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brainstrust
10th Mar 2018, 03:20 PM
Been playing around with some resin. Does anyone know of a decent priced resin (pref epoxy) supplier in oz?

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cava
10th Mar 2018, 09:42 PM
Our local Bunnings were getting rid of an 'unknown' brand of epoxy, when I was in today. Marked down to $10 a tin.

Maybe check your local Bunnings?

dai sensei
10th Mar 2018, 10:08 PM
I use Megapoxy HX (low exotherm version of H) check for a distributor near you here http://megapoxy.com. It only comes in 5 and 20 litre kits though, for 5 litres it was around $35/litre and 20 litres it was around $20/litres, but it has gone up recently.

brainstrust
11th Mar 2018, 01:01 PM
Our local Bunnings were getting rid of an 'unknown' brand of epoxy, when I was in today. Marked down to $10 a tin.

Maybe check your local Bunnings?

checked out my Bunnings, only have that Protite stuff, which I think is a poly.

brainstrust
11th Mar 2018, 09:10 PM
just ordered some milliput so i'll have a play with that to on some bowls. Any use it?

turnerted
12th Mar 2018, 04:17 PM
The Platnum brand on ebay is a good price and fine if you're not doing thick pours , ie fine for casting pen blank slabs etc .You can buy it in small volumes .
Ted

dai sensei
12th Mar 2018, 06:40 PM
just ordered some milliput so i'll have a play with that to on some bowls. Any use it?

Never heard of it. Is it a clear casting resin or a epoxy coating system? Where from? Be careful of Epoxies off Ebay, they are very critical to proportions, with some having troubles setting properly.

brainstrust
13th Mar 2018, 11:12 AM
Never heard of it. Is it a clear casting resin or a epoxy coating system? Where from? Be careful of Epoxies off Ebay, they are very critical to proportions, with some having troubles setting properly.

its a 2 part epoxy putty. you mould it together like play dough and when it dries I believe it goes resin hard and you can sand it and so forth.

turnerted
13th Mar 2018, 03:57 PM
Platinum epoxy is a clear casting epoxy. I used it when I first started off and had no problems with it , then changed to Megapoxy HX which now costs $110 for 4 liters from the factory ,Vivacity Engineering .
The staff there are very enthusiastic about their product and wanted to know what I was using it for , so when I purchased my second batch from them , I took a few samples along to show them and managed to sell them a hybred pen which defrayed the cost of the resin a bit . The pen now sits on their sample shelf .
Ted

hughie
13th Mar 2018, 09:16 PM
The more you buy the less you pay. I buy 20-30 litres at a time and it delivered to my door around $20 per litre.

dai sensei
14th Mar 2018, 12:43 AM
its a 2 part epoxy putty. you mould it together like play dough and when it dries I believe it goes resin hard and you can sand it and so forth.

That's different. Where did you get it and how much if you don't mind me asking

I have used something similar for car repairs but a dark grey/black product bought in a small tube

gidgee 1
14th Mar 2018, 06:48 AM
Hi Guys
What is the shelf life of the Megapoxy in its liquid form?
When cured is it food safe?
I have been trying to hold off starting to use epoxies,but have too much "good" timber scraps laying around cluttering up the cave(yeah I know it will be another slippery slope,but better than wasting a resource!).
Cheers
Gidgee 1

Christos
14th Mar 2018, 07:10 AM
That's different. Where did you get it and how much if you don't mind me asking....

I thought that Milliput was mention on the forum in the past. I have not tried this but do see an advantage when using this on a piece that is not round as you don't need to build a wall around the void. I watch Peter Brown on his youtube channel do exactly this on a bowl.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfwm9KcbDhQ

brainstrust
14th Mar 2018, 12:11 PM
That's different. Where did you get it and how much if you don't mind me asking

I have used something similar for car repairs but a dark grey/black product bought in a small tube

Only ordered it the other day and it hasn't arrived yet!!!
I "shopped around" online and found this place to be pretty reasonable
https://www.hobbytools.com.au/putties-fillers-or-epoxy-for-modelling/

brainstrust
24th Mar 2018, 07:29 PM
Not the best example of milliput. It does give a very resin type finish.

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dai sensei
24th Mar 2018, 09:15 PM
What is the shelf life of the Megapoxy in its liquid form?

Not sure, nothing in the specs. It is in 2 parts so as long as it is stored properly (cool, dry, dark place) it should last for a long time, like most of the epoxies. I've never had a drum more than 6 months, but in that time, never had an issue


When cured is it food safe?

I consider most resins food safe when fully cured, it then comes down to the question, when is it fully cured. Epoxies get harder and harder in time, so like concrete, probably never really cures completely. I always coat the surface with lacquer or something else when finished anyway, so if in contact with food, I use a food safe product like Hard Shellac or Rustins Plastic Coating (ok when cured)

gidgee 1
25th Mar 2018, 06:57 AM
Thank You Neil.
Cheers
gidgee 1