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billscottni

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ASW28 Refurb
« on: October 24, 2020, 17:58:42 PM »
Bit of primer sprayed on the 1/3 scale ASW28 fuselage today. It's shown a few imperfections, so will get a rub down and resprayed

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Re: ASW28 Refurb
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2020, 12:30:29 PM »
Starting into something similar myself Bill with an old 2.5m Mibo Swift. Pot of car body filler just delivered to smoothen an old repair.

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Re: ASW28 Refurb
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2020, 13:25:55 PM »
it's a long road Kevin, filer - sand- filler- sand - paint - rub down - filler - sand - paint!

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Re: ASW28 Refurb
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Re: ASW28 Refurb
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2020, 14:23:39 PM »
I only have one old repair to improve on before a full respray so it shouldn’t be too bad. Bought a few acrylic appliance white rattle cans and a lacquer to finish it off. Mine has just faded with age and is dirty so a clean, small bit of body work and spray and I should be fine. I don’t have the patience for perfection....!!!!! 😀

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Re: ASW28 Refurb
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2020, 16:18:57 PM »
Lol, neither do I, next primer paint coat will be it! Then a top coat of Ford Arctic White.
Mine had a fair bit more to repair, (JP did a lot of it). It had both an Up n' Go & a retract, both removed and filled in. Boom had been snapped about 8" in front of fin, so that had to be sleeved. Will be ready for start of 2021 season if Covid allows

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Re: ASW28 Refurb
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2020, 16:41:18 PM »
Kevin, I still think a good polish and wax should bring the finish up on yours without paint.  I cannot see the damage!!
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Re: ASW28 Refurb
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2020, 16:51:44 PM »
Car polish Ralph? I’ll give it a go first.
You might well be right. It’s just one old wound behind the wing TE that isnt filled properly.  Maybe I’m making work for myself. I guess you won’t see it in the air.

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Re: ASW28 Refurb
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2020, 10:05:31 AM »
At worst Kevin, repair the damage (if visible), spray just that, then T-cut to feather the edges and polish whole fuz.

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Re: ASW28 Refurb
« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2020, 11:38:13 AM »
Hi Bill. I had a chat yesterday with Ralph after the posts. I always thought the gel coat was a clear top coat over the paint. I did some googling of boat repairs and the like afterwards and you are both right, the paint is in the gel coat so some lightly abrasive polish will cut off the oxidised and aged layer on top and hopefully bring the fuselage back to a good colour. It is pristine except for one bit of damage from a heavy landing. I might as you say fill and feather the old repair only. T-cut ordered yesterday from Micks Garage with a good polishing sponge. I'll post a before and after next week once I get polishing......!
Thanks for the sound advice.
Kevin