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Old 01-29-2010, 09:08 AM
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Hey guys. I am building a float/boat to attempt to retrieve my deadsticked airplanes. It may not work but I just wanted to give it a shot and figured it would be fun building. Here are some pictures below of it. I am almost finished but being that I built it from balsa, how do I water proof the balsa? What can I coat the wood with so it doesn't swell/rot.
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Old 01-29-2010, 09:17 AM
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Default RE: Help with redneck airboat...

30 minute 2 part epoxy seals it up good!
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Old 01-29-2010, 09:22 AM
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Can you just apply it with a brush? If so, what could I put on the brush right after I use it to remove the epoxy?
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Old 01-29-2010, 11:12 AM
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To seal the wood I mix my epoxy with denatured alchohol at a 1/3 each ratio( 1/3 resin, 1/3 hardener, and 1/3 alchohol). Use a cheap brush because you won't want to try to clean it out. I don't think you can ever get it real clean. Dennis
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Old 01-29-2010, 11:22 AM
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good deal. Thanks for the info guys!
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Old 01-29-2010, 01:04 PM
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Just use finishing resin it's thin enough so no need to add alchohol. Brush on and then wipe off....it's that easy.
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Old 01-31-2010, 06:56 PM
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awesome, I tested it out today! it actually works like i had hoped. Thanks for the replies and help guys!! Much appreciated!
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mind if i ask y its "redneck"?
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Old 02-02-2010, 08:39 AM
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I get called a redneck quite a bit in my club because of some of the things I "rig up".  The guys call it my Redneck Airboat.
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