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Old Feb 15, 2013, 10:12 AM
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From what I can see they will help immensely, especially with the stiching and tape.
Mail them puppies, Please. I will be gad to reinberse you.
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Old Feb 15, 2013, 10:35 AM
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From what I can see they will help immensely, especially with the stiching and tape.
Mail them puppies, Please. I will be gad to reinberse you.
Tried to get 'em to you Monday,but it's a Holiday .Don't'cha just HATE that?
-can't be compensated-they're PRICELESS! enjoy them.
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Old Feb 15, 2013, 10:41 AM
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Thank You kind Sir.
With all the money they are making they can afford to close for such outstanding holidays.
Old Feb 15, 2013, 12:43 PM
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I just got a package in the mail. It's the Polylite from Aircraft Spruce. And now I can say, "There is absolutely no comparison to Koveral in the tighness of the weave. I don't think filling the weave will be an issue at all, unlike Koveral. Sweet!
Old Feb 15, 2013, 01:15 PM
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Are you saying the Polylite has a tighter weave?

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Old Feb 15, 2013, 01:27 PM
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Much tighter weave. I have used Koverall for years and filling the weave was always a pain, many coats of whatever one used. I am going to venture a guess that this stuff will not take more than a couple coats useing the stits process.
Old Feb 15, 2013, 01:39 PM
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Here's an attempt at an example of difference, in the pics the Koveral is on the right and Polylite is on the left. First two are with a small light at 4 feet. Second is a brighter shop light at 4 feet.
Old Feb 15, 2013, 01:42 PM
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Not to derail the thread but it would be interesting to see which product was lighter in the end after the weave was filled. I know the Koverall is lighter than the Polylite, but with less product to fill the weave the Polylite may be lighter in the end.

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Old Feb 15, 2013, 02:00 PM
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Either way the Stits system comes out light. I have been useing it for a couple years. If memory serves me my Waco, the first to use stits on, only gained 18oz covering and paint. Four coates to fill the weave and could have used a couple more. But not knowing how light the paint was I stopped. So even though Poly is a bit heavier it will not require near the coats. After I paint the Pitts I'll look up what the Waco gained and compare it to the Pitts. They are virtually identical in size and shape.
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 02:09 PM
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Remember that big unsightly box hanging out of the bottom of my cowl? It's gone!!!
I'll give it a couple hours to stiffen up and put the finish coat on the outside.
Old Feb 17, 2013, 02:51 PM
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Well I have been working on the cowl most of the day. Really would like to get it to the point of getting some primer on it. Getting close and it is looking pretty good. I have ended up having to use that stuff called bondo that I said I don't much care for. The Superfil I had was to old, I have had it for two years and I don't know how long the fella I got it from had it. But I do have to admit the bondo seem's a bit better than I remember it being. Or maybe it is just better than it used to be.
Old Feb 17, 2013, 03:53 PM
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The big hole where the antique oil cooler was is complete and turned out well. I still have one last coat on the other spots to sand when dry, here shortly.
Then I can give it a good final with some 600 and it will be ready for primer. But I have decided to wait, it is just a bit to cool to spray right now. But it will warm up in a few days.
Old Feb 17, 2013, 04:42 PM
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The cowl is done. I should be able to prime it and get the glazing putty part done on Tuesday. At least according to the forcast but we all know how well the weathermen are with accuracy.
Old Feb 17, 2013, 05:43 PM
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tonights forecast,"dark"
tommorows forecast,"light"

sorry coudnt help myself!
Old Feb 17, 2013, 06:29 PM
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Humph ! I ALWAYS know what the weather will be.........the next day.

We always used the oil cooler opening for single cylinder engines..helped direct air to them..
In your case it's unnecessary anyway, and it does look good, gone.

Highly anticipating the covering efforts, especially after buying 10 yards of Koverall...Dang you ! Closer weave !!! Patootie !
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