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Posted: 08/13/22 07:25am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Forgot to post this last night. Duh! Lol.

Anywho.... The previous post shows the inside of the fiberglass cap above the pilots seat area in the "corner" area.

This pic shows what this ugliness looks like on the outside of the cap.

The lower left corner, (red square), is the same area as prior pic.

The rest is where I had to cut out the fiberglass cap so I could get to the steel framing when taking this puppy apart.

Since the roof/front cap area no longer has the same contour, I had to cut and remove a small section to make it bend the way I wanted it to. (blue oval).

I added a piece of wood inside the cap to screw the fiberglass to, in order to make it conform to the shape I wanted.

Add a bunch of screws, after countersinking the holes, and a bunch of sanding, and I am soon ready to begin adding new fiberglass to make this look a bit smoother, and water tight.

Hope that makes sense.



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Posted: 08/16/22 08:19am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Well, looks like I'll have to be off to the drug den for adult males again. Fortunately, Harbor Freight isn't too far away.

I added another piece of fiberglass to the inside corner yesterday and was planning on adding several more, before realizing I was out of the little brushes I use for small amounts of the fiberglass resin.

I did try using a small foam brush with really bad results. Turns out that the foam absorbs a lot of resin and then expands fairly quickly, making the foam brush worthless for this application.

For small areas, those little acid brushes work very well, are cheap, and do not absorb much resin.

Should have some pics tonight.

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Posted: 08/16/22 07:29pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Made it to the "drug den" today. Lol.



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I should be good to go for a while now.

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Posted: 08/16/22 07:40pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

According to the directions on the fiberglass resin container, weighing small amounts of resin, lets you know how much hardener to add.

This amounts to 1 oz, and the correct mixture of hardener, which is in a small plastic tube, is to add 10 drops, and mix well.



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That allows for several minutes to work the mixture into the cloth, before it starts to harden and is no longer workable.

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Posted: 08/16/22 07:43pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

This is what happens when you either mix too much resin, or don't get it used up in time.



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Posted: 08/16/22 07:47pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I added a couple more layers of glass cloth and resin on the inside over top of the pilot's seat area.



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Posted: 08/16/22 07:55pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Moving on to the outside of that area, I started by adding one layer. A little of this has an air bubble that will be sanded off before adding more layers.

Now that the first layer is in place, I can add several more at once to speed things along.



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Posted: 08/18/22 10:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

While it may not look like it, I added several layers of fiberglass this evening.

Since this area if not fully flat, I figured I would try a couple of things.

First, I mixed up a 1 oz of fiberglass and put down a couple of layers of fiberglass cloth. Then, I mixed up 2 ox of fiberglass resin and proceeded to spread that onto fiberglass cloth.

Turns out that with a 1" wide brush, I can spread about 2 oz of resin before it starts to harden.

As such, I put down a couple of layers of cloth in an effort to try and level the surface out a little bit.

So far so good.



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In case you didnt get the email. Harbor Freight is having a huge clearance sale this weekend. So huge, that I am going this afternoon.


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Posted: 08/21/22 08:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

ro_sie wrote:

In case you didnt get the email. Harbor Freight is having a huge clearance sale this weekend. So huge, that I am going this afternoon.



Yes, I did see that, thank you.

Hope you had a good trip and spent a bundle! Lol...

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