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Old 10-03-2022, 01:13 PM
BruceW BruceW is offline
 
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Default Noodle pads for tail pieces

Building tail pieces with clecos on both sides.
Never liked bottom side riding the clecos onto the bench.

Ta da.
Large pool noodle with trim to create a small flat side.
Lifts the work off so not resting on the clecos.
Two noodles for VS works fine. Have not tried on other tail pieces yet.

(I use the flattened noodles for loading multiple SUP boards on my car.
Re-purposed for the RV build)
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Old 10-04-2022, 07:56 AM
Carlosanlley Carlosanlley is offline
 
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Niceeee!! BTW what is the black thing in the clecos? like a protective boot?
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Old 10-04-2022, 12:15 PM
BruceW BruceW is offline
 
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Yes, rubber boot for the clecos. Found the idea in another thread that I cant find. Buy the McMaster-Carr item below and punch your own hole to slip on the clecos. I did this while waiting for the tail kit to arrive.
Would probably help if I was doing polished again (but not doing that).
Dont see a big difference in marring of the skin, with or without the boot.
Not sure if I would do it again.


Round Caps
for 5/16" to 3/8" OD, 1/2" Inside Height, Black
9753K16
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