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Re: 28 Bertram Restoration Boat 2

Posted: Thu May 23, 2019 10:45 am
by Mbiggerstaff
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

Re: 28 Bertram Restoration Boat 2

Posted: Thu May 23, 2019 10:51 am
by piperdown
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

Re: 28 Bertram Restoration Boat 2

Posted: Thu May 23, 2019 1:58 pm
by Mbiggerstaff
Thats it

Re: 28 Bertram Restoration Boat 2

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:58 am
by Mbiggerstaff
Progress continues. Top is on and first round of spray fair applied

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Re: 28 Bertram Restoration Boat 2

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:17 am
by narfi
Very nice.

Re: 28 Bertram Restoration Boat 2

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:30 pm
by DAYTRIP
Nice mike! Looking good my man

Re: 28 Bertram Restoration Boat 2

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:16 pm
by Fuzz
You do some outstanding work for sure.

Re: 28 Bertram Restoration Boat 2

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:26 pm
by Bogieman
That is one neat looking boat! Very nice

Re: 28 Bertram Restoration Boat 2

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:36 pm
by fallguy1000
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...

Re: 28 Bertram Restoration Boat 2

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:31 am
by tcason
Maybe a real dumb question - Did you spray the spray fair or roll it?

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