Chasing Tail - FS17 LS

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Re: Chasing Tail - FS17 LS

Post by Reid » Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:45 am

I always have the mind set to fill in any low spots and then sand. The goal in fairing is to fill in the fiberglass weave and get a uniform, flush surface. If you put fairing compound on too thick in places are were not low, you may be creating high spots and will be stuck in a viscous cycle. Try to simply fill the low spots and sand those smooth. Once I am happy with the fairing process, I apply 3 coats of primer and start sanding up to a desired smoothness (usually no more than 320 grit) in preparation for paint. I don't use a high build primer, I don't think it is necessary if you are fairing.

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Re: Chasing Tail - FS17 LS

Post by rbecker08 » Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:50 am

Reid wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:45 am
I always have the mind set to fill in any low spots and then sand. The goal in fairing is to fill in the fiberglass weave and get a uniform, flush surface. If you put fairing compound on too thick in places are were not low, you may be creating high spots and will be stuck in a viscous cycle. Try to simply fill the low spots and sand those smooth. Once I am happy with the fairing process, I apply 3 coats of primer and start sanding up to a desired smoothness (usually no more than 320 grit) in preparation for paint. I don't use a high build primer, I don't think it is necessary if you are fairing.

Hope this helps,
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Thanks for the insight....i am using the primer to make up for sub par fairing 😛

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Re: Chasing Tail - FS17 LS

Post by rbecker08 » Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:52 am

Sanding sanding and more sanding. I dont have a lot of experience but I think we are getting there. A few chuncks to fix and then a quick second coat. Still need to work on the sides too
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Re: Chasing Tail - FS17 LS

Post by rbecker08 » Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:16 pm

More sanding....I think I am fair to my liking but will be sanding down to a finer grit once i get the rub rails on. Curious though i feel like there is curvature to my sheer that may or may not supposed to be there. It feels like i am having to bend the rail "up" or cut smaller peices to keep it along the leading edge.....have I screwed something up?
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Re: Chasing Tail - FS17 LS

Post by Capt UB » Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:10 pm

rbecker08 wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:16 pm
More sanding....I think I am fair to my liking but will be sanding down to a finer grit once i get the rub rails on. Curious though i feel like there is curvature to my sheer that may or may not supposed to be there. It feels like i am having to bend the rail "up" or cut smaller peices to keep it along the leading edge.....have I screwed something up?

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She is looking good!

I started from the bow, gave me more lavage to bend, twist and curse... I clamped about 1" apart, no screws. I was/am using .25" x 1.50" x 16 foot long pine. This worked on two boats so far for me.
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Re: Chasing Tail - FS17 LS

Post by rbecker08 » Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:18 am

So did some more sanding...i have wore out the velcro stuff on the bottom so it launches disks now kinda interesting. Also clamped up two layers of the rub rail we'll predrill both for screws tmw and epoxy comes up with the weatjer warms a bit
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Re: Chasing Tail - FS17 LS

Post by cape man » Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:28 am

A replacement pad for the sander should be less than $20 and very easy to install. I'm on my third one for my Dewalt.
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Re: Chasing Tail - FS17 LS

Post by joe2700 » Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:09 pm

rbecker08 wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:18 am
So did some more sanding...i have wore out the velcro stuff on the bottom so it launches disks now kinda interesting
That happened to me and was especially bad with abranet sandpaper which is less sticky. I replaced the pad like cape man said I started using pad protectors. They are just double sided velcro that goes on your pad between it and the sandpaper. They wear out instead of the pad and you just peel one off and add another for much cheaper than a whole new pad. Here's the ones for my 6" RO but I'm sure they come in 5": https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005UETZH0

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Re: Chasing Tail - FS17 LS

Post by rbecker08 » Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:15 am

Yeah no worries on the sander...ordered a pad have a cordless one to hold me over and plenty of epocy work to keep me busy. So cant sleep i glues up the first layer of the reb rail on both sides a bit of a change to plan but waiting for it to cure. Super pumped I can really see this coming together. I ll post the customary clamp champ photo tomorrow, i think i broke 50.

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Re: Chasing Tail - FS17 LS

Post by rbecker08 » Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:54 am

So had to break out the real clamps but firat layer on.....probably withh start milling my oak tonight and second layer on Mon. I am using woodzilla pre thickened epoxy in a caulk tube and can only get about 50% out of the tube so need to figure out what I am doing wrong but got it cheap so not that worried about it. But lots of clamps lots of fun should be painting next weekend.
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