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Old 07-23-2009, 02:44 PM
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Just came from the hobby store and found out that 12 minute epoxy is no longer available. The only choices are 5 minute or 30 minute. Did any one out there find a source for 12-15 minute epoxy?? Any one try mixing the hardener from the 5 and 30 minute to get in between??
Old 07-23-2009, 03:18 PM
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Default RE: !2 minute epoxy gone, nit, nada.....

Well, it seems that Tower is only carrying 5 or 6 minute and 30 minute too. Although I don't remember buying 12 minute epoxy, I seem to recall seeing some at Home Depot or Ace Hardware, which won't help you much in Canada.

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seems like a major source has quit producing it, this is quality epoxy right here [link=http://www.hobbylinc.com/htm/nhp/nhp112.htm]12 minute epoxy[/link]
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Default RE: !2 minute epoxy gone, nit, nada.....

ORIGINAL: Fastsky
Just came from the hobby store and found out that 12 minute epoxy is no longer available. The only choices are 5 minute or 30 minute. Did any one out there find a source for 12-15 minute epoxy?? Any one try mixing the hardener from the 5 and 30 minute to get in between??
I found 15 minute epoxy http://www.hobbylinc.com/htm/hlc/hlc204.htm which is the "mid-cure" product from Bob Smith Industries http://www.bsi-inc.com/Pages/hobby/epoxies.html

I also found http://www.greathobbies.com/producti...od_id=SIGEG002
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Default RE: !2 minute epoxy gone, nit, nada.....

meijers had some 90 sec epoxy at our store the other day.

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12 min epoxy from GravesRC in Orlando, Florida USA.
Old 07-23-2009, 08:43 PM
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Default RE: !2 minute epoxy gone, nit, nada.....

O Rieley's autoparts has various speed epoxies including 60 seconds. Also check Ace hardware.
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Default RE: !2 minute epoxy gone, nit, nada.....

Was at the LHS the other day and there was quite a bit of 15 minute on the shelf. I think it was the BSI stuff.

To be honest though, i never really use 12-15 minute. If I want it quick, I use 5-minute. When I want some extra working time I use the 30 minute. I rarely have a use for anything in between.
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ORIGINAL: Fastsky

Just came from the hobby store and found out that 12 minute epoxy is no longer available. The only choices are 5 minute or 30 minute. Did any one out there find a source for 12-15 minute epoxy?? Any one try mixing the hardener from the 5 and 30 minute to get in between??
What's in a name?
I've got some Pacer Z-poxy 5 minute epoxy and some Deluxe 1 hour epoxy and they seem to have almost the same pot life.
I've always thought that the very fast epoxies don't seem to go off as well (they retain a "tack") and that they don't set with the same strength as good old Araldite 24.

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Default RE: !2 minute epoxy gone, nit, nada.....

Thankx for the replys. We have a Home Depot near my place so will check it out. Otherwise will be ordering from the states. Later...[8D]
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I don't know about the hardware store brands, but I find 5 minute epoxy unsuitable for modeling. The thirty minute epoxy is much thinner and allows for better coverage, a bit better penetration into the wood and a stronger bond. If it's important ( like a firewall ) You might as well clamp it and wait. If I am at the field, in a hurry or it doesn't really matter then I just use ca.

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