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Plaster and Epoxy Answered

For my next Instructable (or next next, or more, I don't know yet), I will be using plaster or epoxy. Does anybody know where I can buy this at a local store? No internet stores, because my mom might take me tomorrow. Please post your thoughts/ facts ( :P ), thanks! -GorillazMiko


Epoxy can be bought at your local hardware store. No need to go to the marine supply to get such a simple product. Home Depot, Lowes, ACE, etc all stock epoxy.

As for plaster, try the hardware store, but you'd be better off at a art or craft supply store, like the Rag shop, Michaels, etc.

Hope I helped =]

Okay, I'll try to ask my mom if she can take me to the Home Depot tomorrow to get some epoxy. Is it expensive?

sorta, the dollar store has cheap one use epoxy for like 2 dollars. plaster is cheaper i think. but you have(well, you dont have to) to have a respirator and its very messy

go to walmart and pick up a 5 pound tub for cheap. When mixing you wayy more plaster than they recomend otherwise it'll never harden (I know from expierence) Put so much powder it it's more of a batter than a liquid (takes some strength to mix)

Don't you mean, "When mixing you NEED way more plaster...."? You didn't add in need. But nah, I need epoxy. Know where to get that cheap? (Kind of cheap.)

. Plaster: craft stores, feed stores, home supply, department stores, &c; . Epoxy: department stores, home supply, automotive supply, industrial supply. Marine epoxy tends to be expensive, I assume because of the algaecide(s) and other additives.

Marine epoxy tends to be expensive, I assume because of the algaecide(s) and other additives.

Actually, I believe it's due to the characteristics of the epoxy systems (stiffness, different hardeners, etc.), and formulation: lower toxicity. West Systems has bragged for years that a person could ingest up to a pint of liquid resin and still survive (try that with polyester resin. No, don't.)

That may sound silly, but imagine applying resin in a confined space for hours at 130 degrees (common conditions in a boat yard.) Even with a mask...


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Check at a Home Depot for the plaster and small quantities of the epoxy but Sunbanks is right about the marine supply dealers.

Like plaster of Paris or plaster bandages? You could find epoxy at your local marine supply store. If there is one close to you anyway.

Marine supply store? Plaster as in... moldmaking plaster. If that is real...

Yeah. I've gone to the one around here with my dad to get some epoxy. I think we needed it for buoys or something. Actually I don't remember what we used it for. Maybe it was when my dad and brother were fixing up a boat my brother bought...

There's also moldmaking epoxy I THINK. Not too sure.

I've never heard of it. Then again, I haven't heard of loads of things.