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Using vinylester

Discussion in 'Bikes' started by Paul M, Feb 18, 2016.

  1. Paul M

    Paul M New Member

    I will be making a 3 piece mold of a motorbike petrol tank so I can
    make a carbon fibre tank.I have been reading up about the best resin
    to use and they say Vinylester is the one to use.I will be resin infusion vacuum
    bagging,you sell 2 types of vinylester resin on your site would both of them
    be OK for vacuum infusion.

    Cheers Paul
  2. Gary

    Gary Administrator Staff Member

    Hi Paul, both are fairly low viscosity resins and i see no issues in using them i've infused higher before, just make sure you are operating at the correct temperatures. If your hoping to achieve a resin for tank manufacture i know of only 1 resin now Atlac 590 and this is used in diesel tanks, some time ago Crystic 199 was suitable but due to the ethanol content this is no longer advised.Maybe lining it with a specialist tank sealer but you would have to get some advice first from the supplier, good luck and let us know how you get on.
  3. Paul M

    Paul M New Member

    Thanks for the reply,will have a read up about Atlac 590.Going to use POR15 petrol tank sealer.
    Everything I read mentioned the ethanol content in petrol nowadays and said Vinyester is the best
    resin to use.Just started getting the petrol tank ready for the mold,will be ordering resin,fibreglass and
    tooling gel soon.

    Cheers Paul

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