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Old Jul 30, 2012, 10:56 AM
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Good work guys!

Rick- May want to resist the urge and let the material sit a few days before parting it. I realize it was hot there and the resin should have "post cured in-situ" but, the chemistry is still not 100% there. Try to give it until Wednesday( probably already parted it this morning huh).

Scott
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Old Jul 30, 2012, 02:24 PM
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Dan,
enjoyed the day. Glad it was a 10.00 dollar part and not the 600 dollars you were quoted. As for feeding well you may not have noticed but I can skip a few meals and not be the worse for it.

Scott,
Nope still sitting in the garage at over 90 degrees. Rock hard but am waiting till Wednesday. Will post more then.

Sherpa
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Old Jul 30, 2012, 10:11 PM
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Thanks for coming by
Thanks also for helping out with my A.C.
* Had some quotes on the repair ..... 600.00 plus labor
But if I fix the part instead of replacing it ......10.00 plus help from friends

Now I feel bad for not feeding you guys.
Danno,
Let me know if you decide to get the 10.00 dollar part and I will come over and solder it in for you. For ten bucks, go ahead and order the part, it may be what the issue is, and if it works, great. If not, we'll just have a couple of hours in it. Let me know.

Doogie

Soory to hijack your thread, retirement is not so bad eh??
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Old Jul 31, 2012, 10:49 AM
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Rick-
While it is sitting there, can you cut two wood cradles to bond to the back side of the mold so it will sit flat when you lay-up? Try to keep an air gap between the wood and the mold and use epoxy and glass to make 90 degree angles to attach to the back of the mold. This prevents the wood from distorting the mold over time. Clear?

Good job all.
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Old Aug 01, 2012, 02:24 PM
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BUUUMMMMER!!!!

I took the belly pan mold off today. The first thing I noticed was the blue masking tape was embedded into the resin and I wasn't able to remove it from the mold. Then I used the Dremmel to trim the excess fiberglass. I trimmed down to masking tape. It went well until I put it back on the plug. OOOps wrong cut. It does not cover the bottom of the wing like I wanted it to. So I have now cleaned the plug, put vinyl and packing tape on, and gave it 3 coats of wax. I will wax a couple of more layers and then PVA. I may try to lay it up again tomorrow. The good thing was Richard and I lost track of how many layers of fiberglass we used. The mold is definitely solid so we used more than enough. Oh well just more experience in mold making.

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Old Aug 01, 2012, 03:10 PM
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Did we mot put pva on the tape?
Is the plug in good shape ?
Was the thichness of the belly pan mold to your liking ?
any pics ?
Sorry Rick I should have ben on top of that, my fault!!
Give me a call when you get a chance. Dan
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Old Aug 01, 2012, 09:06 PM
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Did we not put pva on the tape? Yes we did but it stuck anyway.

Is the plug in good shape ? Yes no problems there. I have 5 new layers of wax on it now.

Was the thickness of the belly pan mold to your liking ? Yes just one word to describe it...Stout

any pics ? No but I can if you want.

Sorry Rick I should have been on top of that, my fault!!
Not your fault I count it as a learning experience.

Its all good just try it again tomorrow.

Rick
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Old Aug 02, 2012, 11:16 AM
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Rick-
Still have the pieces you cut?
You could put them back in place and bond them together and make a spare mold.
Put a back-up structure and then flood the crack with resin. Once cured, grind and polish.

Might be good to learn how to repair the mold.
Scott
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Old Aug 02, 2012, 12:08 PM
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Scott.

I have the 1st belly pan and it could be repaired but I definitely would need some help. That is why I laid up a second mold.

Rick
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Old Aug 02, 2012, 04:22 PM
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We should repair it it possible so you have a spare for future disasters...
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Old Aug 02, 2012, 05:46 PM
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Disaster? I have only one disaster at a time. Right now the disaster is me.

Rick
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Old Aug 02, 2012, 11:45 PM
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It dos't look bad to me ! Just a belly pan. I bet you could pull a part and it would work just fine. ( you havent seen some of the stuff I'v given to TFLG. )
Learn, move on.
PS if you don't like the part you can allways give it to Brian. sorry Brian just trying to lighten the mood.
Perfection is not nessary when in the company of BONDO !
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Old Aug 06, 2012, 12:00 AM
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Rick- don't wax the first belly mold. You have the trim still?
That will make the repair easier.
Once repaired, then you can wax it.
Bring it to the next club meeting.
Scott
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Old Aug 15, 2012, 11:07 PM
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OK so I am ready to lay up the first belly pan. Will the first layer be 1 ounce cloth followed by 3 layers of 6 ounce cloth?

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