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Although there are many different types of resin in use in the composite industry, the majority of structural parts are made with three main types, namely polyester, vinylester and epoxy.

Polyester resins are unsaturated resins formed by the reaction of dibasic organic acids and polyhydric alcoholsPolyester resins are used in sheet moulding compound,bulk moulding compound and the toner of laser printers. Wall panels fabricated from polyester resins reinforced with fiberglass — so-called fiberglass reinforced plastic(FRP) — are typically used in restaurants, kitchens, restrooms and other areas that require washable low-maintenance walls.

Unsaturated polyesters are condensation polymers formed by the reaction of polyols (also known as polyhydric alcohols), organic compounds with multiple alcohol or hydroxy functional groups, with saturated or unsaturated dibasic acids. Typical polyols used are glycols such as ethylene glycol; acids used are phthalic acid and maleic acid. Water, a by-product of esterification reactions, is continuously removed, driving the reaction to completion. The use of unsaturated polyesters and additives such as styrene lowers the viscosity of the resin. The initially liquid resin is converted to a solid by cross-linking chains. This is done by creating free radicals at unsaturated bonds, which propagate in a chain reaction to other unsaturated bonds in adjacent molecules, linking them in the process. The initial free radicals are induced by adding a compound that easily decomposes into free radicals. This compound is usually and incorrectly known as the catalyst. Substances used are generally organic peroxides such as benzoyl peroxide or methyl ethyl ketone peroxide.

Polyester resins are thermosetting and, as with other resins, cure exothermically. The use of excessive catalyst can, therefore, cause charring or even ignition during the curing process. Excessive catalyst may also cause the product to fracture or form a rubbery material.

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Resin, 1/43rd, Talbot Lago, Bizarre Models
Bizarre Models BZ556 Talbot Lago T26 GS #6 "Louis Rosier - Juan Manuel Fangio" DNF Le Mans 1951, 1/43rd scale resin model car.
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Diecast, 1/43rd, 4 lbs, Porsche, Classic Model Replicars
CMR CMR030 Ferrari 512S #28 'Mario Andretti - Arturo Merzario - Jacky Ickx' 3rd pl 24 hrs of Daytona 1970, 1/18th scale resin model car.  
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Handbuilt, 1/43rd, Chaparral, Formula Models
Formula Models FM06B4 Chaparral 2K 'Johnny Rutherford' winner Indy 500 1980, 1/43rd scale handbuilt resin model car. SPECIAL ORDER ITEM: Please...
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Handbuilt, 1/43rd, Eagle, Formula Models

Eagle-Offy STP #20 "Johncock" 1st pl. Indy 500 1973

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Handbuilt, 1/43rd, Eagle, Formula Models
Formula Models FM16B40 Eagle-Offy STP #40 "Swede Savage" Indy 500 1973, 1/43rd scale handbuilt resin model car.   The 1973 STP Eagle #40, Swede...
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Handbuilt, 1/43rd, Eagle, Formula Models
Formula Models FM16B60 Eagle-Offy STP #60 "Graham McRae" 16th pl. Indy 500 1973, 1/43rd scale handbuilt resin model car. The 1973 STP Eagle #60,...
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Handbuilt, 1/43rd, Eagle, Formula Models
Formula Models FM18 Sunoco Eagle 73 #66 "Mark Donohue" 15th pl Indy 500 1973, 1/43rd scale handbuilt resin model car. 1973 Sunoco Eagle 73...
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Handbuilt, 1/43rd, 1 lb, Penske, Formula Models
Formula Models FM21 Penske PC6 Gould Charge #9 'Rick Mears' Winner Indianapolis 1979, 1/43rd scale handbuilt resin model car. SPECIAL ORDER ITEM:...
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Handbuilt, 1/43rd, 1 lb, Dallara, Formula Models
Formula Models FM22-B4 Pennzoil Dallara Oldsmobile IR-01 Flag "Sam Hornish" Series Champion 2001, 1/43rd scale handbuilt resin model car. SPECIAL...
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Handbuilt, 1/43rd, 1 lb, Dallara, Formula Models
Formula Models FM26-B68 Dallara Oldsmobile IR-01 #68 "Helio Castoneves" Winner Indy 500 2001, 1/43rd scale handbuilt resin model car. SPECIAL...
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Handbuilt, 1/43rd, 1 lb, Panoz, Formula Models
Formula Models FM29-B15 Panoz G-Force Honda GF09 #15 "Buddy Rice" Winner Indy 500 2004, 1/43rd scale handbuilt resin model car. SPECIAL ORDER...
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Handbuilt, 1/43rd, 1 lb, Dallara, Formula Models
Formula Models FM32-B6 Dallara Honda IR-05 #6 "Sam Hornish" Winner Indy 500 2006, 1/43rd scale handbuilt resin model car.   SPECIAL ORDER...
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