Home > VansAirForceForums

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

Keep VAF Going
Donate methods

Point your
camera app here
to donate fast.

Old 09-13-2009, 04:52 PM
jerryab jerryab is offline
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Northwest Arkansas
Posts: 40
Default Wind Screen skirt cracked, repair?

Well it finally happened, I was flying my daughter who is disabled and she grabbed the windscreen skirt, cracked it pretty bad. should I leave alone and hope for the best or try to repair it somehow. I didn't build this one so I'm not sure how to go about repairing or replacing it. Any help would be appreciated.

Jerry Martin
Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2009, 05:00 PM
frankh's Avatar
frankh frankh is offline
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Corvallis Oregon
Posts: 3,547
Default What exactly do u mean

By windsheild skirt?. Are you talking about the filled area at the bottom of the canopy..i,e the part in front of the pilot/pax?

If so its probably just got too much filler on it or it was tressed too much..I think I would grind out the crack to say 1/4" wide but do not cut through any fiberglass layers underneath..i.e you just want to route out the filler that skims over the 'glass layers.

Then fill it with evercoat rage gold ...A very good filler available at the likes of carquest etc.

I would fill it sand it smooth but don't paint it for a while just to make sure it stops the cracking.

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 01:40 PM.

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.