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    RE: Covering for P-51

    OK, thanks. How long does it take to cure, and how much does it smell?
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    RE: Covering for P-51

    It curse over night depending on the weather. It does tack up and get thick in about 15 to 30 minutes. When I made up the cowls it was pretty cold out so I had a lot more work time then normal. Mix up a small batch and see how much work time you are getting and how long to get a full cure. That way you will have an idea of how big an area you can do at a time Before it starts to thicken up.
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    RE: Covering for P-51

    There is negligible odor from epoxy.

    AS GB says, it will set up overnight. This process takes some time, but is worth the effort.
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    RE: Covering for P-51

    I used some 30 minute epoxy yesterday late afternoon, about 3 or 4? It finally set up in the mixing cup about 8 or 9. It was just the motor mount on my electric but I waited until this morning before I tried mounting the motor back on so I wouldn't tear the mount off by screwing the motor back on. The Zpoxy is a slower curing type. It sets up over night and you can work with it but if you let it cure for a couple days it sands better. If you have never worked with it before you really should do some testing so you get the working time figured out.
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    RE: Covering for P-51

    Hi!
    Get professional 24 hour epoxy instead! EMC-Vega has a good epoxy . It gets glass hard after 24-30 hours and is easy to sand and it doesn't smell at all.
    The "Hobby type" epoxies are not that good when it comes to cover a model with glass fiber.
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    RE: Covering for P-51

    I finished my tested with this cloth I picked up at a fabric store. It shrinks quite well with a touch of the heat gun. Looks like it will work fine for dope covering, but not resin covering.  I got that 20 yard roll of .56 fiberglass last week, so only thing I need now is more resin and some dope.
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