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Re: Sandwich Skeleton Questions aka Getting Meat Off the Bon

Postby eodmike » Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:45 am

I think the "scary" part for me isn't the application of the fiberglass. Its the sanding. It seems tedious and sounds like a lot of the time on the kit is sanding and reapplying varnish? Friz would have to chime in since he built it but it seems like you get the shape done really quick then spend tons of time sanding and painting varnish on.

I don't know I have the patience for that.
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Re: Sandwich Skeleton Questions aka Getting Meat Off the Bon

Postby tony.latham » Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:53 am

eodmike wrote:I think the "scary" part for me isn't the application of the fiberglass. Its the sanding. It seems tedious and sounds like a lot of the time on the kit is sanding and reapplying varnish? Friz would have to chime in since he built it but it seems like you get the shape done really quick then spend tons of time sanding and painting varnish on.

I don't know I have the patience for that.


I built a cedar strip canoe years ago. After the fiberglass/epoxy was cured, I applied a high-quality marine varnish without any sanding. I put a coat of varnish on it about every five years and it's in fine shape.

I'm considering my fourth teardrop build, unlike the first three that were aluminum clad, this one will be fiberglassed and covered with Monstaliner.

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Re: Sandwich Skeleton Questions aka Getting Meat Off the Bon

Postby swoody126 » Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:05 pm

YES SMALL BATCHES

and use auto body shop/Bondo squeegies

BE FRUGAL don't slather

once the initial lay-up has set then you can do nice thin hot coats to fill the weave

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Re: Sandwich Skeleton Questions aka Getting Meat Off the Bon

Postby JeepinPete » Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:51 am

You can avoid 90% of the sanding by using cabinet scrappers instead.

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Re: Sandwich Skeleton Questions aka Getting Meat Off the Bon

Postby Esteban » Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:53 pm

JeepinPete wrote:You can avoid 90% of the sanding by using cabinet scrappers instead.

Pete

Reducing your time spent sanding would be helpful. Here's a video showing how a card scraper works on epoxy




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