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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, 1/18th, 2 lbs, Ferrari, Looksmart Models
Looksmart Models LSLM025 Ferrari 458 Italia #71 AF CORSE 'Davide Rigon - James Calado - Olivier Beretta' 2nd pl LM GTE Pro cl Le Mans 2015, 1/43rd scale...

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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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Handbuilt, 1/43rd, 2 lbs, Ferrari, Looksmart Models
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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Handbuilt, 1/43rd, 1 lb, Ferrari, Looksmart Models
LookSmart Models LSLM045 Ferrari TR61 #18 North American Racing Team 'Pete Ryan - John Fulp' Le Mans 1962, 1/43rd scale handbuilt resin model car.
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Resin, 1/43rd, 2 lbs, Ferrari, Look Smart Models
LookSmart Models LSLM046 Ferrari TRI/61 #17 North American Racing Team 'Pedro & Ricardo Rodríguez' Le Mans 1961, 1/43rd scale resin model.
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Resin, 1/43rd, 2 lbs, Ferrari, Look Smart Models
LookSmart Models LSLM050 Ferrari 275 P #20 'Jean Guichet - Nino Vaccarella' winner Le Mans 1964, 1/43rd scale resin model.
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Handbuilt, 1/43rd, 1 lb, Ferrari, Looksmart Models
LookSmart Models LSLM052 Ferrari 275P #22 'Giancarlo Baghetti - Umberto Maglioli' Le Mans 1964, 1/43rd scale handbuilt resin model car.
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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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