C-17 Our first Build !

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Re: C-17 Our first Build !

Post by David516 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:55 pm

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First thin coat of faring is fully sanded And I am ready for the second coat tonight.



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Re: C-17 Our first Build !

Post by Salty F17 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:28 pm

:D ahh starting to see the end of the tunnel
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Re: C-17 Our first Build !

Post by David516 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:17 pm

:D ahh starting to see the end of the tunnel


At least on one side!!!
I hope to be finished with this side by tomorrow or the next day the latest.

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Re: C-17 Our first Build !

Post by Jeff » Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:35 am

Nice progress!!! Jeff

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Re: C-17 Our first Build !

Post by David516 » Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:44 pm

Jeff wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:35 am
Nice progress!!! Jeff
Thanks !!!
Not working as fast as I’d like to but we’re getting there!

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Re: C-17 Our first Build !

Post by David516 » Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:50 pm

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Other than the edge lines that need to be sanded I think I’ve pretty much got the side of the hull straight.

My only question is Exactly how Fair does the hull have to be? I mean does it have to be like a factory boat? Because this is taking forever. And even then I can’t tell if it’s like a factory boat or not it’s very hard to know what’s perfect and what isn’t.

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Re: C-17 Our first Build !

Post by Salty F17 » Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:30 pm

David516 wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:50 pm
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Other than the edge lines that need to be sanded I think I’ve pretty much got the side of the hull straight.

My only question is Exactly how Fair does the hull have to be? I mean does it have to be like a factory boat? Because this is taking forever. And even then I can’t tell if it’s like a factory boat or not it’s very hard to know what’s perfect and what isn’t.
At this point i like to call it to builder pref just sand and fair till you think it looks good and smooth do the guide coat .but if you want factory looks keep sanding and fairing then do it some more then once its super smooth sand and fair somemore then once all thaf is done either get your paint job sprayed on on you will be doing more sand with very fine grit 1000,2000 etc to get that factory look but you really dont got go thur all that to get a nice finish just get a guide coat on sand then fair ,guide coat agian ,sand and you will be ok
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Re: C-17 Our first Build !

Post by David516 » Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:36 pm

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At this point i like to call it to builder pref just sand and fair till you think it looks good and smooth do the guide coat .but if you want factory looks keep sanding and fairing then do it some more then once its super smooth sand and fair somemore then once all thaf is done either get your paint job sprayed on on you will be doing more sand with very fine grit 1000,2000 etc to get that factory look but you really dont got go thur all that to get a nice finish just get a guide coat on sand then fair ,guide coat agian ,sand and you will be ok
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Ok I think I get the picture. This may be embarrassing as a question but what exactly does the term guide coat mean? I’m sure I have probably done it but I’m not familiar with that term.

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Re: C-17 Our first Build !

Post by Fuzz » Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:47 pm

Sand and fair to the level of finish you will be happy with. Cracker Larry used to say sand and fair till you can't take it any more then walk away for a few days. After the break come back and do it some more. All most all of my work is indoors with less than perfect light. I have thought it was all good until I rolled it out into the sunshine and then went crap it looks like dog dookie :cry:

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Re: C-17 Our first Build !

Post by Salty F17 » Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:55 pm

Lightly spray of fast dry paint over the hull would be a guide coat ,so what you do is spray the hull with the paint then sand the hull witha long board or use your RO sander knock down the high spots fill the lows sand the hull smoth then prime the hull you could do another guide coat on top the primer then sand again this will show you any spots that you have left to touch up (pin holes ,high ,lows )making the hull one color and using the guide coat makes it easier and faster then prime it again and your probably done also wet the hull if you can wet hull , it will def show you how smooth it is
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