VansAirForceForums  
Home > VansAirForceForums

-POSTING RULES
-Advertise in here!
- Today's Posts | Insert Pics

Keep VAF Going
Donate methods

Point your
camera app here
to donate fast.






VAF on Twitter:
@VansAirForceNet

Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
  #1  
Old 03-28-2013, 07:13 AM
WingsOnWheels WingsOnWheels is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Plano, TX
Posts: 2,376
Default Question for the fiberglass experts

I am working on a layup where the top layer will be carbon fiber. As long as I don't screw it up I would like to show the CF by sanding and adding a clearcoat to the finished part.

Is it a good idea to still use peel-ply on top of the layup? I figured the peel ply could soak up some excess resin and leave a more even finish, but it may be a pain to sand it smooth enough to cleacoat.

Also, the part is mostly flat can I use one large piece of peel-ply, or should I stick to strips. The strips will probably leave a seam mark, but one large piece may be difficult to remove.

Maybe I'll build a composite plane one of these days. I don't know what I am doing, but having a lot of fun doing it...haha

Thanks,
__________________
Colin P.
RV-6A #20603
Complete 5/10/19
PP SEL / A&P
I donate every year on my B-Day (in Dec)
Reply With Quote
 


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:41 AM.


The VAFForums come to you courtesy Delta Romeo, LLC. By viewing and participating in them you agree to build your plane using standardized methods and practices and to fly it safely and in accordance with the laws governing the country you are located in.