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Old 10-15-2017, 09:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I'm going to start to make some pen blanks, michaels has clear polyester casting resin , is this stuff any good? and do I have to buy there hardener for it or can I use MEK which I can get cheaper at Canadian tire , Michaels has a coupon for 40% off so it worth getting it there at this time.
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Yes it's ok stuff. I buy it there all the time with the coupon and yes you can use the MEKP from Can Tire.
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Yes it's ok stuff. I buy it there all the time with the coupon and yes you can use the MEKP from Can Tire.
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thank you, that's great to know, ill pick some up this week, do you use MEK or do you buy there hardener ?

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There is a big difference between MEKP (methyl ethyl ketone peroxide) that is used to harden the polyester resin and MEK (methyl ethyl ketone) that is a special solvent that can dissolve the hardened resin. MEK will not harden the resin. Can Tire would likely have the MEKP with their fibreglass products.
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Gotta keep an eye on this thread .... "casting" an eye to the future !
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There is a big difference between MEKP (methyl ethyl ketone peroxide) that is used to harden the polyester resin and MEK (methyl ethyl ketone) that is a special solvent that can dissolve the hardened resin. MEK will not harden the resin. Can Tire would likely have the MEKP with their fibreglass products.
my bad, I meant MEKP at can tire, I will get some, its cheaper then the hardener at Michaels , thanks you
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