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Old 08-03-2012, 03:52   #1
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Epoxy or polyester?

I have some self-tapping screws screwed straight into the gunwale, which have stripped. So now I plan to drill out the holes oversize, fill them with resin, then drill & tap them, and use machine screws for better strength.

So should I use polyester or epoxy resin? I know epoxy is stronger than polyester, but is it a big difference? Would something like Araldite do the job?

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Re: Epoxy or polyester?

for that type of repair epoxy would be the best have some universal thinners for cleanup

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Re: Epoxy or polyester?

Araldite is an epoxy resin
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Araldite Epoxy would be fine. Check the product labelling as some of their adhesives are not.

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