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Old 08-20-2021, 12:13 PM
jacoby jacoby is offline
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Originally Posted by Draker View Post
Thanks, Larry, that is very helpful. I like how you cut it to install aft-to-forward rather than by pushing up. Wish I discovered that idea but sadly I already cut mine.

Looks like you also filled the VS and HS tips, using the foam backing. Having a bear of a time doing that, too. Fiberglass layups don't seem to want to bend 90 degrees around the edge of the cap. Not sure what I'm doing wrong.
I put down a fillet of epoxy & micro to alleviate that problem. The 7725 I used just wasn't going to make the full 90 bend without leaving bubbles. I also used a 1/4" thick piece of structural foam bonded in with a micro slurry (w/ fillets and filled in the surface) and just left it in there. I recessed it about 1/16", applied two layers of 7725 on the outside, one on the inside, and then finished flush with a thin coat of micro.
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