Sparky wrote: Epon and Versamid is what Rand Robinson sent me in the early nineties as their standard "laminating" epoxy, so there are likely a LOT more tanks that were made out of this stuff, so beware to folks who don't know what their tanks are made of. I quit using it after my first big layup, the horizontal stab (I believe it was), which turned my arms bright red and made them itch like crazy. I wore latex gloves at the time, so it was fumes alone that caused that allergic reaction.
Hopefully, we all know now that Vinylester resin is the thing to use when building fuel tanks, as it is very resistant to auto fuel, as well as ethanol. Aircraft Spruce sells it. > I had the same problem in my KR-2 that I built in 1982 using shell epon and > vesimid hardner. > The fiberglass lining fell to the bottom of the tank causing fuel starvation > so, I relined the tank > and went to 100 low lead and it was ok. Mark Langford, Huntsville, AL ML "at" N56ML.com www.N56ML.com _______________________________________________ Search the KRnet Archives at https://email@example.com/. Please see LIST RULES and KRnet info at http://www.krnet.org/info.html. see http://list.krnet.org/mailman/listinfo/krnet_list.krnet.org to change options. To UNsubscribe from KRnet, send a message to krnet-le...@list.krnet.org