FINISH-CURE™ 20 min. epoxy is an excellent, low odor substitute for polyester resins. It can be used for applying fiberglass cloth to wood or by itself to give wood a surface ready for primer and paint. FINISH-CURE™ can be sanded the easiest of all our epoxies and is excellent for the sheeting of foam core wings. Allow 8 hours for full curing. For best results, FINISH-CURE™ should be heated to a temperature above 85 degrees F or applying light weight fiberglass, lay cloth on balsa first, then brush on FINISH-CURE™. When fully saturated, go over the surface with a heat gun, and then squeegee off excess epoxy with a playing card from an old deck. Heat and remove excess several times for a light weight finish. If room temperature is below 70 degrees F use a heat gun on the surface several times for the next 2 hours. When dry, lightly sand, then fill surface with a low weight spakeling compound, scrapping off excess with a playing card. Sand to a smooth finish ready for primer. For heavy weight fiberglass, apply the epoxy before and after laying down the cloth. FINISH-CURE™ is best mixed in a disposable cup.
MID-CURE™ 15 min. epoxy is used in larger areas where more working time is needed. It is more water resistant and can be used as a substitute for QUIK-CURE™ in most applications. MID-CURE™ is our most flexible epoxy and is ideal for gluing to fiberglass surfaces. Allow 45 minutes before handling parts and 2 hours for full strength.
QUIK-CURE™ 5 min. epoxy cures to a slightly flexible consistency. This lack of brittleness allows it to form a lasting bond in areas subjected to high vibration or stress. QUIK-CURE™ shouldn’t be used in areas that are subject to long-term immersion in water; however, it works fine for the internal structure of wood framed boats. QUIKCURE™ is our only epoxy on which you can apply polyester resins. It can be mixed with microballoons to form a quick setting putty. Items bonded with QUIK-CURE™ can be handled after 15 minutes. Full strength is reached in 1 hour.
SLOW-CURE™ 30 min. epoxy works best for forming reinforcing fillets on joints. It has the highest strength of our epoxies. It is waterproof and more heat resistant. SLOW-CURE™ can be used for bonding if you’re willing to wait overnight. Fillers such as microballoons can be mixed with SLOW-CURE™ and FINISH-CURE™ to form a putty-like consistency. Such fillers will usually decrease the working time by about 25%. Bonded objects can be handled after 8 hours and the cured epoxy reaches full strength within 24 hours.
This is the Great Planes 30 Minute Epoxy in 4 oz size. It cures quickly while also providing incredible bonding strength. COMMENTS: Keep out of reach of children. Read warning label on back of bottle. JAL 1/1/00 ir/jl
This is the Great Planes 6 Minute Epoxy in 4oz size. It cures quickly while also providing incredible bonding strength. COMMENTS: Keep out of reach of children. Read warning label on back of bottle. JAL 1/1/00 ir/jl
The Pro 30 minute epoxy features an accurately controlled and consistantly reliable 30-minute curing time.
The Pro 6 minute epoxy cures quickly while also providing incredible bonding strength.
Odorless, equal-mix, Cures in 6 to 8 hours. Easy sanding. Great for glass cloth, sheeting wings. Compatible with many polyester resins.
There are many occasions when even a 30 minute epoxy does not give you the time necessary for many complex applications. Skinning foam wing cores with balsa is a good example. Here the more time you have the better. With a pot life approximately 120 minutes and bonding strengths 25% stronger than our other epoxy formulas, it is the strongest adhesive we manufacture.
Red Baron 30 minute Flex-Cure Epoxy™ is an excellent choice when you need even more working time or pot life with the adhesive. The pot life on this formula is 20-30 minutes before the adhesive gels and starts to cure. For example, it works perfectly for laminating large parts together because it allows even more time to perfectly align the parts before the epoxy cures. Anytime you need more time to fit parts together, this epoxy formula would be an excellent choice.
Probably the most used of all epoxies, 5 minute epoxy has been used for decades. Red Baron improved on its performance not only by adding microscopic rubber particles to toughen the adhesive, we also use a proprietary pure resin chemistry to make both the Part A and Part B hardener of adhesive. This means that our epoxies will not crystalize or thicken in the bottles as the product ages. Many 5 minute epoxy formulas sacrifice bonding strength for time of cure. All Red Baron epoxies have excellent strength parameters so you sacrifice nothing when deciding to use our 5 minute epoxy. It has a pot life of 3-5 minutes.
Red Baron Epoxy Finishing Resin epoxy formula is not rubber toughened, but then it really doesn’t need to be for this application. Red Baron Epoxy Finishing Resin is designed to work with any weight of fiberglass cloth for model aircraft, boats, and is more than strong enough to be used with confidence on full size projects too. Red Baron finishing resin epoxy has a low viscosity and wets heavy glass cloth easily for reinforcing wing center sections, plastic cowls, wheel pants, etc. It is also perfect for use to laminate light weight glass cloth on any balsa or foam surface to add strength and prep the surface for a great finish. It can also be used on raw balsa to strengthen it and prepare it for a painted finish as well. While all our epoxies can be sanded, Red Baron Epoxy Finishing Resin sands the best and will not load even fine sandpaper. This allows it to be readied for primer and paint without a lot of elbow grease. Red Baron Epoxy Finishing Resin does not require using a heat gun on the surface of the epoxy to get it to flow and lay down evenly as our competitor’s products do. If you click on the link to tips on using our products you will find complete step-by-step instructions on how this is done.