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EA-40 or?
« on: September 23, 2019, 08:47:49 AM »
whats best?
For gluing up my Riser
EA-40 or the epoxy (long drying time) one can get at the Hardware store in those SXS tubes

thanks
John
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Re: EA-40 or?
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2019, 09:07:28 AM »
Smooth On EA-40
KennyM sells it..

https://www.kennysarchery.com/finish

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Re: EA-40 or?
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2019, 12:27:40 PM »
2X...  Roy do you use epoxy or wood glue for gluing up your limbs??

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Re: EA-40 or?
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2019, 12:34:26 PM »
X3. KennyM
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Re: EA-40 or?
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2019, 01:22:34 PM »
EA-40 is good stuff. You can post cure a 2-1 mix and end up with a heat deflection temp of over 200deg. Which is great if there is any chance your final glue-up might slip around.
Of course just about any quality epoxy will work fine if you don't have any EA-40

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Re: EA-40 or?
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2019, 02:05:50 PM »
I use unibond 800 for my wood boo glue ups.

Sometimes ea 40 for the riser but mostly unibond800.

But always ea 40 for tip overlays.

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Re: EA-40 or?
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2019, 02:12:24 PM »
Ea-40 for sure I use the stuff like salt & pepper use it for every thing very user friendly tuff stuff !
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Re: EA-40 or?
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2019, 02:15:06 PM »
Thanks all,

Trying to get ahold of KennyM to buy His Plans and some glue, going with His TakeDown Longbow at 35#
then the Limbs-Lams-glass, from him Next Month
Ill save the Bingham for some other day
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Re: EA-40 or?
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2019, 02:17:59 PM »
how long do you have once mixed to going into a boil?
I had the west system boil and burst into flames in a cool whip tub I was holding when I built my Lobster skiff,
I never farted around when I used that stuff, after that
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Re: EA-40 or?
« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2019, 02:24:40 PM »
I can only speak frow my exsperience but have had glue ups go 1 1/2 hr with no issues at Aprox 75 Deg F  but my normal glue up is 1 hr I always do dry runs before gluing up saves time at show time ! Never had flames with EA-40
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Re: EA-40 or?
« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2019, 02:50:15 PM »
It doesn't heat up the way the west systems does.   Had something similar happen way back when a guy insisted on making him a bow with it.  Barely got it layed up and the plastic container it was mixed in melted down.  :)  that bow broke while it was being strung but I wasn't there so don't know if it was the glue or the guy stringing it.

Use the smooth on for sure.
Monterey

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