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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, Ferrari, Fujimi Resin Collection
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Resin, 1/43rd, Ferrari, Fujimi Resin Collection
Fujimi Resin Collection FJM124321 Ferrari 458 Spider 2012 (Giallo Modena), 1/43rd scale resin model.
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Resin, 1/43rd, 1 lb, Ferrari, Fujimi Resin Collection
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Resin, 1/43rd, 1 lb, Cobra, Good Smile Racing
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Resin, 1/24th, 3 lbs, Audi, Spark Model
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Look Smart Models LS18F103 Ferrari SF15-T #5 Sebastian Vettel' Belgian Grand Prix 2015, 1/18th scale handbuilt resin model car.
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Look Smart Models LS18F104 Ferrari SF16-H 'Sebastian Vettel' 3rd pl Australian Grand Prix 2016, 1/18th scale handbuilt resin model car.
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Handbuilt, 1/18th, 4 lbs, Ferrari, Looksmart Models
Look Smart Models LS18RC01 Ferrari 158 #7 'John Surtees' F1 World Champion 1964, 1/18th scale handbuilt resin model car.
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Handbuilt, 1/43rd, 2 lbs, Ferrari, Looksmart Models
Look Smart Models LSF1015 Ferrari SF71H #5 'Sebastian Vettel' winner Canadian GP 2018, 1/43rd scale handbuilt resin model car. This model...
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Handbuilt, 1/43rd, 2 lbs, Ferrari, Looksmart Models
Look Smart Models LSLM041 Ferrari 250LM #14 N.A.R.T. 'Masten Gregory - Charlie Kolb' Le Mans 1968, 1/43rd scale handbuilt resin model car. Introduced...
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Look Smart Models LSLM042 Ferrari 250LM #21 'David Piper - Richard Attwood' 7th pl Le Mans 1968, 1/43rd scale handbuilt resin model car. Introduced at...
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