Posted by veritus |
Aug 06, 2009 @ 11:12 PM | 3,679 Views
A few pics of Gelcoat applied to inner wing panels. The Gelcoat comes in a small can from Tap Plastics Inc., and is poured into a plastic cup; it has the consistancy of paint. After being left in sunlight for about 10 minutes, the Gel thickens somewhat but is still runny. MEKP, a catalyst, is applied to this thickened Gel at temps between 70-85 degrees F and mixed in. The the Gelcoat is basically globbed on until it rises above the damaged area. What you see in the photos are a first and second coat respectively. Sanding is easy, and wet sanding peoduces a smooth surface. I have a bit of sanding ahead as you can see, made harder by the fact that I am recovering from dislocating my middle finger(I can hear the laughter) .
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