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Old 10-19-2017, 04:11 PM
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While looking through boxes of rocket stuff I came upon some old Estes products.

One is a sealed bottle of Estes High Heat Aluminum Paint.

The other is a jar of Estes Rocket Wax.

I don't think there are many of these still around.
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Cool. I have an unopened bottle of the Estes High Heat Aluminum Paint as well. I've never seen the Estes Rocket Wax before though.
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Old 10-19-2017, 06:45 PM
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I've never seen the Estes Rocket Wax before though.
Honestly, that sounds like one of those products where they never sold off all the bottles from the first batch

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Old 10-19-2017, 09:37 PM
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I have never seen a bottle of that high-heat aluminum paint on eBay, but have seen the rocket wax. I'm pretty sure the wax is just relabeled Pactra AeroGloss Dope wax.
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Old 10-19-2017, 09:39 PM
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Bob,

I love collecting the old Estes and Centuri oddball items. Photo below shows my little office museum. Not quite as impressive as Jurvetson's but more within my budget .

From left to right:
Centuri Model Rocket Super Bond Glue
Estes knife (X-Acto blade) sharpening stone
Estes Rocket Wax with different colored tops
Estes High Heat Aluinum Paint
Estes Astroseal Balsa Filler (with nice Mars Snooper drawing on the label)
Estes branded Ohaus rocket scale
Centuri 1st generation parachute powder
Centuri Second Generation Rocket powder
Estes 631-PNC-40H rubber nosecone for BT40 tubing, from 1963 catalog
Estes Space Corps Pin
Centuri Engine Spacing Tube
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I saw that Estes whetstone, and thought you must want the trailing edge of your fins to be really sharp!
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Great collections!

I think I had a bottle of Centuri yellow glue; it came with a parts assembly.

I love the graphic on the aluminum paint label.

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If you have a good finish, automotive wax does wonders.
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Bob,

I love collecting the old Estes and Centuri oddball items. Photo below shows my little office museum. Not quite as impressive as Jurvetson's but more within my budget .

From left to right:
Centuri Model Rocket Super Bond Glue
Estes knife (X-Acto blade) sharpening stone
Estes Rocket Wax with different colored tops
Estes High Heat Aluinum Paint
Estes Astroseal Balsa Filler (with nice Mars Snooper drawing on the label)
Estes branded Ohaus rocket scale
Centuri 1st generation parachute powder
Centuri Second Generation Rocket powder
Estes 631-PNC-40H rubber nosecone for BT40 tubing, from 1963 catalog
Estes Space Corps Pin
Centuri Engine Spacing Tube
Good stuff. Thanks for sharing.

FWIW, I recall some kits in recent years as including the engine spacing tube, albeit without any marking - certainly without Centuri marking

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Here's one from my blog about the Centuri Super Bond Glue:
http://modelrocketbuilding.blogspot...rbond-glue.html
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I still have the little rubber containers of contact cement that came in the Centuri Saturn 1B and V kits somewhere around the house. My original X-Acto knife came from Centuri. I've got a few other things that came from Estes and Centuri such as balsa filler, etc., but none were rebranded for rocketry. I didn't get into rocketry until the mid 70's so I didn't see any rebranding from the golden era.
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