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Old Sep 08, 2012, 03:57 PM
M Seid
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Had a call with my local Polaris dealer yesterday. Put in a new paint scheme request. People keep hijacking my stash, and style. Globally. Gotta keep innovating with pink and staying ahead of the masses. This one is gonna be a JEM.
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Old Sep 08, 2012, 04:19 PM
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Had a call with my local Polaris dealer yesterday. Put in a new paint scheme request. People keep hijacking my stash, and style. Globally. Gotta keep innovating with pink and staying ahead of the masses. This one is gonna be a JEM.
Innovating with pink Mike ??? Gosh, you will attract the wrong crowd. For what it's worth : you are already pretty well ahead of the masses.

Anyway, I was just trying to get Joe W's settings and flight phases for the V3, but I guess this is the wrong thread for this. And I don't have an address in NZ to send him a beer anyway.

Cool is the rule,

Yves
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Old Sep 09, 2012, 06:34 PM
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How can anyone really bite your pink style? It's too unique. Can't wait to see the new arrival to Team Douche.
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 12:01 AM
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Midair damage first aid:

1. Cleaned the wound thoroughly.
2. Disinfected with thin CA.
3. Bandaged with clear packing tape.
4. Injected PU Gorilla glue & water mix with a syringe through the tape. Glue expanded to fill the void to shape of wing. Cured overnight, then removed bandage.
5. Slathered surface with light weight spackling compound. When dry, leveled and sanded smooth with a block.
7. Surgically applied skin graft after removing paint around edges so it would bond carbon to carbon. Cloth saturated with West finishing resin. Covered with clear packing tape while wet, then clamped between foam blocks overnight while the resin set. Tape removed.

All done, except for some touchup paint... maybe... Looks kinda cool as is, and reminds me of TS round 15 when the stakes were high, and she didn't let me down even when wounded .

Mike
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 01:06 AM
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Nice repair Mike looks like the foaming pu worked out well. On my heavy I have two pu glue and packing tape repair. Both have been launched in heavy winds and are doing well, gotta love how easy these repairs are.
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 10:23 AM
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Thanks for the PU & tape tip, Donnie. Super easy and works great. Solid core wings rock.
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 12:55 PM
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hey, Mike, i didnt know you were an MD nice repair job. the solid core wing sure is easy to repair. one of the many reasons i am a fan of this construction technique. nice work! soldier on, mighty Polaris!
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 12:57 PM
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hey, Mike, i didnt know you were an MD nice repair job. the solid core wing sure is easy to repair. one of the many reasons i am a fan of this construction technique. nice work! soldier on, mighty Polaris!
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Well, my name is Michael David, so I guess I am an MD .
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 01:03 PM
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Thanks for the PU & tape tip, Donnie. Super easy and works great. Solid core wings rock.
Hey Mike, would you care to share the glue name and/or catalog number? I hope I don't ever need it, but nevertheless I'll try to have some shipped to Brazil..
You just never know!

P.S. - Loving my Polaris! Can't wait for the new ones to arrive!
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 01:53 PM
M Seid
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Bruno,

Congrats on your win in the Brazillian Team Selects. Great job, my friend! When are you going to order a yellow and green set of polari?
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 03:53 PM
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Hey Mike, would you care to share the glue name and/or catalog number? I hope I don't ever need it, but nevertheless I'll try to have some shipped to Brazil..
You just never know!

P.S. - Loving my Polaris! Can't wait for the new ones to arrive!
Hi Bruno!

I used Gorilla Glue (see HERE), specifically the fast drying one that is white in color (HERE). But any "polyurethane" (PU) glue will do. It foams up and expands when coming in contact with a bit of water.
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 03:57 PM
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Bruno,

Congrats on your win in the Brazillian Team Selects. Great job, my friend! When are you going to order a yellow and green set of polari?
Hey Mike! Thank you! Well, even the idea of having some yellow and green ones sound interesting, I'm sticking to a fluorescent orange desin I'm using, it's just way better to see
Hope to meet you again next year!!
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 03:57 PM
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Hi Bruno!

I used Gorilla Glue (see HERE), specifically the fast drying one that is white in color (HERE). But any "polyurethane" (PU) glue will do. It foams up and expands when coming in contact with a bit of water.
Thank you Mike, good ideas..., will try to search for something around here!

regards!
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 04:24 PM
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When using the Gorilla glue a trick to make the finished product smooth as glass is the use the back side "The Non sticky" side of the 2" wide clear packing tape and form in place so as the glue expands it is held to shape by a jig, or whatever. When you pull the tape off the glue has a smooth as glass finish. Play with the glue a bit before using so you get used to how it reacts with different amounts of water. Its great stuff!
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 04:24 PM
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IME, the white version is prefered (I really liked the Sumo brand but can't find it anymore). The white is more rigid than the brown regular Gorilla glue. The white also sets much faster.
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