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WHAT HAPPENED TO 12 MINUTE EPOXY????

Old 01-11-2011, 11:59 AM
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Is there a source for 12 minute epoxy? I used to be able to buy it at Tower or Advantage Hobby and neither have it any longer.
Old 01-11-2011, 07:19 PM
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Bob Smith has 15 min epoxy, I use it quite a bit.
Old 01-11-2011, 11:25 PM
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You're right. I did a search at a couple sites and the choices were 5 or 30 minute. Well, I guess you'll have to use 30 and then relax for another 18 minutes.
Old 01-12-2011, 03:34 AM
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epoxy discussions have said the bob smith epoxy is the best. i got tired of soft set epoxy, tried the bob smith and have been happy so far.
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Just let your 30 minute epoxy sit for 15 minutes after you mix it but before you use it.

Old 01-12-2011, 04:20 AM
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Bob Smith has 15 min epoxy, I use it quite a bit.
Where could one buy Bob Smith epoxy? If their website has purchasing available, I missed it.
Old 01-12-2011, 05:42 AM
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Do not make the mistake of thinking that 5 or 15 minute epoxy gains full strength in that time; none of these gain full strength much faster than any of the slower setting types. None gain full strength much before 12 to 24 hours cure time depending on temperature. Those stated time are generally "tack free times", not cure times. If you really need fast high strength cure times, you need to use the CA's.
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i'd like to be able to get the 45 and 60 minute stuff that HobbyPoxy use to make.................the slower set makes a much stronger bond, but it's now gone.
Old 01-12-2011, 12:47 PM
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Charlie's Discount Hobbies in Tampa would be your closest source. www.gravesrc.com in Orlando is the closest online.
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Charlie's Discount Hobbies in Tampa would be your closest source. www.gravesrc.com in Orlando is the closest online.
I just checked with Ike(the owner) of Charlie's Hobbies and he carries Bob Smith epoxy. Thanks for the source.
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i'd like to be able to get the 45 and 60 minute stuff that HobbyPoxy use to make.................the slower set makes a much stronger bond, but it's now gone.


Lowe's sells Loctite 60 minute epoxy.
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ORIGINAL: summerwind

i'd like to be able to get the 45 and 60 minute stuff that HobbyPoxy use to make.................the slower set makes a much stronger bond, but it's now gone.


Lowe's sells Loctite 60 minute epoxy.
hey thank you so much.............that's just what i was looking for.
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Lowe's sells Loctite 60 minute epoxy.
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I tried some of that and I wasn't very happy with it. It took FOREVER to set up and it didn't completely harden for like 24 hours. I might have gotten an old package or something but Iwill be avoiding that stuff in the future.
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This is a little unsettling. I looked for epoxy on BTE site and they are no longer offfering it. Has the EPA struck again?
John
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Lowe's sells Loctite 60 minute epoxy.
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I tried some of that and I wasn't very happy with it. It took FOREVER to set up and it didn't completely harden for like 24 hours. I might have gotten an old package or something but Iwill be avoiding that stuff in the future.
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With respect: That's the way it's supposed to act. Your slower curing epoxies will take longer to set up and not reach full strength for 24 hours or more. That's what makes them better. They will not be as brittle which is a good thing.Wish there was a source for 3 hour epoxy. NHP (no longer in business) use to have it. Used the stuff all the time.
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that's one of the epoxies that i had problems with. i tried weighing the mix with a digital scale and still had soft sets. i actually quit using epoxy until i saw the thread recommending bob smith epoxy.
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I have used Devcon epoxy for years and mainly because finishing resins will cure over it. I just emailed Devcon aka ITW Consumer about their one ounce tube dispenser epoxies.
It seems that I can never get the resin to come out of the tubes in equal amounts. My remedy- cut the tubes apart in the band saw and dispense each one seperatly. Works like a champ. Now if they would get new caps I'd be happy.
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You can get Great Planes 45 minute epoxy at Tower Hobbies.

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