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Old 07-10-2017, 09:44 AM   #281 (permalink)
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Great link to the Samba though, a few photos still in that thread worth viewing.

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Old 07-15-2017, 12:27 PM   #282 (permalink)
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slow,steady progress

Boat tail and stinger are both upside-down in dedicated areas.These both have belly foam double-doped with resin.
I started body filler to smooth areas.At 85-F the filler goes off before I can get it off the mixing board.I'll have to do this early,first thing in mornings.Looks like 10:15 AM is the limit for this activity.
The boat tail will get a layer of glass all around.The stinger will not.
I won't 'flip' the parts until their bellies are 'done.'
I flattened out the aluminum skins from all the control surfaces of Bob Parson's gyro-copter to recycle into skirt extensions and fairings for Spirit.
And I finally created the access panel for Baby's tail removal opening.
This morning I picked up some foam pipe insulation that I'll attempt airdam splitter/edge softening with.(in the DARKO video you can see how the airflow is radically deflected by the hard edge of the existing airdam.And you can see the air 'spill' under the airdam before it makes it around the corner of the airdam).
When it gets too hot for fiberglass work I'll switch over to metal work.
7:30-8:45 PM has been good for yard work.
Heat indexes have been running 102F-106F.There's a point where I kinda play out and must hide inside with the air conditioning to get wind back in my sail.
Much to do.
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Yeah I've noticed the same thing with filler. When it's 95F here, I have to mix less hardener, and mix-and-apply at the vehicle. Just the time to get from the garage out to the car or "mixing while walking" takes an extra 20 seconds that I just don't have before it starts solidifying. It still works, it just means smaller batches and fast application time!
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Yeah I've noticed the same thing with filler. When it's 95F here, I have to mix less hardener, and mix-and-apply at the vehicle. Just the time to get from the garage out to the car or "mixing while walking" takes an extra 20 seconds that I just don't have before it starts solidifying. It still works, it just means smaller batches and fast application time!
I've adopted the 'walking' trick as soon as the hardener hits the mixing board and I'm not doing more than about 2-tablespoons of filler at a time.
An interesting aside: doping the bondo with resin results in 'wet' conditions even a day later than application.I'll do another coat of resin and see if it will 'drive' a reaction in the first coat.It was 103F in the shop and it still wouldn't go off entirely.If it doesn't work I'll put a heat lamp on it.

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