JAIC 1989, Volume 28, Number 1, Article 3 (pp. 31 to 42)
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JAIC 1989, Volume 28, Number 1, Article 3 (pp. 31 to 42)

AN EPOXY/MICROBALLOON MIXTURE FOR GAP FILLING IN WOODEN OBJECTS

R. Barclay, & C. Mathias


ABSTRACT—Tensile and compressive tests were conducted on an epoxy resin/phenolic microballoons mixture in order to match its strength to test pieces of western red cedar. Heat build-up on cure of the thermosetting resin was also measured to establish recommendations for maximum thickness of fill layers. Application of the filler, including mixing, preparation of the surface, carving and inpainting, to voids in wooden objects is described. A subjective test of bond strength modifiers is described.

Article Sections:

1. INTRODUCTION
2. MICROBALLOON-FILLED EPOXY RESIN
3. MECHANICAL TESTS
4. EXOTHERMIC REACTION DURING CURE
5. APPLICATION
6. CONCLUSION
a: References
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Copyright 1989 American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works