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Old Dec 06, 2007, 10:16 AM
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Nice!

If you clearcoated first, how is it that the clear didnt lift off the release agent & mold when you (presumably) masked the different colors?

What release system are you using?
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Old Dec 06, 2007, 10:25 AM
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nice job, colors joe...
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Old Dec 06, 2007, 10:27 AM
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Totally Cool Joe,,GO JOE GO,,I can't wait to see it done,,I'll fly out for the Maiden of course if possible,,,we are due for another big get together.

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Old Dec 06, 2007, 11:05 AM
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Beautiful Joe. I absolutely love this stuff.

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Old Dec 06, 2007, 11:33 AM
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Awsome, Joe, just awsome. Its going to be fun watching this machine being built from 3500 miles away by sitting on the end of your bench!!!
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Old Dec 06, 2007, 06:13 PM
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Joe, is the green going on the bottom or top?
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Old Dec 06, 2007, 07:53 PM
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Originally Posted by ptxman
Nice!

If you clearcoated first, how is it that the clear didnt lift off the release agent & mold when you (presumably) masked the different colors?

What release system are you using?
I force dried the clear at 120 degrees for 20mins. I used green 3M pinstriping tape. Not the regular green masking tape. I kept the temperature up around 80+ and did my unmasking very slow. It would start to peel in spots on the flange and I would start from the other end and go slower. I am using Zyvax mold release.
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Old Dec 06, 2007, 07:54 PM
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Joe, is the green going on the bottom or top?
The bottom is blue W/ white stripes.
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Old Dec 06, 2007, 08:21 PM
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The part trimmed up nicely. Ready to cut out the control surface and do the wiper.
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Old Dec 06, 2007, 08:48 PM
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Damn, Damn, Damn!... you have got to be kidding me!... that is just impressive Joe. God i hate you so much right now

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Old Dec 06, 2007, 10:17 PM
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You could comb your hair with that mirror finish

Hey Joe ,you got any free time to pinstripe my car I think you missed your calling as a custom car painter LOL Seriously, once again you are showing all us mere mortals that you have that knack of making the impossible happen. If the plane comes out like the parts you have shown us so far ,Im sure you wont be dissappointed with the end result .I think I see mid 300s in your future Im sure you will acheive that speed or better Ill keep watching Jimmy
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Old Dec 06, 2007, 10:39 PM
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Hey Joe---KOH---how goes the rash????
Joe M-- SWEET!!!!!!!!
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Old Dec 06, 2007, 10:55 PM
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Very nice looking stuff, Joe!

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Old Dec 07, 2007, 05:21 AM
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Nice!

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Awsome, Joe, just awsome. Its going to be fun watching this machine being built from 3500 miles away by sitting on the end of your bench!!!
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I feel exactly the same. Right with you from 6482 miles away. I'm trying to get that 600 MPH gun happening, coz your gonna need it!
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Old Dec 07, 2007, 10:48 AM
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. I am using Zyvax mold release.
Well your results do the talking! Having the clear coat down first is a great asset for polishing & finish etc.

Re heating procedure, is this a means to help with flashing first paint coat & avoid beading against the release agent, or you specifically want to cure it quicker so you can get on with layup?

Re Zyvax, which particular flavour if you dont mind me asking, water based or solvent based? They have expanded their line quite a bit since I used it. Are you finding light fog intercoats is all that required to avoid pre-paint beading, or some other technique? I loved the way it released & how fast it was to apply. I did have issues with (solvent based) doing some undesirable things to (composite based) molds - strangely the 2-stage painted plug was not affected. If your paint scheme develops any acne after about a month, you'll know what Im referring to.
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