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Old 11-15-2017, 09:56 PM
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when clicking on the link, it says I need permission...
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Old 11-16-2017, 08:41 PM
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Old 11-16-2017, 09:37 PM
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O.K., now that I can post pics, I'll start updating what I do with pics attached. It'll just take a little time to upload them to photo bucket.

I did get all of the emp. parts into primer, filled pin holes and in primer again with excellent results. Now I'm working on the fiberglass canopy skirt. Filled it with epoxy and 410 fairing filler yesterday, and sanded it off today. Added a bit more on some low spots and painted on one coat of plain epoxy to fill pin holes on all other areas. Hopefully tomorrow I'll update with a ton of pics of the progress.

I've learned a lot about this fiberglass stuff over the last few weeks. The right sand paper is very important if you want to work fast. At first I used a little filler fearing how hard it would be to sand off and used 40 grit only to realize that I didn't use enough but it sanded easily. Another coat was used in the same way only to need another and so on. Took a lot of time

Now on the canopy skirt, I used what I thought was a little too much, used 40 grit and it turned out I needed a little more in a few spots. 40 Grit cuts fast so get it close with that then move onto 80 grit then 100. At that point you'll know if you need more filler or finishing sand paper. If more filler is needed add it and use the above process. If no low spots are seen then...... Well I needed more filler. Time will tell how this thing works out...

Another thing about sanding, On the emp. tips I used my hand to sand a lot of the first application of filler. It looked like an ocean. The next two times it was GREATLY improved using a semi rigid sanding block. My favorite is an approx. 12" long by 3" foam sanding block. It's very rigid, bends only slightly. Makes it very easy to see the low or high spots. My lesson learned......USE sanding blocks, they make them for a reason!
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Old 11-16-2017, 10:12 PM
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izzybear, Forget about the links, I'll be posting photos on here from now on....

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Old 11-17-2017, 07:59 PM
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Old 11-17-2017, 08:24 PM
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Old 11-17-2017, 08:30 PM
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Here's how the rudder and left side turned out...



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Old 11-17-2017, 08:44 PM
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Default Canopy skirt.....

I made the canopy skirt back in March and got it to the point where I thought to myself "I'll let the painter finish it" but now it just looks so bad I'm going to tackle this thing head on and try to get it to look as good as it can. At this point I've applied two coats of epoxy mixed with 410 fairing filler and one coat of plain epoxy to fill as many pin holes as I can. Today I sanded everything down to 220 grit and sprayed a coat of primer. This revealed LOTS of pin holes. Used some glazing compound and a squeegee and tried to fill most of them in.









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