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Old Yesterday, 10:42 AM
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Bondo will work, if I had to use it everyday I would struggle. It tends to get lots of pin holes and it tough to sand, sort of a heavy weight product. Glazing putty <1part> will be your friend for final prep for pin holes and sand scratches.
I got most of it done last night. As you suggested... I am struggling with some pin holes etc. Tempted to just accept them.

I am having trouble in one spot where some epoxy I had thinned is not setting up. I'm pretty sure I will be happiest just cutting it out and starting over with the finishing resin. That stuff goes on really nice.
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Old Yesterday, 07:14 PM
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I got most of it done last night. As you suggested... I am struggling with some pin holes etc. Tempted to just accept them.

I am having trouble in one spot where some epoxy I had thinned is not setting up. I'm pretty sure I will be happiest just cutting it out and starting over with the finishing resin. That stuff goes on really nice.
Walmart Sells Bondo and they sell the "Spot" or Glazing putty. It is great for small pin holes and sand scratches... It does have to air dry for long spells, as dry as your area is, maybe not as long. If it is on too thick or too big of a hole, it will crack when it dries. lacquer based primers can also soften it if put on too wet and then it will shrink under the primer and paint so care is needed. First coats <many> of primer should be light and flash quick. If you use a sealer first, then primer is not as big a concern.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/16927984?w...214792&veh=sem
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Old Yesterday, 08:19 PM
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DOG I am going to skip the glazing putty on this project... it is still going to look too rough when completed to justify the extra time and effort. But... I will keep it in mind for sure. After going through this I think I could totally refurbish a broken cowl (rdy to prime and paint) in about 6 hours including resin and bondo drying time.
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Old Yesterday, 11:09 PM
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Well in case everyone has been sitting around worried about my poor cowl... (not likely)...

The trouble epoxy was more set up when I got home. I drilled a bunch of holes through it and put on some more bondo. Hoping it will stick better this time.
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Old Today, 06:41 AM
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I'm sure you will get it done, just take your time..
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Old Today, 07:48 AM
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.......or just buy a cowl.
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Or fly without one.
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Old Today, 07:53 AM
Walk of Shame Season :)
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.......or just buy a cowl.
wheres the fun in that !! LOL
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Overcast and foggy, a day day for some slow cooked squirrel!
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What time do we eat?
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Be ready in 8 hours!












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Old Today, 09:31 AM
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I gave up last night when my bondo didn't set... I guess I didn't add enough hardener. I finally just said the heck with it and primed it. It looks very far from perfect... but it is better than when it was crushed. I'm just done with the project lol.
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Old Today, 10:45 AM
Walk of Shame Season :)
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LOL hey Nate if it flys you done good son !!!!


8 hours !!!! I'll freaking starve to death by then


well its Flying eve almost


Started working in my Bro in laws house again trying to get some framing done and a ceiling up in a stairwell with of course terrible angles,,, nothing is square at all in this house. and then on to the Living room where I will hopefully get that ceiling framed in and finished, Trying to hide 130 year old structure flaws and make it look and be as safe as new is a daunting task for sure.. Finiaaly got the trim molding up in the bedroom we started last year before I went in for my operations.
Anywho back in full construction swing


Well I wrapped the copper tubing around the engine head to see if that will help with the smoke system so hopefully tomorrow Tinman Tims Smoker will work also but now we plan on working on one plane at a time as apposed to trying to maiden two planes at the same time lol but regardless suppose to be in the low 40's but the rain should clear out of here by tonight in time for flying tomorrow morning and then its suppose to rain again later in the afternoon... Thank you Lord for a window of flying time

Oh yeah some Minor repairs too lol
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Old Today, 11:03 AM
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awwww those repairs on the wing corner are easy peasy...shouldn't take more than an hour max!

Looks like we have a decent window this weekend for a change!

Saturday 10/25 10%
Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High 67F. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph

Sunday 10/26 0%
Mainly sunny. High 64F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph
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