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Thread: WW1 Thornycroft restoration

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    Default Re: WW1 Thornycroft restoration

    Ok, that seems fairly comprehensive. Anyone else for a nice green radiator then ?

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    Default Re: WW1 Thornycroft restoration

    Quote Originally Posted by andypugh View Post

    Ah yes! Araldite, the Greek goddess of adhesives. I recently heard a rumour that Araldite had been bought by EvoStick and the name was gone, but sedulous internet research proved the rumour to be unfounded.
    Araldite metal loaded epoxy changed a while ago, most likely due to elf and safe tea banning an ingredient, while the price increased significantly. I can't recall exactly why now but it seemed inferior for the application too.

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    Default Re: WW1 Thornycroft restoration

    Years ago (1980s) a fellow tradie warned me to be very careful of Araldite, avoid skin contact, but especially avoid breathing its vapour. I do not know where he got his information from, but he said that one of the components was very nasty.

    I do know that when the "5 minute" stuff came out, it had a very sharp odour compared to normal Araldite and made me think
    that it must be worse health wise.

    I haven't had the need to use either in a long time, so cannot comment about the properties of the current products.

    IIRC the legend goes that it was developed in order to solve the problem of the Mosquitos de-bonding in the tropics as your
    British timber glues were not able to handle high heat and humidity.

    Regards
    Doug


    Quote Originally Posted by david1212 View Post
    Araldite metal loaded epoxy changed a while ago, most likely due to elf and safe tea banning an ingredient, while the price increased significantly. I can't recall exactly why now but it seemed inferior for the application too.

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