am sure others will learn from this post also,,