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  • #16
    Originally posted by biggsgolf View Post
    So remove the strips and screws after the epoxy resin and cloth on inside has cured?
    Yup. Then a thin layer of saturated glass cloth on the outside, some sanding, priming, identification of dings, filling with air-dry putty, sanding, priming, cursing your clumsy hands, paint, touch-up weathering, swearing to God you'll be more attentive next time, clear coat, and you're good to go.

    Idiot!

    David
    The Horrible
    "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"

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    • #17
      Is glass cloth fiberglass cloth? Will this pictured below be correct? What 2 part epoxy resin do you guys recommend?

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      • #18
        Originally posted by biggsgolf View Post
        Is glass cloth fiberglass cloth? Will this pictured below be correct? What 2 part epoxy resin do you guys recommend?
        That will work, but is a tad heavy for this job. Cut it into 1/2" squares to make lay-down an easy matter. Ideally you would use 2-4 ounce cloth (per square yard). Best laminating resin is West System.

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        David
        "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"

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        • #19
          Thanks David

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          • #20
            Bruce,

            I have used ZAP Z-POXY two part finishing resin with light weight glass on a couple of my Byron War Bird airplane wings (in the day) and it worked very well. I have also used it on two of my 3D printed Submarines along with fiber glass to enhance the strength of the glued up sections of the hull! I am sure there are many finishing resins out there that will do the job!

            Rob

            "Firemen can stand the heat"

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            • #21
              Thanks Rob, I tinkered with rc planes as well, then did helis for a long time, mostly scale helis. Now I fly drones, so much easier! Did get my Drone Commercial Certification as well.

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                • #23
                  The Safety Float Valve Battery Chamber Manifold broke off, I am using the Snort System so how should I reattach manifold, or should I just seal the hole, either way should I use epoxy? I had allready plugged the tube from the safety float valve to the manifold with a rod.

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by biggsgolf View Post
                    The Safety Float Valve Battery Chamber Manifold broke off, I am using the Snort System so how should I reattach manifold, or should I just seal the hole, either way should I use epoxy? I had allready plugged the tube from the safety float valve to the manifold with a rod.
                    You've already trimmed the boat, so leave the unused safety float-valve in place and blank off the nipples.

                    Blank off the hole where the manifold broke off (CA and baking soda).

                    Blank off the internal nipple of the 4-point manifold where the safety float-valve made up to it. Run the hose from the snorkel straight into the suction side of the motor bulkhead. Now you're in Snort mode. Done.
                    "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"

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                    • #25
                      Thanks My Lord!

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by biggsgolf View Post
                        Thanks My Lord!
                        That's right... my head's not fat enough yet.

                        David
                        "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"

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                        • #27
                          Bahahahahah!

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