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Quick Fair

Post by Aripeka Angler » Sat Dec 22, 2007 9:00 am

I am currently fairing my XF20. I filled in the voids and low spots with epoxy and wood flour/cabosil. I have just started using quick fair now that rough stuff is mostly behind me. What is the maximum depth of a low spot that I can fill with this product? Yes, I know its expensive but after using it for the first time this morning Im not going back to epoxy wood flour for fairing unless I absolutely have to. Richard


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Re: Quick Fair

Post by Deedaddy » Sat Dec 22, 2007 9:05 am

Aripeka Angler wrote:I am currently fairing my XF20. I filled in the voids and low spots with epoxy and wood flour/cabosil. I have just started using quick fair now that rough stuff is mostly behind me. What is the maximum depth of a low spot that I can fill with this product? Yes, I know its expensive but after using it for the first time this morning Im not going back to epoxy wood flour for fairing unless I absolutely have to. Richard
You can fill at less 1/4'" at a time and more in layers.

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Post by fishingdan » Sat Dec 22, 2007 11:27 am

You don't want to use wood flour for a fairing mixing. Microspheres and a touch of silica is much easier and a common fairing mix before products like QuikFair.

QuikFair is a nice product and very easy to use. For larger areas, I still mix my own because I can control the consistency of the resulting mix better than with QuickFair.

Definitely apply it in layers for deeper applications.

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Post by TomW » Sat Dec 22, 2007 12:53 pm

Oh Richard, fairing with wood flour, uck! :cry: I feel for you. Used to before microballoons and now QF. I just use a 12" dry wall spreader on QF start on stern an apply on angle with moderate pressure apply each batch one side at a time. Whip trowel off with white vinegar between batches or acetone.

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Post by Aripeka Angler » Sat Dec 22, 2007 7:51 pm

Tom maybe fairing isnt the word I am looking for. Maybe scratch coat is the word. I read a post by Joel that said fill the weave with a coat of epoxy and wood flour mix. After I finished doing that I sanded the crap off and began to level off the bottom with a mixture of cab-o-sil and wood flour. I began experimenting with phenolic mix and cab-o-cil. Then I switched to Quick Fair. Holy cow a great product. I was just concerned that the coat I was putting on was too thick. Dee Daddy thanks....Richard
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