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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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Dec 06, 2007, 10:25 AM
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nice job, colors joe...
Dec 06, 2007, 10:27 AM
Just chillin @ 403 MPH
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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.

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

Pete
Dec 06, 2007, 11:33 AM
Crashing!Unknown unknowns
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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!!!
Paul
Dec 06, 2007, 06:13 PM
smokin electrons...
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Joe, is the green going on the bottom or top?
Dec 06, 2007, 07:53 PM
Stay in it!!!!
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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.
Dec 06, 2007, 07:54 PM
Stay in it!!!!
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Originally Posted by skyzking
Joe, is the green going on the bottom or top?
The bottom is blue W/ white stripes.
Dec 06, 2007, 08:21 PM
Stay in it!!!!
The part trimmed up nicely. Ready to cut out the control surface and do the wiper.
Dec 06, 2007, 08:48 PM
Ninja of the Nasty
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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

JOe
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
Dec 06, 2007, 10:39 PM
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Hey Joe---KOH---how goes the rash????
Joe M-- SWEET!!!!!!!!
T
Dec 06, 2007, 10:55 PM
Just fly it!
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Very nice looking stuff, Joe!

Adam
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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!!!
Paul
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!
Dec 07, 2007, 10:48 AM
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Originally Posted by joe manor
. 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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