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Old 01-06-2021, 07:39 AM
Dennis Harm Dennis Harm is offline
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Default Glare shield edging

Hi everyone. Building the 14A and wondering what you’re using for the glare shield edge. Checked McMaster Carr and can’t find anything that would look good, thanks Dennis
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Old 01-06-2021, 07:51 AM
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Many ways to skin that cat - here's what I did. Idea from Kevin Horton, really happy with the results.

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Got this from Kevin Horton, originally posted by RV-6 builder Mark Nielsen:
For my glareshield, I mounted a piece of 3/8″ soft aluminum tubing (same as
fuel line) along the aft edge of the glareshield. I cut a lengthwise slot
in the tubing, pushed it on the aft edge of the glareshield, and held it in
place with fillets of epoxy along the top and bottom. I was pleased with
the results. It gives the glareshield a nice “beaded” edge that looks right
in place next to the tubular frame that supports it (tip-up canopy). The
tube also stiffens the glareshield considerably and eliminates the “sharp”
aft edge.

To cut the slot in the tubing, I used a 3″ cutting disk mounted in a drill
press. I drilled a 3/8″ hole near the edge of a 2×4 and cut a slot between
the center of the hole and the edge. This was clamped vertically on the
drill press
so the cutting disc protrudes through the slot into the center of the hole.
The tube was pushed through the hole to cut the slot. (I drew a guide line
along the length of the tube so I could cut the slot straight.)

I used Power Poxy (Walmart) for the fillets. It has the consistency of very
soft modeling clay, is easy to use, sets up in about 30 minutes, and sands
easily. The application tool was my finger moistened with rubbing alcohol.
Mickey Coggins
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Old 01-06-2021, 07:59 AM
JDA_BTR JDA_BTR is offline
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The edging from cleaveland tools works perfectly with no fabrication.
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Old 01-06-2021, 08:11 AM
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Thumbs up My edging

In 2005, I ordered mine from McMaster Carr, I think it was Style 6
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Old 01-06-2021, 11:32 AM
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Default Kantenschutz :)

Here is a source for Europe based builders:

I ordered:
KS0-1S , KS-TPE0-2,5S and KS-TPE1-2S,
and have not decided yet which to use
Alexandra & Fabian
RV14 HB-YAF, in progress
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Old 01-06-2021, 11:46 AM
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Got mine from Classic Aero, nicely stitched and padded and came with a template for fitting.
RV6 #20477 completed 1991 sold.
RV7 #72018 N767T first flight 11/21/2017
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Building Javron Super Cub.
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Old 01-06-2021, 01:15 PM
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This is what I used on my 10. Heavy Duty Plastic Trim, 1/32"-1/8" Wide x 7/16" High Inside, Pebbled
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Old 01-06-2021, 07:05 PM
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Default Classic Aero

In my 9A I installed the Classic Aero offering and was very impressed. Very high quality, looks sharp, easy to install, and worth asking price IMO.
Chris Hrabe
Eden Prairie, MN
Finishing up the little bits and pieces...
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Old 01-06-2021, 07:10 PM
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Old 01-06-2021, 07:45 PM
Dennis Harm Dennis Harm is offline
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Default Edging

Thanks for the reply’s everyone
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