Melting point of polyester resin
Posted 23 December 2003 - 09:08 PM
I'd like to do a nice guard for the pipe, but I have a feeling that the pipe will get too hot and melt the resin and make a mess. My plan was to use some felt cabinet door bumpers as nubs that would hold it away from the pipe by about 1/4" or more, and keep it a little cooler.
Anyone? (a pipe guard will be fairly involved for me, I ain't gonna do it if it's just going to melt into goo.)
Posted 24 December 2003 - 12:42 PM
Posted 25 December 2003 - 11:35 PM
See http://www.endurocom...s_tech_data.htm for a bunch of charts on it.
Posted 26 December 2003 - 09:22 PM
I was kind of expecting that vinylester would be the best choice.
(It's just that I happen to have 3/4 gallon of polyester on hand.)
I've been laying up plastic replacement parts for my dirt biking buddies and have managed to score a nice little pile of change for them.
I'll just break down and get the vinylester, even though I probably have to buy a whole danged gallon of the stuff.
I'm still considering what to do for offsets to hold the guard away from the expansion chamber, ideally 1/4" or so. Wondering about some kind of ceramic nub, or felt that you buy to put on the bottom of chair legs to keep them from scratching a wood floor.
Still mulling this over. That's half the fun, you know.
Posted 26 December 2003 - 11:16 PM
The softer plastics used for chair legs melt at pretty low temps, and I think the felt would also.
Posted 28 December 2003 - 10:47 AM
Posted 28 December 2003 - 01:34 PM