28 Bertram Restoration Boat 2

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Re: 28 Bertram Restoration Boat 2

Post by Mbiggerstaff » Thu May 23, 2019 10:45 am

Spray fair is something I discovered on my last boat. It is a 2 part epoxy fairing compound that is thin enough to spray thru a 2.2 tip. It fills well and is easy to sand. I use it to get a smooth surface and fill small holes. once i sand it it is easy to see the low spots that need a more aggressive fairing with a conventional compound. I have even thickened it with silica or glass bubbles and put it on with a spreader. it is made by Alexseal. I recently purchased a Hutchins 17" orbital file sander. This thing works great for getting a flat and smooth surface but it is an air hog. I had to add a second compressor to use it continuously but it was well worth the money



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Re: 28 Bertram Restoration Boat 2

Post by piperdown » Thu May 23, 2019 10:51 am

Mbiggerstaff wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 10:45 am
Spray fair is something I discovered on my last boat. It is a 2 part epoxy fairing compound that is thin enough to spray thru a 2.2 tip. It fills well and is easy to sand. I use it to get a smooth surface and fill small holes. once i sand it it is easy to see the low spots that need a more aggressive fairing with a conventional compound. I have even thickened it with silica or glass bubbles and put it on with a spreader. it is made by Alexseal. I recently purchased a Hutchins 17" orbital file sander. This thing works great for getting a flat and smooth surface but it is an air hog. I had to add a second compressor to use it continuously but it was well worth the money
Is this the stuff? https://www.alexseal.com/exterior/high- ... y-fair-328
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Re: 28 Bertram Restoration Boat 2

Post by Mbiggerstaff » Thu May 23, 2019 1:58 pm

Thats it

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Re: 28 Bertram Restoration Boat 2

Post by Mbiggerstaff » Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:58 am

Progress continues. Top is on and first round of spray fair applied

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Re: 28 Bertram Restoration Boat 2

Post by narfi » Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:17 am

Very nice.

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Re: 28 Bertram Restoration Boat 2

Post by DAYTRIP » Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:30 pm

Nice mike! Looking good my man

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Re: 28 Bertram Restoration Boat 2

Post by Fuzz » Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:16 pm

You do some outstanding work for sure.

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Re: 28 Bertram Restoration Boat 2

Post by Bogieman » Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:26 pm

That is one neat looking boat! Very nice

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Re: 28 Bertram Restoration Boat 2

Post by fallguy1000 » Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:36 pm

Follow up questions on spray fair...

Mil thickness?

If you had to choose between a neat coat on slightly sanded through glass and spray fair which would it be.

Glass on foam core that is...
My boat build is here -------->

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Re: 28 Bertram Restoration Boat 2

Post by tcason » Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:31 am

Maybe a real dumb question - Did you spray the spray fair or roll it?

from the pictures it looks like you rolled it on........................

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