HYSOL Adhesive

HYSOL Adhesive

Post by Wayne D Pric » Sat, 21 Dec 1996 04:00:00



Does anyone out there have first-hand experience with HYSOL?  If so,
list your likes and dislikes.

Later,

Wayner

 
 
 

HYSOL Adhesive

Post by Max Hendr » Sun, 22 Dec 1996 04:00:00



Quote:
>Does anyone out there have first-hand experience with HYSOL?  If so,
>list your likes and dislikes.
>Later,
>Wayner

I bought a gallon of cheap epoxy from Firefox; it was a HYSOL epoxy
but I dno't know the particular type.  One big plus is that it's cheap
about $12 a gallon.  It's very slow set so there's lots of time for it
to soak in.  That's also a big minus.  In fact the stuff I got doesn't
cure at room temp, period.  Overnight at about 120F.  Don't use the
kitchen oven for this as the curatives for these epoxies are amines
(range from "low toxicity" to "*** as hell")

It's supposed to be thixotropic but once mixed it runs pretty well or
pretty badly, depending on your point of view.  The mix ratio given  a
fairly flexible set.  I use slightly more curative to get it more
rigid.  It doesn't get brittle like some epoxiys, and it doesn't seem
to be quite as strong.  For all that it's plenty strong enough.  I
used it on a rocket that has been launched nearly a dozen times on G,
H, and I motors.  The epoxy hasn't failed.  Body tube did, though.
Twice.  Ohwell.

Max Hendrix
Member of Dads Of America:  "Someday you'll thank us."
Turn that damn stereo off, I can't hear myself think!
Don't make me stop this car!  What do I look like,
a bank?!  We'll get there when we get there!

 
 
 

HYSOL Adhesive

Post by Fox » Sun, 22 Dec 1996 04:00:00


we use Hysol brand adhesives extensively in the aircraft buisness.
Hysol is a brand name, but generally when one asks for some Hysol in
our unit (F16 fighter unit) we assume they are looking for the 2 part
thick opaque paste and dark brown catalyst type that all yu have to do
is a dab of each and stick the parts together.  It is used extensively
in pl;ace of rivets in a lot of areas in an F16, such as holding studs
and brackets in place.  The entire line of Hysol products is terrific
and aerospace rated.  Really  hard to beat...On Fri, 20 Dec 1996

Quote:
>Does anyone out there have first-hand experience with HYSOL?  If so,
>list your likes and dislikes.

>Later,

>Wayner

 
 
 

HYSOL Adhesive

Post by Bob Kapl » Sun, 22 Dec 1996 04:00:00



Quote:
> Does anyone out there have first-hand experience with HYSOL?  If so,
> list your likes and dislikes.

Years (20?) ago I had a "patch kit" of theirs. I got it third hand from a
friend (Hi Greg). At the time it was the best epoxy I ever had. Very heat
resistant. IIRC, it came in yellow and black packaging. They must have dozens
or hundreds of formulations. Some are certain to be useful for rocket stuff.
I've never seen it around since then. Where do you get it?

        Bob Kaplow      NAR # 18L       TRA # "Abort, Retry, Fail?"

 
 
 

HYSOL Adhesive

Post by Wol » Sun, 22 Dec 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

> I've never seen it around since then. Where do you get it?

He said he got it from Firefox.  Alexander Aeroplane Company also sells HYSOL
brand epoxy.

Wolf

 
 
 

HYSOL Adhesive

Post by Abruc » Tue, 24 Dec 1996 04:00:00


I got  my Hysol (EA 9309NA) from E.V. Roberts in Culver City, CA. I don't
remember the phone number, sorry.  It is great stuff, very strong bond &
excellent heat resistance.  It is a 2 part mixture by weight  100:23

years ago, and as I recall it was around $60.00 for their quart system.
lasts a long time though.                                                

                     Bruce Johnson                                        
                                                       B.E.M.R.C.