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Old Jan 11, 2013, 08:14 PM
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Sharp corners or arris's.

Adam,

I am still having difficulty layup a mould around sharp external corners without avoiding the possibility (or reality) of voids between the glass and the gel coat or tooling coat.
I've tried just laying one or two layers of veil glass cloth over the corner first and letting it tack off. Maybe I should do more of these in several sessions, with time in between for part curing, before proceed to build up with the heavier reinforcements.

I have also though about laying the initital layers up the sides of the wing fillets and ending the layers at the very corner (arris) of the wing root. Then when tacked off, lay a separate flat layer or two on the root extending over the junction of the side ones. Then allow to tack off, and continue accordingly untill I have sufficient build up to lay the last layers all the way around.

Your thoughts please?

Jim.
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