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by VT_Jeff
Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Preliminary Fairing
Replies: 37
Views: 671

Re: Preliminary Fairing

joe2700 wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:26 pm
a cabinet scraper works well when the fairing compound or epoxy is green.
Agreed, I keep mine close at hand, really good at taking down ridges and removing globbed material.
by VT_Jeff
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Preliminary Fairing
Replies: 37
Views: 671

Re: Preliminary Fairing

I've learned, for initial fairing, just jump in with the 40 grit, which is unheard of in the wood working business. Speaking of woodworking, I have often pondered using a jack plane to fair instead of/in addition to sandpaper. I'm guessing it will dull pretty quickly meaning I'll spend my time shar...
by VT_Jeff
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Preliminary Fairing
Replies: 37
Views: 671

Re: Preliminary Fairing

It was also recommended i watch a few of these videos, which although auto-centric, were helpful. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cwb72qRT8hQ Appreciate it. I had just watched one of his earlier, very helpful. I now understand how to apply the graphite powder correctly, that was eluding me. Appears...
by VT_Jeff
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Preliminary Fairing
Replies: 37
Views: 671

Re: Preliminary Fairing

Guide powder, Durablock and some PSA backed 40 grit was a game changer! Dan, I've seen people talk about using guide powder and I do have a bottle of graphite but have not figured out a good way to get it applied in a way that makes it easy to spot the lows, seems to just make a big mess that moves...
by VT_Jeff
Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Laziness/Invention/Fairing
Replies: 13
Views: 355

Re: Laziness/Invention/Fairing

blueflood wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:24 am
The feathering extended a good two feet forward and aft of the joint but it got done eventually.
That's great info Marc. With that in mind maybe I'll keep at it a while longer and keep extending that feather and see how smooth it gets.
by VT_Jeff
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Preliminary Fairing
Replies: 37
Views: 671

Re: Preliminary Fairing

Dan_Smullen wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:31 pm
I’m not complaining.....
Feel free to un-grit those teeth any time now, Dan.

:lol:
by VT_Jeff
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Laziness/Invention/Fairing
Replies: 13
Views: 355

Re: Laziness/Invention/Fairing

The only “problem” areas are the chines, butt joints and wherever there is tabbing such as the bow, glass overlaps and other corners. My butt joints are one of my biggest problem areas: I used a router to take off 1 ply before joining as per JM's recommendation, but royally messed up the glue up an...
by VT_Jeff
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Laziness/Invention/Fairing
Replies: 13
Views: 355

Re: Laziness/Invention/Fairing

fallguy1000 wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:22 pm
I use 1/8" rubber molds.
Very interested to hear ore about that FallGuy.
by VT_Jeff
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Laziness/Invention/Fairing
Replies: 13
Views: 355

Re: Laziness/Invention/Fairing

BarraMan wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:39 pm
I thought it turned out pretty well!
May qualify as an award-winning understatement from the photos, nice work!
by VT_Jeff
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Laziness/Invention/Fairing
Replies: 13
Views: 355

Re: Laziness/Invention/Fairing

Maybe they are using the wrong stuff or not going about it the right way. I'd say that statement pretty much sums it up: using the wrong stuff and going about it the wrong way. Probably applies to many aspects of life! I'm actually starting to get some traction and feeling like I'm moving forward, ...