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Protecting Foam...

Old 12-02-2003, 03:12 PM
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I've just made a fairly sharp-looking pair of wheel pants/landing gear for the GeeBee (pictures shortly, when I get near my camera again) using layers of Depron foam, sanded smooth. They look okay as they are, but the bare, sanded foam looks a little delicate, plus they could use a little spot filling here and there.

I could just paint them at this point, but can I use a light coating of thinned epoxy alone to harden the surface a little bit? These are very small, and I'm trying to keep things light (three grams each), so I don't want to use fiberglass.

Is there anything better than epoxy to coat them with?

Thanks much...
Old 12-16-2003, 11:03 AM
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get some denatured alcohol and dilute the epoxy to a thin consistency and wipe this over the wheel paints with a cotton ball. your foam will now have 4-5 times the strength with minimum weight added. remember it will take longer to cure so be patient

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