January 28, 2008
Now I have made
all but two headlight covers. These two still have to be painted
I have made one
battery cover for 090 and while I prime the inside of 090's
I spray the mold for 068's. Remember, we use duratec as a
gel-coat and as a polyester primer. I am waxing the mold for
am making 068's part using three 3/4 oz mat and one cloth.
This part, in most cases, was an ABS type plastic, and they
all broke. So, the good ones today are fiberglass, especially
because they don't break. We choose to finish the back side
in a smooth surface. This makes the part look like an original-made
the duratec, then a coat of resin and one 3/4 oz mat, chased
by two more mat and a cloth.
After the part
cures, a thin layer of filler to fill in the cloth pattern.
Then the part is
sanded and primed. The final coat will be the same color as
the cockpit (dark gray).
We needed to make
oil tank straps for all three 904's, so Bret has duplicated
(even the silly retaining nuts) the straps identical to the
originals. These went off to the platers last week.
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