Rondo smell help

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    Rondo smell help

    hey guys i made two helmets using the standard fiberglass/rondo method and although its been 24 hours they still smell to high heaven, what do i do to get rid of the smell!?

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    Re: Rondo smell help

    The chemical reaction will continue for quite awhile. Most resin pieces take about two weeks to a month to finish "gassing out" depending on the temperature. If you used very little catalyst there is the possibility that the pieces will never set.

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    Re: Rondo smell help

    i am pretty sure they are setting. the helmets are already pretty hard. So I guess I will just have to wait it out then? Is there anyway to speed up this process?

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    Re: Rondo smell help

    What is "Rondo"?

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    Re: Rondo smell help

    Rondo is a mix of Bondo and poliester Resin (usually a 1:1 ratio) which is used like urethane resin for hardening paper projects, like the ones built with pepakura.

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    Re: Rondo smell help

    it seems the smell has finally faded now. Has anyone here tried that smoothcast stuff that has no smell?

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    Re: Rondo smell help

    I use Smooth Cast 65D on all my helmets and love the stuff! Easy to work with, almost no smell, and leaves a smooth finish.

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    Re: Rondo smell help

    thanks for the tip! are there any store that sell it or do i need to buy straight from the website?

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    Re: Rondo smell help

    It depends on where you live. You can order from Smooth On or from Reynolds Advanced Materials | Everything for Mold Making & Casting I get it from Reynolds because I am in Indy and they have a location in Chicago.

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    I also go through Reynolds since they have a location I can drive to at lunch time and pick the stuff up

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    Thanks guys I'll check it out

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