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    As everyone knows, when mixing the harner in with the resin, there isn't much worktime..my question is what do you guys usually use to mix it in. I've tried to use glass cups and they will either crack or will just ruin the glass once it hardens. I've also tried platic cups and the resin eats through them. What works the best for you guys?

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    I go to 7-11 and grab a few coffee cups. They are paper cups with a waxy coating and hold up fine to the resin.
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    • #3
      I use these http://www.cfsnet.co.uk/acatalog/CFS...ng_Cup_93.html
      they can be re-used 6 times or so by cracking the resin out.
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      • #4
        paint mixing cups at walmart - the plastic ones...

        something like $0.60 a pop.

        as V8 mentioned, they can be reused.
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        • #5
          Styrofoam holds out long enough for 2 uses... I sometime wrap it in tape and get to use it for a day or so.
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          • #6
            I'm not so sure I'd want the styrofoam that's deteroriated to be mixed in to my project....
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            • #7
              I usually use the walmart paint cups as mentioned above. They have ounce marks on the side which is good for mixing. Sometimes I wrap them with aluminum foil if I intend to reuse them.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Red GTi VR6
                paint mixing cups at walmart - the plastic ones...

                something like $0.60 a pop.

                as V8 mentioned, they can be reused.

                yes get these.. i used mine for my fiberglass and I just left a 60 cent brush in it.. when the fiberglass was dried I just pulled it out along with the brush and could use it again

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Red GTi VR6
                  I'm not so sure I'd want the styrofoam that's deteroriated to be mixed in to my project....
                  yea the 1x10^-8 m^3 of styro in my resin creates real problems
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                  • #10
                    Most commercially available fiberglass resin is polystyrene. That's the same stuff styrofoam is made out of and shouldn't see ill effects if some made its way into the project.

                    You mean you guys actually measure out the resin and hardener? Amateurs....

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                    • #11
                      lol

                      I don't think I've ever measured...just kinda squirted or used one of the big jugs where you squeeze it up into the cup and then pour...and even then I didn't measure...lol
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                      • #12
                        Atta boy.

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                          • #14
                            lol

                            hahaha
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                            • #15
                              I have been re fiberglassing my boat, using a plastic container, cleaning out the resin with acetone when I am done, works fine and hasn't cracked yet.

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