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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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Handbuilt, 1/43rd, 1 lb, Ferrari, Looksmart Models
LookSmart Models LSLM061 Ferrari 330 P4 #21 'Ludovico Scarfiotti - Mike Parkes' 2nd pl Le Mans 1967, 1/43rd scale handbuilt resin model car.
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Resin, 1/43rd, 2 lbs, Ferrari, Look Smart Models
LookSmart Models LSLM063 Ferrari 250 P #21 'Ludovico Scarfiotti - Lorenzo Bandini' winner Le Mans 1963, 1/43rd scale resin model.
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Resin, 1/43rd, 2 lbs, Ferrari, Look Smart Models
LookSmart Models LSLM064 Ferrari 250 P #22 'Mike Parkes - Umberto Maglioli' 3rd pl Le Mans 1963, 1/43rd scale resin model.
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Resin, 1/43rd, 2 lbs, Ferrari, Look Smart Models
LookSmart Models LSLM065 Ferrari 250 P #23 'John Surtees - Willy Mairesse' Le Mans 1963, 1/43rd scale resin model.
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Handbuilt, 1/43rd, McLaren, Marsh Models
Marsh Models LE30 McLaren M8B #1 "Dan Gurney" 3rd pl. Michigan International Can-Am 1969, 1/43rd scale handbuilt resin model car. After Dan Gurney's...
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Handbuilt, 1/43rd, 1 lb, McLaren, Marsh Models
Marsh Models LE32 Ferrari 312PB #24 'Ignazio Giunti - Arturo Merzario' DNF Buenos Aires 1971, 1/43rd scale handbuilt resin model car. This is a Limited...
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Handbuilt, 1/43rd, Chaparral, Marsh Models
Marsh Models LE34 Chaparral 1 #9 "Gary Wilson - Enus Wilson" DNF Road America 500 1964 (same as MM251 but red and without fins), 1/43rd scale handbuilt...
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Handbuilt, 1/43rd, 1 lb, McLaren, Marsh Models
Marsh Models LE35 McLaren M8B  #15 "Jack Brabham" practice Can-Am Michigan 1969, 1/43rd scale handbuilt resin model car. This is a Limited Edition model of...
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Handbuilt, 1/43rd, 1 lb, Chaparral, Marsh Models
Marsh Models LE38 Eagle Weslake #10'Bruce McLaren' British GP at Silverstone 1967, 1/43rd scale handbuilt resin model car.  The model comes in a BBR...
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Handbuilt, 1/43rd, 1 lb, McLaren, Marsh Models
Marsh Models MM082B4 McLaren M20 #4 'Peter Revson' 2nd pl Can-Am Riverside 1972, 1/43rd scale handbuilt resin model car.   SPECIAL ORDER ITEM:...
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Handbuilt, 1/43rd, McLaren, Marsh Models
Marsh Models MM082B5 McLaren M20 #5 "Denny Hulme" DNF Can-Am Riverside 1972, 1/43rd scale handbuilt resin model car.   SPECIAL ORDER ITEM:...
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Handbuilt, 1/43rd, Porsche, Marsh Models
Marsh Models MM088/66 Porsche 917/30 Sunoco 'Brian Redman' #66 2nd pl Can-Am Challenge Cup Mid-Ohio 1974, 1/43rd scale handbuilt resin model car....
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