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Old 12-19-2014, 09:01 PM
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Default Aileron ding

It's a pretty small ding. Top middle part of the aileron, on the rivet line. I'm thinking West system epoxy should fix it. But it is a control surface...Any thoughts appreciated....



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Old 12-19-2014, 09:40 PM
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Poly Fiber Super Fill is your friend. Very light weight semi-flexible and sands easy.
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Old 12-19-2014, 09:57 PM
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There is always a little failure on the way to success Mark. The painter will take care of it keep building
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Old 12-19-2014, 10:22 PM
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I have a matching pair of those on the top of my right aileron, and a divot where I dropped a wrench on the elevator, and an extra dimple punch on the lower right fuse, and......
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Old 12-20-2014, 12:02 AM
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That's nothing! Check out what happens when you forget to switch the rivet gun to the regulator and hit your rivet/skin at 125 PSI:

http://www.kitlog.com/photos/project...2014A0002W.jpg

This was a do-over for me; as the other posters said: a little bit of fill and you're good!
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Old 12-20-2014, 05:45 AM
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Default Super fill prep ?

What assures good adhesion ? West 105 with micro does not adhere well to aluminum. Should the aluminum be prepped before applying superfill or west/micro?
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Old 12-20-2014, 08:11 AM
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Here is what I've done with good success: Thoroughly rough surface with 80 grit minimum, 50 or 60 even better. Clean with acetone, fill. Sand after cure, leave the rest for painter or use your favorite pin hole fill process.
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Old 12-20-2014, 08:38 AM
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What assures good adhesion ? West 105 with micro does not adhere well to aluminum. Should the aluminum be prepped before applying superfill or west/micro?
Super Fil instructions -

http://www.polyfiber.com/products/su...epoxyfiler.htm
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Old 12-20-2014, 02:42 PM
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Chill, fill and press on. Thanks for the expert advice! PS..Checks in the mail Doug. Thanks for a great forum
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Old 12-22-2014, 07:19 AM
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Sorry everyone but it's so nice to see those dings!! LOL

It's nice because I thought I was the only one!
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