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Posted 05 June 2007 - 02:36 AM
Anyone know where you can get/order bulk D2T epoxy? I hate buying it one at a time for mucho $$$$. Anyone got any sweet tips on where to locate a case or something?
Posted 05 June 2007 - 03:35 AM
Check all my post, I think I quoted on this subject.My pc isnt cooperating with me right now .
Posted 06 June 2007 - 10:24 AM
so you just hope that your local hardware store will help you out?...did i misinterpret?
Posted 06 June 2007 - 03:51 PM
My local Wal-Mart orders it in bulk for me. I just pay them $1.97 per tube storage fee each time I need one or more. They also rotate the stock so I can always get it fresh. If I need more than one at a time I just buy more.
BTW, Nice looking carving on your avatar.
Posted 06 June 2007 - 03:58 PM
I found some at my local idustrial supply house (MSC). It comes in two 4.5 oz bottles for about $15.
Posted 06 June 2007 - 06:06 PM
Did you try the distributor locator in your area on the Devcon website?
Posted 06 June 2007 - 06:14 PM
so I can just roll up to a distributor?? I called the place and they were asking for a business name! hahahhaa I want some devcon
Posted 06 June 2007 - 08:33 PM
Here's where I ordered 9 oz duo bottles from recently. JMHO, it only pays to order it online if you're stocking up or getting other items to make the shipping costs reasonable. I got some nifty Kutzall tungsten burr bits at the same online store. If you google Devcon epoxy and look through the sellers, you may find another source with a cheaper price.
Posted 07 June 2007 - 09:37 AM
I've found the 9 oz sets for as little as $11. BUT I prefer to pay the extra and get the syringes because its a fail safe way to make sure you have an even mix. When using the bulk bottles I had problems with inconsistent mixes leaving soft spots and not curing properly. It doesn't seem to take much disproportion to cause trouble.
Posted 07 June 2007 - 10:32 AM
I also pay 1.97 at Walmart....you can't get it cheaper than that......not in the syringes!
Posted 07 June 2007 - 12:05 PM
My local Hobbytown store carries it in bottles, maybe pints, not sure on that or the price. I'm sure any hobby store like that would order the larger quantities for you, or quote you a price. While it is simple to use the $1.97 syringes and get equal amounts, measuring equally from bottles is not exactly brain surgery; everyone who uses E-tex manages to measure it in equal amounts using various methods from syinges to measuring spoons. Obviously Devcon can be done the same way.
Posted 07 June 2007 - 07:57 PM
I've just bought some scales that weigh to 0.1 gram intervals. Should be perfect for this application.
I bought them from a head shop, didn't see any heads though!
Posted 09 June 2007 - 06:00 AM
Maybe that will work with Devcon, but I know from experimenting with E-tex, that volume ratio is not equal to weight. I tried measuring the exact same amount (by volyme) of both resin and hardener and then weighted them. The weight differs a coupple of grams or so. Not much, but if you only measure by weight, when volume is prefered, you might end up with a non curing mess
You can, by doing a few measurements, calculate the weight ratio, but it will not be 1:1.
Posted 09 June 2007 - 10:06 PM
With Devcon, the ratio is essentially 1:1. At least the package says so. And you might try to tap the syringe a few times to get the "bubbles" to rise.
'Nuff said, there.
Posted 14 June 2007 - 11:49 PM
Fair point Wolfcreek, I'll have to check it out.
resin = 1.17
Hardener = 0.97
So, weighing is probably not a very good idea.
Posted 15 June 2007 - 06:15 AM
I saw the 18 ounce kit yesterday at Hobbytown, which is two nine ounce squeeze bottles for $15, which is still less expensive than 9 tubes, $17.73, at Wal-mart, and of course more than that anywhere else you're apt to find it, usually around $3.50 or so. This is pertinent because they might be out at the FIVE Super Walmarts that are within 20 miles of my house .
Posted 16 June 2007 - 01:39 AM
E-tex suggestion(not to hijack the thread)
After using the dual syringe on your Devcon,clean it out and refill it with e-tex, I've done this for about 2 years and had no problems what-so-ever.