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Old 09-11-2019, 01:17 PM
riobison riobison is offline
 
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Last year I had bought the Grey looking wheel pants from Vans for my RV 4.

So, Iím needing to confirm what type they are for the Resin compatibility. Polyester, vinyl, epoxy?

And then I bought the brake fairings that are a semi clear from else where. Will they still bond to the wheel pants?

Thanks

Tim
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Old 09-11-2019, 01:24 PM
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Probably not epoxy, but the good news is that epoxy will stick to any of the possibilities. So just use epoxy for assembly.
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Old 09-11-2019, 01:42 PM
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Last year I had bought the Grey looking wheel pants from Vans for my RV 4.

So, I’m needing to confirm what type they are for the Resin compatibility. Polyester, vinyl, epoxy?

And then I bought the brake fairings that are a semi clear from else where. Will they still bond to the wheel pants?

Thanks

Tim
You can bond epoxy to the cured gray composite parts in Vans kit. Sand the gray stuff with 120grit before you bond new fiberglass+epoxy on top of it so the new epoxy has some place to bite into. I think the Vans stuff is made of polyester resin from the smell of the sanding dust. However, once the old resin has fully cured, you can put other resin system on top of it.
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Old 09-12-2019, 10:16 AM
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Thanks Guys, much appreciated

I will use epoxy

Tim
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