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Old 05-15-2020, 07:31 AM
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With little to no experience with fiberglass and fearing the worst, I finally dove in & tackled the canopy fairing (RV12). Outcome seems to not be too bad!
Except I sanded right thru a thin spot. What do you guys think I should do to repair ? Floxed resin? add a layer of glass?

sequence of events :
after cure
https://photos.google.com/share/AF1Q...12T2RSa2Jqd2dB
after some (too much?) sanding and trimming, canopy removed
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw...-no?authuser=0
outboard view (red tape placed behind hole)
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw...-no?authuser=0
inboard view
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Old 05-15-2020, 08:14 AM
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Dan is the expert, but I would add several layers stacked in a reverse pyramid so the layers form a scarf joint. Probably at least one inside as well.
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Old 05-15-2020, 09:02 AM
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