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Old Feb 21, 2011, 08:20 PM
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I really like U-POL Dolphin Glaze


It's available at most auto paint shops or online. It mixes 50:1, so just a dot of hardener for most repairs. The more hardener you use, the faster it sets up.

I LOVE SANDING THE STUFF. It doesn't clog up my sandpaper, and it can be sanded down quickly with heavy grit, but polished up with fine grit.

I haven't tried it on foam, but I think it will work. It doesn't get hot when curing, but smells funny.

I've cleaned up many hollow composite wing, fuselage with this stuff. I usually just airbrush acrylic paint over it (for a semi close color match. I never match exactly, so one can tell there was a repair. That and I hate doing exact color matching )
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Old Feb 22, 2011, 04:55 PM
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If you mix it (WS and 410) to the consistancy of peanut-butter, it works well.

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Old Sep 26, 2012, 03:18 PM
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Thank you guys to chime in here. I did the 410 epoxy mix before and didn't like it too much.

I ordered a can of split second and will report on the outcome.
So did you ever receive your can of Split Second? What did you think?

-Jonathan
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 03:48 PM
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Thank you guys to chime in here. I did the 410 epoxy mix before and didn't like it too much.

I ordered a can of split second and will report on the outcome.
If you are mixing the 410 with hobby epoxy, that is your problem. You need a filler-rich mixture with REAL epoxy, not epoxy glue.

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Old Sep 26, 2012, 05:02 PM
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So did you ever receive your can of Split Second? What did you think?

-Jonathan
Split Second is great, it works really well. I sands easy, I would recommend it.
After you get it to 95% with that filler, I use Glazing putty to finish the Job.


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If you are mixing the 410 with hobby epoxy, that is your problem. You need a filler-rich mixture with REAL epoxy, not epoxy glue.

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I used West Systems and Jefco with it when I didn't like it.
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 05:07 PM
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Thanks for the report, Bruno.
I may try to get some of the Split Second to try out.

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Old Sep 26, 2012, 05:08 PM
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Thanks FCB. So in and of itself it is not a replacement for glazing putty? I have yet to do any bondo/filler/whatnot and painting so this is all new to me. I hadn't counted on needing two products to get the job done.

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Old Sep 26, 2012, 06:00 PM
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You can absolutely use split second to do the whole job. I just found it faster to use glazing putty to get it perfect.
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 06:11 PM
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You can absolutely use split second to do the whole job. I just found it faster to use glazing putty to get it perfect.
Sounds great. Now to find a B&W who sells it. Not really expecting them to have it I checked Autozone but nada.

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Old Sep 26, 2012, 06:46 PM
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http://www.summitracing.com/parts/UCP-26020/
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 06:54 PM
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Thanks Target, that might be the cheapest I found online. I was hoping to have some this evening or at least by this weekend though so was looking for a B&M (brick and mortar) store that carried it.

EDIT: someone mentioned something about a shop in Long Beach...

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Old Sep 26, 2012, 06:55 PM
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Here is a picture, G.E. Paint (Gary Elliot runs the place) is I think on Anaheim street in Long Beach just east of Junipero, it is around $25 a can, the can feels almost empty since the stuff is so lightweight, it is just a lttle thicker than whipped cream.
Ah hah!
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 06:59 PM
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There used to be a 3M brand paint supply place on the South side of Anaheim street in Wilmington, near but east of the 110 freeway.

Good luck.

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http://www.superpages.com/bp/Wilming...0018537090.htm

http://www.yelp.com/biz/g-e-auto-pai...ies-long-beach
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 11:51 PM
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Evercoat 416

The best I've found is Evercoat 416 glazing compound. This is for metal or fiberglass. It is very light and sands like butter. It is used as a final fill and not designed for a very thick fill.

I've used this while building two RV 7 "real" planes to do the fit and finish on the glass work for a couple of friends planes.

I've tried most of the others. Super-fil is okay but is an overnight cure deal. I use this for thicker fill needs and try to do it at the end of the day.

Don't use any of the fill products that come in a tube and are not catalyzed. They will never fully cure causing painting issues.

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Old Sep 27, 2012, 09:28 AM
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I like Superfill as described here:

http://www.polyfiber.com/products/su...epoxyfiler.htm

It is a two part epoxy based filler designed for aircraft applications. It is very light, sands easily and will finish to a feather edge better than anything else I have used. And it bonds to almost anything.

While it is excellent on glass surfaces, its ability to finish out to a feather edge is best described when it is used to fill balsa -- even soft balsa -- it can be applied to irregularities on balsa and sanded to a perfect surface finish even though the balsa is substantially softer than the filler.

Of course it is great on glass and composite surfaces.

Happy Landings,

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