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David Viewing21/08/2010 09:20:53
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How long does Araldite last?
 
Brian
 
Do you have any experience of Araldite over longer periods? I''ve seen examples that have deteriorated in around 10 yrs.
 
Interesting the article - especially the clock wheel - many thanks!
 
David
neil howard-pritchard21/08/2010 14:43:14
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don't know mate ...never sucked it........longer that a fruit pastel though, I reckon, lol
ashley needham21/08/2010 15:26:58
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Strawberry Araldite gets my vote !!!
 
I have a U.S cavalry fort my dad made for me in 1964  "Fort Ash"  i  named it, in biro on the front), beech "logs" held together with Araldite, and its STILL repelling Indians. No probs.
 
Ashley
Colin Bishop21/08/2010 17:13:03
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Depends on which type of Araldite. The slow setting stuff should last indefinitely if not subjected to excessive heat.  I think the fast setting type 5 minues etc. is not quite so long lasting. But it does of course depend on you mixing the two elements correctly in the first place to get full strength.
 
Neil probably uses it to keep his teeth in...
 
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neil howard-pritchard21/08/2010 23:53:52
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what teath are those Colin...told you i suck my fruit pastels, lol

Edited By neil howard-pritchard on 21/08/2010 23:54:44

Colin Bishop22/08/2010 08:16:29
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You obviously used the five minute variety then Neil....
neil howard-pritchard22/08/2010 13:48:05
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wouldn't be without it colin..use it to stick my dentures in with it, lol.
neil howard-pritchard22/08/2010 15:25:14
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on a serious note though, i actually never use araldite. have always used the liquid two part epoxy's that the aircraft lads use in bottles...and have never had any problems with deterioration  or degredation.
 however i DO use the better quality types such as DEVCON or  ZAP.
 
i do find though that even with these they do have a shelf life, and towards the end of it, they don't set and cure as hard as when the bottles are new.
 
not like me to be serious especially when i've just come back off me 'olls.
 
neil

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