10-06-2012, 08:43 AM
Joined: Sep 2010
Location: Tacoma, WA
I mentioned in a couple posts back that the mini fairing fisheyed again pretty bad when I was applying the finish layer of epoxy. This looked really bad, so I sanded back down to a fresh smooth surface to begin again.
I rubbed in a very thin layer of epoxy using the Breabaek technique. It worked well. Here is the fairing this morning. It actually looks better then in this picture.
While I was at it, I decided to try another paint scheme. Masking tape applied.
Here the design has been drawn on the masking and cut out.
After spraying the paint and a couple coats of clear, this is what we have. It's not perfect, but I learned a lot about applying a finish layer of resin, applying paint to that layer, and the effect that clear has on a resin finished carbon fiber part. These lessons are priceless.
Which scheme do you like better?
Now back to the DR exhaust shroud...
I sanded the shroud plug smooth with 220, then 400 grit sand paper.
I then sprayed a couple coats of rattle can clear coat on it. I'll spray more coats of clear, then wet sand it followed by buffing. Once I can achieve an A1 super smooth, shiney plug, only then we'll move on to laying up the mold.
More to come soon...
therivermonster screwed with this post 10-06-2012 at 08:53 AM