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  1. #1
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    5th October 2017

    Big-Box Epoxy Test Vid

    Right up front, this isn't a vid I made.

    Found this on YouTube and found it interesting. This guy tested your basic epoxies you can find in just about any hardware store.


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  2. #2
    Join Date
    14th July 2015
    Randolph, NJ
    That was really interesting, thanks for the link. I also watched his plastic epoxy test. Would be awesome if someone could do an equivalent test for rocket construction techniques and adhesives, but it's a lot of work for very little reward.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    18th January 2009
    SW Michigan
    I like this video. As a follow-up there's a link to another video he does which is essentially the same thing but with plastic bolts and the results are almost the same with JB Weld Original standing out from the rest.

    However, I'm sure someone will be along shortly to describe the inadequacies of the methods used.
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  4. #4
    Join Date
    13th April 2013
    San Francisco
    Nicely done test with readily-available materials. It's good to know that the epoxy we commonly use for bonding retainers and other high-temperature joints is a good one.

    For a similar test with more typical rocketry materials:

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