George

Submitted by Sara C. on 1/26/06 at 10:04 PM. ( ) 207.118.187.196

George- when you responded to the question about removeable elk antlers, you recommended using epoxie with fiberglass chop. What exactly did you mean by "epoxie"; fiberglass resin? I have had a problem with some of my african double pedestal mounts sagging a little, and have used bondo with the square tubing. I don't have a problem with the smaller Impalas or such, but when you get the weight of a wildebeast or kudu on that square stock and bondo, it gets to be too much. As with the elk antlers, these need to be removable. Thanks for any advice you can give me.

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Either will work, but are two entirely different products

This response submitted by George on 1/26/06 at 11:03 PM. ( georoof@aol.com ) 64.12.116.7

Epoxie's today work on a similar principle chemically but are really two different products. I use the #30 Epo-Grip Paste for my antler work because it is so extremely hard. Bondo is simply fiberglass resin saturated with microballoons. These microballoons make it ligher (make it go farther) but also serve to weaken the structure. Pure resin, catalyzed properly and with enough fiberglass chop will hold your antler pins better than Bondo. I just prefer the epoxy and I've never had the situation you describe. I use Bondo extensively on antler caps, but when it comes to holding something, I use an adhesive and epoxy is the only one with that quality.


Thanks George

This response submitted by Sara C. on 1/27/06 at 7:49 PM. ( ) 207.118.188.223

Thanks for the excellent explanation of the differences between epoxies. Very nice! So it sounds like I should try the #30 Epo-Grip to anchor my square stock into the form. If you think of any other tips I would appreciate them. Thanks again.


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