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Strapper_Squared

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Ball Plug Material
« on: March 16, 2019, 06:48:24 PM »
Hi All,

I finally finished up my supply of Vise hybrid plug.  Hated the stuff!  Struggled to get a decent color and even worse, the bubbles.  The stuff always seemed to form micro-bubbles, no matter how I stirred and it set so fast that they couldn't escape.

Anyway, looking to move back to traditional "long cure" plug.  What is the most user friendly brand?  My home shop (aka the basement), gets pretty chilly during the winter months.  Was looking Ultimate Winter plug since I dont do much work during summer months (plus still cool then in the shop).  Experience with this?  Hate to buy a 2 gallon kit as a trial.

Appreciate any input.

Scott
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jkirkerx

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Re: Ball Plug Material
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2019, 03:50:35 PM »
I like the Motiv ball plug. It's real slow and the bubbles come out, plus has really low shrinkage. Tough stuff, I've used it to recast broken plastic automotive parts. It's a chemical cure and generates heat so I can't see using it in cold temps an issue. But I'm in So Cal and it never gets real cold here.

I've used the Vise rapid cure plug, but it sets so fast. Never had trouble with bubbles however. But I just used it for finger pitch changes and to plug that little hole for the IT base.

http://b2b.motivbowling.com/pro-shop-supplies/ball-plug/2-gallon-hd-ball-plug-kit.html
« Last Edit: March 17, 2019, 03:55:57 PM by jkirkerx »