[roc-chat] Re: Pesky Pin Holes

  • From: Troy Monroe Stacey <tstacey001@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "roc-chat@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <roc-chat@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2011 13:53:09 -0800

Oh there's also that powder additive made by West for their epoxies. I forget 
the number but it's purple and is not the strongest or the lightest, but right 
in the middle. It's a great filler and easy to sand and work with. But that 
Bondo stuff is better.  

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On Nov 29, 2011, at 1:47 PM, Richard Dierking <redierking@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> All very good suggestions, I even like the larger rocket idea!  I use 2-part 
> Aeropoxy Light and let it dry overnight.  It's a bit tough to sand, so you 
> have to apply in a thin coat, and you can see the Aeropoxy in the filled 
> holes.  If you're having trouble locating all the holes before painting, try 
> using an air gun at close range to blast the dust from the pits.  Previously, 
> I used a vacuum on the tube before painting, but missed a lot of small holes 
> that were filled with dust.
> Also, since I changed my fiberglassing technique, I have a lot fewer pin 
> holes.  I found that many of the pin holes were caused by air bubbles 
> entrained in the resin during mixing.  Now, I apply the resin to the whole 
> tube, let it set a minute, lightly brush the tube again, then apply the 
> cloth.  This has reduced the number of air bubbles/pin holes.
> Richard "just don't ask me about painting" Dierking 
> Subject: [roc-chat] Re: Pesky Pin Holes
> From: tstacey001@xxxxxxxxxxxx
> Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2011 13:26:35 -0800
> To: roc-chat@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Bondo. There's a finishing Bondo that we used on Itsy Bitsy and I don't 
> remember exactly what it was called, but it set up quick and sanded great and 
> was awesome. Anyone from Team Tarantula still around know what I'm talking 
> about? 
> Sent from my iPhone
> On Nov 29, 2011, at 1:18 PM, Gregory Lyzenga <lyzenga@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Nov 29, 2011, at 12:48 PM, Scott Christiansen wrote:
> Anyone have an easy way to fill pin holes in fiberglass? The less sanding the 
> better.
> Scott
> If the holes aren't too big, I've found that wall spackle from the home 
> improvement store works well and sands with almost no effort.
>         - Greg

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