peel ply assistance sought!!!

peel ply assistance sought!!!

Post by Des Bromilo » Tue, 01 Aug 2000 04:00:00



HI,

I bought some peeel ply, but I have a question....

is it supposed to "soak up" some of the resin and stiffen up? or am i
doing something wrong?
As it is, slightly stiff due to epoxy soaked into it, I'm concerned the
usefulness of my peel ply will be very short.

Any help?

Des
--
Des Bromilow
Queensland Rocketry Association
Brisbane
Australia
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peel ply assistance sought!!!

Post by Steven Adle » Tue, 01 Aug 2000 04:00:00


Peel ply will soak up resin although it can be reused if you can get the
resin out of it by bending and folding slightly you should be able to peel
most of it out. However I find it is a dispensable item. one use and toss.

Quote:
> HI,

> I bought some peeel ply, but I have a question....

> is it supposed to "soak up" some of the resin and stiffen up? or am i
> doing something wrong?
> As it is, slightly stiff due to epoxy soaked into it, I'm concerned the
> usefulness of my peel ply will be very short.

> Any help?

> Des
> --
> Des Bromilow
> Queensland Rocketry Association
> Brisbane
> Australia
>  "Inner Child" be darned... I'm having WAY too much fun rediscovering
>  my "Inner ***ager"!!!   dyb 11/2/99


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peel ply assistance sought!!!

Post by Eric Pearso » Tue, 01 Aug 2000 04:00:00


Hi Des...

I use the cheaper nylon ($2/yd) verses the ($13/yd) coated peel-ply for
all my vacumm baggging applications. I don't re-use the peel ply since by
the time
I've pried it off my part it has wrinkles, and since the condition of the
peel-ply affects the finish of the surface, I never re-use it.

If your doing hand layup, as a final step just gently wipe the layup down
with
aceotone to remove any wet epoxy from the surface of the layup to get a
clean surface.

Eric Pearson
http://www.FoundCollection.com/~ecp/gobweb/carbon.htm

Quote:

>HI,

>I bought some peeel ply, but I have a question....

>is it supposed to "soak up" some of the resin and stiffen up? or am i
>doing something wrong?
>As it is, slightly stiff due to epoxy soaked into it, I'm concerned the
>usefulness of my peel ply will be very short.

>Any help?

>Des
>--
>Des Bromilow
>Queensland Rocketry Association
>Brisbane
>Australia
> "Inner Child" be darned... I'm having WAY too much fun rediscovering
> my "Inner ***ager"!!!   dyb 11/2/99


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peel ply assistance sought!!!

Post by Larry W. Hardi » Tue, 01 Aug 2000 04:00:00


I have never tried to reuse it.  Face it, this is an expensive process.
The cost of the peel ply is small compared to the cost of the glass
and epoxy and the risk of having to start over by trying to reuse
the peel ply is not worth the cost to me.

Larry

Quote:

> HI,

> I bought some peeel ply, but I have a question....

> is it supposed to "soak up" some of the resin and stiffen up? or am i
> doing something wrong?
> As it is, slightly stiff due to epoxy soaked into it, I'm concerned the
> usefulness of my peel ply will be very short.

> Any help?

> Des
> --
> Des Bromilow
> Queensland Rocketry Association
> Brisbane
> Australia
>  "Inner Child" be darned... I'm having WAY too much fun rediscovering
>  my "Inner ***ager"!!!   dyb 11/2/99


> remove the German anti-spam device before replying.