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Old 03-05-2012, 03:27 PM   #17 (permalink)
Ken Fry
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Originally Posted by Ken Fry View Post

But I have never really gotten the hang of it, anyway.
Oh, another thing that can be helpful: When you have large areas to fill and fair with a surrounding surfaces (I've done this on sailboat keels, which are airfoil shapes that people obsess over) is to apply the first layer of filler with a notched trowel. (I think West system sells small plastic ones for this purpose.)

Then, sanding to shape is pretty easy, because you don't have to sand so much stuff. The second layer of filler fills in the valleys and the sanded ridges guide the squeegee, so very little final sanding is required.
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