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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

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Firebert010

10 years ago

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 =]

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GorillazMikoFirebert010

Reply 10 years ago

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?

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ledzep567GorillazMiko

Reply 10 years ago

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

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guyfrom7up

10 years ago

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)

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GorillazMikoguyfrom7up

Reply 10 years ago

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.)

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NachoMahma

10 years ago

. 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.

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gmoonNachoMahma

Reply 10 years ago

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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uguy

10 years ago

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

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Sunbanks

10 years ago

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.

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GorillazMikoSunbanks

Reply 10 years ago

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

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SunbanksGorillazMiko

Reply 10 years ago

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...

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GorillazMikoSunbanks

Reply 10 years ago

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

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SunbanksGorillazMiko

Reply 10 years ago

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