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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