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Old 04-02-2006, 09:15 AM
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i'm going to try west systems on my wing P-40 . its my first attempt at glassing.
any tips would be appreciated.

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Old 04-02-2006, 11:39 AM
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Lots of good info here:
http://members.cox.net/1454s/BBRC/GLASSINGx.html
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I used West Systems epoxy on the TF Spit that I am building. I am happy with the results. I applied a coat of Deft sanding sealer before glassing to limit the amount of resin absorbed by the balsa. I added a little bit of alcahol (about 20%) to thin the epoxy just a little. This also elimininated the bubbles in the epoxy that formed while mixing. I used an acid brush to apply the epoxy. I used a plastic body putty applicator to squeegee off th excess epoxy and to get the glass in good contact with the balsa. I rolled a roll of toilet paper over the surface to remove even more epoxy. I mixed an ounce at a time. I found that by the time I got to the end of one ounce, it would be starting to thicken in the mixing pot. Any more than an ounce would start to become too thick to work with.

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Old 04-05-2006, 10:01 AM
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Hi!
West systems epoxy are rather good, but there are better 24hour finishing epoxys out there which are harder and more easy to sand.

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