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Old 08-20-2017, 09:55 PM
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Av8rRob Av8rRob is offline
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Default Canopy fiberglass shopping list

So, I'm starting to work on my canopy and was wondering how much and what type of glass to buy from spruce. I already have the west systems resin and hardener.

I know I need,
Fiberglass cloth (weight/weave/ quantity?)
Resin pigment
Peel ply (how much?)

Thanks guys
Rob Lasater
Rv-14 emp/fuse done working on wings and finish
Paid dec 2017
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Old 08-21-2017, 04:53 AM
JDA_BTR JDA_BTR is offline
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Good timing - me too!

I'm asking around for a cutting board and wheel; someone I know must have that.
N1463 seems a good number....
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Old 08-21-2017, 05:55 AM
Nova RV Nova RV is offline
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Location: Leesburg, VA
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You probably don't need more than a couple yards of cloth at most, the strips are not very wide and most are not too long. I used "standard" weight boat cloth which is 7.5oz/ sq yd. I got a small squeeze bottle of boat epoxy pigment on EBay and you will only use a fraction of the bottle. I used microballoons that I had on hand from R/C building but I guess a quart would be plenty. You only need enough peel ply to cover the top layer of glass while it is curing so maybe 6" wide x 5 feet would cover it all. Get lots of sandpaper and extra elbow grease.
Chris Moon

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