Need help fast please! Question about infusion resin!

Discussion in 'Boatbuilding' started by Carbonman, Mar 9, 2010.

  1. Carbonman
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    Carbonman Junior Member

    What kind of resin is good for infusion other than epoxy? I'm leaning more towards a vinyl ester or polyester infusion resin. I tried thinning polyester resin and that just greatly reduces the strength.

    If I reduce vinyl ester resin by 5 - 10% will I greatly reduce the properties?

    I cant find any infusion resins online either. I need this fast :(


  2. jim lee
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    jim lee Senior Member

    IVEX 400, this is what we use. You can get it from Comp1. Its a vinyl ester for infusion. Don't attempt to mix your own from standard resin. That path is not fun and usually a dead end.

    Good luck

    -jim lee
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