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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, 2 lbs, Thunderbolt, Bizarre Models
Bizarre Models B1064 Thunderbolt 'George Eyston' Bonneville One Run at 347.155 MPH August 24th 1938, 1/43rd scale resin model car.
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Resin, 1/43rd, 1 lb, Ford, Bizarre Models
Bizarre Models BZ329 Ford GT40 Le Mans Test 1964, 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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Resin, 1/43rd, 1 lb, Cobra, Good Smile Racing
Good Smile Racing American Muscle Series 01 Shelby  Cobra  427 S/C 1965, 1/43rd scale resin model. The most ferocious car in the world! The...
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Resin, 1/18th, 4 lbs, Ferrari, GP Replicas
GP Replicas GP014A Ferrari 312 T2 #11 'Niki Lauda' F1 World Champion 1977, 1/18th scale resin model car.
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Resin, 1/24th, 3 lbs, Porsche, Spark Model
Le Mans Miniatures / Spark Model LMS008 Porsche 917 LH #25 'Vic Elford - Kurt Ahrens' DNF Le Mans 1970, 1/24th scale resin model car.  Nicely detailed...
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Resin, 1/24th, 3 lbs, Audi, Spark Model
Le Mans Miniatures / Spark Model LMS009 Audi R10 TDI #1 'Frank Biella - Emanuele Pirro - Marco Werner' winner Le Mans 2007, 1/24th scale resin model car....
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Handbuilt, 1/43rd, 2 lbs, Ferrari, Looksmart Models
Look Smart Models LSRC06 Ferrari 312B3 #11 'Clay Regazzoni' 2nd pl Grand Prix of Brazil 1974, 1/43rd scale handbuilt resin model car.
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Handbuilt, 1/43rd, 2 lbs, Ferrari, Looksmart Models
Look Smart Models LSRC060 Ferrari 312T #11 'Clay Regazzoni' winner Italian Grand Prix 1975, 1/43rd scale handbuilt resin model car. The Ferrari 312T...
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Handbuilt, 1/43rd, 2 lbs, Ferrari, Looksmart Models
Look Smart Models LSRC061 Ferrari 312T #12 'Niki Lauda' 3rd place Italian Grand Prix 1975, 1/43rd scale handbuilt resin model car. The Ferrari 312T...
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Resin, 1/43rd, 2 lbs, Ferrari, Look Smart Models
LookSmart LSLM048 Ferrari 250 TR61 #23 ‘Joakim Bonnier - Lucien Bianchi’ winner 12 hrs of Sebring 1962 , 1/43rd scale resin model.
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Handbuilt, 1/18th, 4 lbs, Ferrari, Looksmart Models
LookSmart Models LS18F1013 Ferrari SF71H #5 'Sebastian Vettel' winner Australian GP 2018, 1/18th scale handbuilt resin model car.
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