Re: [bolger] Grind tape edges versus fair edges with thickened epoxy?
>.... And at some point during theAnd, that point could be right now!
> sand and fill (and sand some more) we all reach the 'Hell with it; that's
> good enough' point.
A Payson Pirogue would function just fine with no sanding or filling
whats-so-ever, if you can accept the looks.
There are a thousand possible techniques to smooth and fill, my
general technique is to:
1) Rough pass grind with a coarse angle grinder, and then flatten with
coarse sandpaper on a belt sander.
2) Then, using a flexible drywall taping knife spread on a very thin
layer of epoxy including some glass microspheres to assist easy
sanding. For vertical surfaces, include some thickening agent
colloidal silica powder. Let cure until hard.
4) Gently sand smooth, using fine paper on belt sander and/or random orbital.
5) Primer paint. After the prime paint, imperfections can be better
seen, and sometimes you need to back up and repeat some of the first
6) Finish fine sanding using a random orbital sander. Inevitably at
this point you find a few surface imperfections and pin holes that
need filling, and the quick-dry auto body "glazing and spot putty" is
- next time cut the edges with a utility knife ,new blade, before epoxy. it will come out like the good side on both sides.
iused a 2" grinder disc 36 grit, 3m from auto parts store in cordless drill. took it off fast. then faired the mess it made.
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- The problem seems to be that the selvedge stands proud. Using a sharp
razor type knife I cut off the edges before using the tape. The tape is
a little unhandy after the cut but if rolled up and unrolled carefully
it will laminate without the bump.And the fairing is much less of a problem.
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> The problem seems to be that the selvedge stands proud.I routinely 'feather' this edge smooth by giving it a light pass with
a 4 1/2" angle grinder fitted with a backng pad and 36 grit sanding
disk. It takes some finesse and a steady hand, (because that grinder
does such quick work!), but with practice it is as easy as smoothing
You have some neat homemade deck organizers on the Micro. I can't
remember where the pictures are. Would you mind pointing me to the
correct site and review how you built them?