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First off, please excuse my amateurish photography; I just wanted to show this new, to me, product and grabbed the first model I could find to display it. I have just received this resin bonder set that I ordered a couple of days ago and was keen to test it and show the results here. The 'pen' comes in two parts; the bonder dispenser and the UV torch, and these can be clipped together or used separately. I found a scrap resin casting I made a while ago and noticed a couple of air holes in the hull, plus a little gouge along the side. These should be ideal areas for this repair test. Air hole in the bow small gouge in the side To get the bonder to work it is best to apply in very thin layers, up to approx. 2mm, and curing each layer with the UV torch before adding another layer if necessary. Here is a view of the side having had the bonder applied and with the UV torch illuminating the bonded area. The UV only needs about 8 - 10 seconds to completely cure and harden the bond The bond dried/hardened virtually instantly which means the area can be sanded almost straight away. I have applied a light primer here to help show the filled holes I gave the model a very light sanding and then brushed on more primer. This shows that the holes have been filled and there is still a little bonder showing proud of the hole. I'll give this further sanding tomorrow when the primer has dried. the bonder has filled the air hole in the bow and is now ready to be filed to shape. This test took about 15 minutes to undertake. I am impressed with this bonder set and am looking forward to seeing what else I can achieve with it. The fact that you get virtually instant resin, without mixing 2 part solutions and no mess is ideal for me. Be advised, this is not a glue, it is a bonder which will adhere items that the UV light can see, so it won't glue parts together where the glue is encased between two items or the UV light cannot penetrate. Mike