Originally Posted by riobison
Last year I had bought the Grey looking wheel pants from Vans for my RV 4.
So, I’m needing to confirm what type they are for the Resin compatibility. Polyester, vinyl, epoxy?
And then I bought the brake fairings that are a semi clear from else where. Will they still bond to the wheel pants?
You can bond epoxy to the cured gray composite parts in Vans kit. Sand the gray stuff with 120grit before you bond new fiberglass+epoxy on top of it so the new epoxy has some place to bite into. I think the Vans stuff is made of polyester resin from the smell of the sanding dust. However, once the old resin has fully cured, you can put other resin system on top of it.
RV8 standard build: Empennage 99% completed
Wing -- Closed
Fuselage -- Canoe stage
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Last edited by PhatRV : 09-11-2019 at 02:44 PM.