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Old 09-01-2014, 06:39   #16
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Re: Custom Carbon/Wood Wheel

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105 with 209 and cypress

Have you used Proset? Seems like you do a lot of epoxy layups. Move to Proset and your laminate quality will double. Was that hand laminated, no vacuum bag? Ever burn test a 105 layup like that? It's really difficult to get resin ratio as low as it should be with 105 and no bag. But Proset hand lams come in as low as 40%. It costs more, but I find it pays for itself because you use far less resin for the same layup, and get a much better layup. Unlike most laminating epoxy resins, no post cure is required. 105 is strictly for bonding, fillets, and fairing for me. Haven't done a layup with it in many years. WEST came out with a laminating resin for some very good reasons.

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Old 09-01-2014, 13:17   #17
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+1 on Proset, +2 on Proset infusion epoxies.


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Old 09-01-2014, 13:30   #18
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Old 03-04-2014, 07:27   #19
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Re: Custom Carbon/Wood Wheel

Thanks for the input on the Proset.

I talked with West Systems tech people about this as we did some chainplates next. They said that the 105/209 combo gives me comparable viscosity and unless we were to post cure, gives the same strength. We are way over on strength in this application.

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