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Old 10-06-2012, 07:43 AM   #101
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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...
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