Uk Guys - what resin

Silverstalker

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Mainly for anyone in the UK so I can get the right brand, what resin are you guys using for those who have made cardboard helmets. I am doing another one and want to use a resin this time.
 

intwenothor

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Yeah, I've been using that one recently for some fibreglassing work. It's simple and easy to use. Stinks though.
 

Silverstalker

Active Hunter
Ha I bought this today to fiberglass the inside of another helmet I am making... I did wonder if I could use the resin part on its own for the outside
 

intwenothor

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You only get about a 15 to 20 minute window to work it before it starts to set (depending on how much catalyst you use). I suppose you could use it o the outside of something if it's only a mass of material you're looking to shape but it might be difficult to see what's what as it is transparent. It might be easier to use filler as it is opaque and would be easier to see what you were doing but it all kind of depends what it is you're trying to achieve I suppose. Two part epoxy putty is also a nice material to work with depending on the purpose. I'd be amazed if amongst those three things you couldn't find something that would work out.

Yes, rfbr. You need help.
 

Silverstalker

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I am not so worried about the outside to be fair, I just PVA the whole outside and that sets it quite hard, I will however fiberglass the inside

Thanks
 

Silverstalker

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I water it down to soak into the cardboard and harden,it drys ridged but stays smooth. a light buff with fine sand paper and its like glass when finished.
 
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