Does anyone know where to buy resin in San Diego?

Discussion in 'General Modeling' started by seven, Mar 15, 2006.

  1. seven

    seven Sr Member

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    I normally order the stuff online, however i have an event in 3 days and I don't have the time to order any. Does anyone know were I can pick up resin and rtv silicone in the northern san diego area?

    I need it ASAP, so I wont mind a little drive. thanks guys
     
  2. micdavis

    micdavis Master Member

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    Diversified Materials Corporation in La Mesa. Of if you don't mind super cheap resin go with Vagabond in Warren Springs.

    Good Luck.
     
  3. seven

    seven Sr Member

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    Is Diversified Materials Corporation in La Mesa a distributor or a public store?
     
  4. swhite228

    swhite228 Well-Known Member

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    Sil Pak in Pamona, or look up Vagabond resin on the net.

    Sil Pak is easy to get to. Vagabond is a ma and pa type operation but they are closer to you than SP, and you can pick you stuff up if needed.

    Of the 2 if you can make the drive go to SilPak.

    Scott
     
  5. seven

    seven Sr Member

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    Where is Vagabond? I am trying to look it up, but to no avail.
     
  6. CaptCBoard

    CaptCBoard Well-Known Member

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    Vagabondcorp.com

    Phone: 760-782-3136

    Don't let anyone fool you-- this is the best resin I've ever used.

    Scott
     
  7. micdavis

    micdavis Master Member

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    Really??.?.? Vagabond. Did they develop something new. They had something called 36XXX that was quick and fast but it was nasty smelling and after about 5 years it would start to powder up.

    What do you get from them?

    They will also tint your resin for you if you have a mind to so something in color.
     
  8. CaptCBoard

    CaptCBoard Well-Known Member

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    I use 36-XXX-slow and I've used 36-XXX-medium. I use the slow because it is, well, slower than the medium. It has a very slight, nearly non-existant odor. I've got castings more than 10 years old and sold zillions of kits without any complaint of any sort, including anything getting powdery. I can't speak for anyone's experience other than my own and when you consider I go through about 100 gallons of this stuff in a year, I think my experience is conclusive.

    I should also say I've used many other resins, including Sil-pak. For my purposes, Vagabond just works the best, period. And the nice thing about Vagabond is, you are assured it is fresh because they make it on a daily basis. The oldest their resin might be is a day or two before you order it.

    Scott
     
  9. micdavis

    micdavis Master Member

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    It has been literally 15 years since I have ordered from them. They must have improved their formulas. They didn't even have a slow or medium., at least they never told me about it. Nice to know.

    I could be confusing it with something they had called Modelcast 2C. One of them was NASTY smelling.

    They were always great to deal with. Fast and friendly. Good prices too.
     
  10. TheSt.LouisKid

    TheSt.LouisKid Sr Member

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    Vagabonds 36-XXX slow is good stuff.

    I used Vagabonds silicone and I don't care for it.
    Mixes poorly and gells before its thoroughly mixed.
     

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