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Old 06-16-2013, 07:01 AM
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About 1.5 ounces of finishing epoxy was mixed. I add a cap of 91% alcohol to the mix to thin it out. About half is drizzled to the top left surface. Squeegee as needed to spread out the mix. Turn the wing over and apply the remaining to the bottom left surface.

Repeat the process for the other side of the wing.

Peel ply is placed on top of the wing. The wing is then turned over and peel ply is wrapped over the remaining surface.

The wing is then laid down on the plastic tarp. Rope is then wrapped around the parameter of the wing. The vacuum pump tube and ropes are taped in place. A bead of latex caulking is spread around the outside edges of the plastic tarp as needed to seal the edges. The edges are folded over and the latex caulking is smashed to seal the edges.

The wing and bag are placed between the wing shucks. Insure the wing is lined up on the shucks. I placed a few quarts of paint on top to hold parts in place.

Turn on the pump to apply the vacuum on the wing. The finishing epoxy typically dries in about 8 to 24 hours.

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