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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, Ferrari, BBR Model
BBR Models BLM1808V Ferrari 250 TR #14 "Olivier Genedebien - Phil Hill" 1st pl. Le Mans 1958, 1/18th scale handbuilt resin model car.
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Handbuilt, 1/18th, 6 lbs, Porsche, BBR Model
BBR Models BBRC1833C Porsche 917 LH #14 'Rolf Stommelen - Kurt Ahrens' Le Mans 1969, 1/18th scale handbuilt resin model car.
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Handbuilt, 1/18th, 6 lbs, Porsche, BBR Model
BBR Models BBRC1833B Porsche 917 LH #12 'Vic Elford - Richard Attwood' Le Mans 1969, 1/18th scale handbuilt resin model car.
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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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Resin, 1/18th, 4 lbs, McLaren, Tecnomodel
Tecnomodel TM18-56A McLaren M6B #6 'Mark Donohue' Winner Can-Am Bridgehampton 1968, 1/18th scale resin model car.
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Resin, 1/18th, 4 lbs, McLaren, Tecnomodel
Tecnomodel TM18-56C McLaren M6B #4 'Bruce McLaren' Winner Can Am Laguna Seca 1967, 1/18th scale resin model car.
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Resin, 1/18th, 4 lbs, McLaren, Tecnomodel
Tecnomodel TM18-56B McLaren M6B #11 'Lothar Motschenbacher' 3rd pl Can-Am Bridgehampton 1968, 1/18th scale resin model car.
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Resin, 1/18th, 5 lbs, McLaren, Tecnomodel
Tecnomodel TM18-39B Ferrari 250 P #21 'Ludovico Scarfiotti - Lorenzo Bandini' 1st pl Le Mans 1963, 1/18th scale resin model car.
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Resin, 1/18th, 4 lbs, McLaren, Tecnomodel
Tecnomodel TM18-86A McLaren Elva Mk I #47 'Bruce McLaren' 3rd pl Canada Grand Prix 1964 (Debut Race), 1/18th scale resin model car. Information...
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Resin, 1/18th, 4 lbs, Ferrari, Tecnomodel
Tecnomodel TM18-85B Ferrari 275 GTB-C Ecurie Francorchamps #24 'Willy Mairesse - Jean Beurlys' 3rd pl oa, winner GT4.0 cl. Le Mans 1965 Limited to 120...
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Resin, 1/18th, 4 lbs, Ford, Tecnomodel
Tecnomodel TM18-119A Ford C100 #6 'Klaus Ludwig - Marc Surer' Le Mans 1982, Limited to 120 Pieces, 1/18th scale resin model car.
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Resin, 1/18th, 4 lbs, Ford, Tecnomodel
Tecnomodel TM18-119B Ford C100 #7 'Manfred Winkelhock - Klaus Niedzwiedz' Le Mans 1982, Limited to 120 Pieces, 1/18th scale resin model car.
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