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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 8:33 am    Post subject: Filler Reply with quote

List,

The subject of filler has been beat to death, but I had to add my 2cents.

First, I totally agree with those who said "don't fill the rivets"... I've seen some beautiful finished 601's and unfilled rivets don't detract at all. You're not building a Reno racer here.

There are 2 places where I felt the need to use some type of filler.

1. After receiving my 2nd set of fiberglass Stab. tips (the first was miserable) warped, twisted, contorted...unusable! After heat gun on 2nd set, I felt they were usable, but too short. (I felt they should extend to at least back end of the elevator). Hence, my first use of filler. I extended them using an old RC airplane mix of Epoxy and Microballoons. Built up the end and sanded to shape. Remember, Epoxy will stick to almost anything, Resin does not.

2. Second use of filler was those D--- wing tip fiberglass pieces of S---. Tried a product from ACS, "SuperFil"... works great! Very light, easy to apply, easy to sand, takes primer great. Sticks like iron to the fiberglass.
I'm told it sticks well to Aluminum also, but I wanted to keep it simple, in case access to strobe, or landing lights was required. Again, I first heat gunned them close to shape, then gooped on superfil, several layers, then sanded and primed.

I was told by another builder, to use plain old silicon in any gaps, as it will take primer and paint well... but I haven't tried that one yet.

Am attempting to attach a couple pics... lets see it that works.

Mike
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 10:01 am    Post subject: Filler Reply with quote

Mike-
Hail, fellow sufferer!
You just want to kick the builders who actually got fiberglass parts
that fit. They're all smug like, "What's the big deal- I had no trouble?" I,
too wasted a month getting my second set of outboard POSs to fit.
Please do us all a favor if you have any of the SuperFil left. Rivet a
couple of pieces of scrap aluminum together and cover the seam. Let the
stuff set up for a couple of days and then flex the hell out of it to see if
it will crack and come off. In the meantime, I'm going to shoot an e-mail to
ACS.
By the way, I agree as far as filling rivets is concerned. Like sticking
a rag in a barn door to keep the draft out.
Bill
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