FS14_LS - CSotelo - Brazil

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Re: FS14_LS - CSotelo - Brazil

Post by Eric1 » Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:07 pm

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Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:29 pm
@Eric, Thanks! I saw you C21, looks great! I can´t imagine how hard must be fair a big boat like that!
Thank You my Friend. It's not any harder to do than yours. It just more of it! :lol:



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Re: FS14_LS - CSotelo - Brazil

Post by MrPaul » Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:22 pm

The boat looks really good! And you have a fireplace in your shop. Wish I had one in the winter.

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Re: FS14_LS - CSotelo - Brazil

Post by Mikem59 » Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:47 pm

CSotelo, Agree with the others, your build is looking good. You asked about the primer covering pinholes, yes, to an extent. I don't have any close up pics from when I completed the fairing and then primed. I laid down two coats of primer and, that did manage to eliminate virtually all the pinholes. I did see a few really small ones. But once I painted, they did indeed disappear.

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Re: FS14_LS - CSotelo - Brazil

Post by csotelo » Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:50 am

Hello guys,

@MrPaul Thanks! It´s not exactly a fireplace, it´s a barbecue grill. Very hot in the summer but helps to warn up in the winter! :D

@Mikem59 Good to know about the primer, I´ll try it in few weeks. Just saw your FS18, are really good! Thanks!

I got the paint and primer last week, ouch! $$$. So, I decided to put some effort on fairing before spend the expensive primer. :lol:

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Re: FS14_LS - CSotelo - Brazil

Post by csotelo » Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:45 pm

Hello,

After a few rounds of fairing, I thought it was good to primer.

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I saw some guys using guide coat over fairing and decided to give a try:

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Well, best thing I did! It was worst than I imagined. So I spent 2 weekends sanding with long board to get it on shape.
In some places the fairing drank some ink what made it difficult to see the imperfections.

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I did the primer this weekend. Never used it before, it´s very thick and dry fast. I did 2 coats.

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I liked the results, now I can see the small dimples, pin holes, scratches.

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I´ll fix then and give another coat.

I´m just deciding if I paint or flip it after primer. What do you guys think??

Thanks!

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Re: FS14_LS - CSotelo - Brazil

Post by Fuzz » Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:32 pm

Boat is looking very nice. That boat should be easy to flip so if it was me I would flip it after primer. It is too easy to get something on the paint while doing the inside. With a good masking job you might not mess up the paint so in the end I think it is just up to what you want to do.

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Re: FS14_LS - CSotelo - Brazil

Post by Eric1 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:25 pm

I'm with Fuzz, Boat this size I'd flip after primer.

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Re: FS14_LS - CSotelo - Brazil

Post by tcason » Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:44 pm

I find that Pre-taped Painter's Plastic is great to protect "finished" surfaces while painting varnishing other surfaces - it applies as easy as painter's tape.

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https://smile.amazon.com/ScotchBlue-Pre ... +with+tape

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Re: FS14_LS - CSotelo - Brazil

Post by csotelo » Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:03 pm

@ Eric and Fuzz, I´ll do as you oriented, It´s very difficult, to me, finish it without any scratch. I already scratched the primer walking around the boat with some tools in hand. Good it´s not the final paint! Thanks!

@ tcason, interesting product, I´ll try to find it locally. Amazon shipping to here is 4x the price of the roll. Thanks!

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Re: FS14_LS - CSotelo - Brazil

Post by csotelo » Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:34 pm

Hello,

I just flipped!

Easier than I thought.

I screwed the stingers end frames with cleats, set the ropes, lifted half boat with one hand and adjust the ropes with other, one end at time, then turn it. It slide gently on ropes.

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lost some time adjusting strongback and bunks, but the boat is on level.

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Inside ready to fillets and glass.

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In the outside I did glass in Wet on Wet method and almost lost my wide cloth.

I´m considering make fillets+tapes, let it cure, sand and then glass the bottom.

Is it possible to sand the tapes with RO sander or I´ll need do it manually on the corners?

Thank!

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