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Techniglue

#1 Post by flyonline » Sun Aug 23, 2020 7:55 pm

Is there any difference between the CA and R60? Or is it just a re-badging/new name/replacemen etc.?

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Steve

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Re: Techniglue

#2 Post by greybeard » Mon Aug 24, 2020 11:24 am

Steve,

Including workshops I have probably constructed about forty bows and found Techniglue CA an excellent product.

The only downside was the shorter pot life and in a bow making workshop situation multiple laminated bows had to be done in two separate glue ups.
At that time I could only get the slow hardener, I had not heard about the super slow hardener.

As I have mentioned in previous posts I changed to Smooth On because of its longer pot life.

The charts state pot life at 25 ̊ C. ambient temperature. As temperature increases pot life shortens.

It may be advisable to find out if the super slow hardener is still available. Many years ago I spoke with the staff at ATL Composites and they were very helpful.

http://atlcomposites.com.au/product/3/Techniglue-R60
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Re: Techniglue

#3 Post by flyonline » Mon Aug 24, 2020 7:28 pm

Daryl

so the three names I've found (Techniglue CA, Techniglue CA Gel and Techniglue R60) are all the same product going from your TDS?

I would go with the smooth on, but my bow building may be curtailed severely shortly and I don't want to end up with a litre of glue I can't end up using (at $100 a pop), whereas the techniglue can be bought in smaller quantities. I also don't envision myself doing anything more than simple boo backing or a bit of splicing in the near future also so I think the pot life won't be too much of an issue unless I start laying up in the middle of summer.

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Steve

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