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Waanderlust Project | Wednesday, July 14, 2010

My focus of the day was to apply several coats of epoxy to the new sheathing on the cabin trunk to fill the pattern of the cloth and prepare the surfaces for their next steps.

Over the course of the day, I applied four coats of epoxy to these surfaces, waiting enough time between coats so that the previous coat would be tacked up.  I applied the epoxy with a foam roller and tipped it with foam brushes to aid in leveling.



The epoxy cured quickly enough, and took enough time to apply, that I didn't have a lot of time in between coats for other jobs, and I was also limited in what I could do since I didn't want to kick up any dust or debris that might contaminate the fresh epoxy; of course, just about every task I might have done would have caused dust or debris. 

However, I worked in the cockpit some more, preparing a few final areas for the initial filling and surfacing steps, and by the afternoon I was ready to apply filler to the smaller fastener holes, and small fiberglass patches to three round holes in the cockpit well.  There was still some old paint in the corners that I needed to remove, but doing so had been producing more dust than I wanted, so I stopped for the moment.

I also cut and applied a larger fiberglass patch over the after cockpit bulkhead, covering the entire existing patch that was there and extending out on each side.  Later, I'd fair this in with its surrounds.


Total Time Billed on This Job Today:  7 hours

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