C-17 Our first Build !

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Re: C-17 Our first Build !

Post by fallguy1000 » Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:12 am

Don't forget to apply in different directions.


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Re: C-17 Our first Build !

Post by David516 » Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:40 pm

Got it.
I’m going to try a “flexi sander” fairing board. (Was a gift).
It’s supposed to save on fairing compound. Apparently you still have to apply the faring compound with the trowel and I can see going in different directions there then you scrape over evening it out with the longboard before it hardens
Either way I’ll let you guys know by Monday night or Tuesday because I’ll probably be sanding until then. Between sanding and doctor appointments I probably won’t have a chance to do faring until Monday.

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Re: C-17 Our first Build !

Post by Salty F17 » Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:25 pm

8O there will be plenty on sanding :oops:
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Re: C-17 Our first Build !

Post by David516 » Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:17 pm

Yes Salty, and I agree with you. I hate sanding!
I also noticed I have a tendency to sand too much!
I wind up wasting faring compound that way !!! :^o

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Re: C-17 Our first Build !

Post by Salty F17 » Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:48 am

What grit are you using?
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Re: C-17 Our first Build !

Post by fallguy1000 » Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:00 am

David516 wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:40 pm
Got it.
I’m going to try a “flexi sander” fairing board. (Was a gift).
It’s supposed to save on fairing compound. Apparently you still have to apply the faring compound with the trowel and I can see going in different directions there then you scrape over evening it out with the longboard before it hardens
Either way I’ll let you guys know by Monday night or Tuesday because I’ll probably be sanding until then. Between sanding and doctor appointments I probably won’t have a chance to do faring until Monday.
Easy to coat to heavy with the flexitools.

Do NOT try to fair it in one shot.
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Re: C-17 Our first Build !

Post by David516 » Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:16 am

Easy to coat to heavy with the flexitools.

Do NOT try to fair it in one shot.
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I watched a video because I never saw the thing before. You’re supposed to put the fairing compound on with the small trowel and then smooth it with that thing.
I already have a full coat on the one side I think I’m going to be doing a lot of sanding this weekend.
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Re: C-17 Our first Build !

Post by David516 » Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:22 am

Salty, I have everything from 36 grit up to 320.
However, for faring depending upon how thick it is I usually use an 80 to 100 grit.
For wood flour I usually could go from 60 to 120 depending on what I’m doing.
I only use the 36 grit if I mess up and make a really big ridge or something that needs to be cut down.

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Re: C-17 Our first Build !

Post by Salty F17 » Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:13 pm

I used 80 and 60 to knock down those high ridges and use 220 to start to smooth it out after that ,the 220 ,320 really makes a difference smooth out all the scrapes and small pin holes
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Re: C-17 Our first Build !

Post by David516 » Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:06 pm

Thank you good plan. 👍

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