my exprience with RAKA epoxy

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my exprience with RAKA epoxy

Postby 65rbdodge » Tue Jun 03, 2014 12:09 pm

I just finished skinning my bare wood TD with RAKA 3.25oz fiberglass cloth and epoxy. I laid out all the pieces and cut them to fit, holding them in place with thumb tacks/pushpins(overlapping about 2" at all the seams). I bought the pumps to fit the epoxy bottles from RAKA(this worked great and made it really easy to mix) 4 pumps epoxy to 2 pumps hardener gave me the correct amount to work with before it started to harden to much to work with. depending on what surface I was working on I either poured it on or brushed it on and spread it out with a bondo spreader. it soaked right through the cloth and into the wood. I had no problems what so ever, it was quite easy. I had rubber gloves on the entire time I was working and mixed the epoxy in a paper or Styrofoam cup and threw it away when I was done.
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Re: my exprience with RAKA epoxy

Postby 48Rob » Tue Jun 03, 2014 6:28 pm

Sounds good! :thumbsup:

Thumbtacks are a great idea, that's one I need to file away...

Can you share any pictures?

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Re: my exprience with RAKA epoxy

Postby danlott » Wed Jun 04, 2014 10:08 pm

I also like the thumb tack idea, will use that for sure.

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Re: my exprience with RAKA epoxy

Postby 65rbdodge » Thu Jun 05, 2014 6:52 am

here it is, I didn't take any pics with the cloth on before I put on the epoxy-

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I still need to put another coat of epoxy on to smooth it out/fill it in some more.
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