Originally Posted by JDA_BTR
What's the best way to shape the forward edge? 80 grit paper and sand to shape with a palm sander? Then a finer series to 400 last run?
On my -7 tipper canopy, I used a 12 inch block with 80 grit to fine tune the edges a the roll bar, then progressively finer grits up to 600 to polish it. I needed to take off about 3/16" to get the forward canopy it to size, and didn't want to use any power tools and risk the chance of overdoing it. Worked out really well .. 20 mins and done. The long block helped to keep the edge in a nice plane (no wavies!)