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Old 02-14-2020, 09:53 AM
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I am building an Evolution W DLG and the instructions say to thin down epoxy with alcohol to attach the 1/64th plywood top skins.
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My question is why not use Titebond II? Wouldn't that be just as strong as thinned epoxy? thanks for your advise.

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Old 02-14-2020, 03:42 PM
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Two things come to mind. One is that the thinned epoxy will be lighter. Two, using a water based product may cause the 1/64" ply to warp. If it were me building that wing, I would use a laminating or finishing epoxy resin without thinning. I would apply the epoxy resin with a glue syringe.
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Water based must be the reason. Thanks for the insight.

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