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Old 07-29-2015, 08:49 PM   #1
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I am almost ready to begin the fiber glassing of my scratch build P51d.

I was hopeful you could recommend tips, tricks, key steps to allow me to prevent mistakes after so many hours of work to date.

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Old 07-29-2015, 09:07 PM   #2
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Re: Fiber Glassing Airplane

Use the right finishing resin. Thin resin is that flows well is key, and more is not necessarily better.

Also, if you've used any kind of cyanoacrylite glue on the surface, do NOT use polyester resin, it will never dry. You're going to need epoxy based resins.

Lightest weave glass cloth, and lots and lots of toilet paper to absorb the excess resin. Roll it on, leave for a second, roll it off and discard.
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Old 07-29-2015, 09:45 PM   #3
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Re: Fiber Glassing Airplane

There is a product by Deluxe Materials called Eze-Kote that is used in place of two part resins. It is water based and I gather dries quickly and can be recoated after a short period. I have not used it but the reviews I have read make it sound great. I have seen it at Great Hobbies and expect it is available elsewhere as well. I think it is distributed by Horizon Hobbies so most hobby stores should be able to get it.

Other who have used it may be able to chime in with their experiences with it.

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