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Old 09-13-2009, 04:52 PM
jerryab jerryab is offline
 
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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.

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Old 09-13-2009, 05:00 PM
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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.

Frank
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