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Old 10-11-2007, 06:13 AM   #1
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Does anyone sand this after it has dried.You sand your balsa with say 320 sand paper. You put on balsarite as an adhesion promotter( I think it works) then when its dry its rougher than the wood was before you started sanding it
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Old 10-11-2007, 07:07 AM   #2
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You can go over it lightly with a 400 grit paper to remove some fuzz.
There are two formulas....for film and regular. The regular creates more
fuzzing on the wood.

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I use Balsarite for fabric on pretty well every plane I build myself. Be aware that plastic covering requires a different formula of Balsarite. However I apply it mostly where the seams of the covering/fabric will be and especially around the fuse front & firewall where I plan to use a glow engine. That oil is creepy stuff and will find its way, eventually, into the seams and then into the balsa if not used!

It does dry a bit rough but I only give it a very light sanding with 320 paper. When you apply the covering over it, the heat of the iron will slightly melt the balsarite and seal everything as tight as a drum leaving a nice smooth covering application!

This is how I personaly do it. The method of others may very well be different and hopefully they will comment on their application.
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