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Old 11-06-2017, 10:46 AM
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Understand my brother, get the Trojan done, you may have time this winter to get the Avenger resurrected. Even if you get started on another project. Smile. Chic
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Old 11-07-2017, 10:25 AM
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Chic,

I have never heard of using corn starch. I just used it and it works out great. I use 80 grit on the first sand and sometimes the final sand. That may seem to much, but I hate sanding. And the models still come out fine. Once I primer the plane I step it down a notch and use 240.

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Old 11-08-2017, 05:25 AM
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Thanks Boyd for backing me up on how well the corn starch works. Coming from a great builder like you, I feel redeemed as a reliable source. Ha, Ha. Chic
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Old 11-09-2017, 01:05 AM
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Sorry to bring the corn starch topic again. I have never seen this process and would love to find out how this works. Does one pour it over the sanding location and then just sand away with a lower grade of sandpaper or what? Hope someone puts some light on this topic. Perhaps not the ideal place to put the description as I do not wish to detract from the original topic but I suppose if it is something worth knowing it may be used by other potential users. Thanks.
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Old 11-09-2017, 03:49 AM
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Reuben,

I had never heard of this process until now. I tried it on a wing that had just cured from the epoxy. I only put a little on and it worked fine. I use 80 grit sandpaper that I buy at the automotive store to sand the epoxy until I have taken off all the sheen or until it gets dull, but not thru the fiber. I hate it when the sandpaper clogs up. I'm going to try it on areas I have applied bondo. In the first sand of bondo the sandpaper will clog.

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Old 11-09-2017, 04:06 AM
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Reuben - I see no problem bringing up the use of Corn Starch. It works so I want to pass it on to all that I can. Just as Boyd has said, sprinkle some corn starch over the area you wish to sand, and go about your normal sanding routine. Boyd is a few steps ahead of us all with his skills so if he can use 80 grit to initially cut the epoxy I may try to do the same. I am a bit heavy handed so I use 220 grit sandpaper to initially cut the epoxy. I'll try to use 80 grit next time I need to. By the way, I love the F-86. A beautiful airframe. Chic
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Old 11-09-2017, 10:09 AM
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Thanks for the info....the problem is to go and find the corn starch locally! Hehehehe.... I will try it on my next project. 220 grit seems to be fine if the corn starch 'adds' to the sanding capabilities. Again....thank you.

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Old 11-12-2017, 04:22 PM
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Picked up my avenger from my club member who did the detail and paint work for me. He did a great job! Still have a few thing to paint but i will finish it from here. Thanks Steve Peckham!
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Well Alright. Looking Real Fine "Navy", Real Fine..
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Old 11-21-2017, 09:19 AM
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My computer is acting up and may die soon, so while I can - "A Happy and Fulfilling Thanksgiving To "YOU" All. Remember to "NOT" discuss no politics at the dinner table. Smile. Don't know when I'll get primer on the airframe. Was waiting for warmer weather, but looks like that is a joke in itself. Looking around to some paint shops to see if anyone of the painters can help me. Again, "Happy Holidays". Chic
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Carl.
What a nice paint job. For some strange reason I'm not getting notifications of posts so I am a bit behind.
Let me second Chic's wish for a Happy and Politic FREE Thanksgiving.

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