A New Project. The Pale Green 'Womble' SS1

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Post by philhoward » Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:59 pm

Manifold to head, yes.

Manifold to downpipe, yes.

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Post by Saber One » Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:53 am

What's the best way of sorting door, around the hinge holes and door skin , which matting/chopped strands to use ?? which resins (do they come with accelerator , hardener !!) Is it worth fitting a spreader plate in when repairing. have been on East Coast supplies website , but there's so much choice 😬. Will be my first attempt so simple answers appreciated 🙂 thanks
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Post by derekoss » Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:35 pm

Hi, I gave up using polyester resin and chopped strand mat a while ago. I use Wests epoxy and woven tape.
Found it much easier and stronger. Longer working time (with the slow hardener) if mixed in small batches. Mixing must accurate.
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Post by Alan SS1 » Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:59 pm

remove all the rusty debris, if not already fallen off, remove the blown chopped strand, replace with any type of resin you fancy. I have used old style 'isopon /Davids for years on fixing the Regal/Robin etc. found some super high strength stuff from a local GRP tank maker, but by goodness it was HARD as anils when cured!!! (and used a special MEK hardner, I think dispensed in a minature whisky bottle . .. . .)

replace with a section of AT LEAST 16SWG steel plate on inner at top and outer at bottom, unless concerned about looks, but as you have an SS1, then low on priority? :wink:

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Post by adamwilkes » Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:29 pm

Rub down any surface to be repaired with, say, 40 or 80-grit paper or an angle-grinder sanding disc to give a really good key for the resin/mat - remove all paint/filler. Grab 1Kg of "450g (1.5 oz) Chopped Strand Matting - 1mt wide"; 5Kg "General Purpose 2-8500 Polyester Resin (including catalyst)" - the resin is more than you need right now, but costs hardly more than 2.5Kg of it. Look at: https://www.ecfibreglasssupplies.co.uk/ ... %2Facetone to see what I think you need, I've added some thinners (for cleaning) and a roller for getting air out of the mat - about £32. It won't hurt to add more mat if you think you may have more to do elsewhere. A couple of layers of this mat will make about 3mm grp thickness - not sure how thick you will need it, be guided by what was there and add more! You'll be ok vigorously using a paintbrush and roller to wet through the mat with resin. 2% catalyst approx - a little more if cold outside.

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