A bit of fun Glad bag wrapping process works

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Cuthbert, Andrew

Nov 5, 2008, 8:53:44 PM11/5/08
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Hi all,

As this is my first major project, the F-22, #23, other than making a fibre glass esky,

I have tried to keep things very simple.

E.g. No vacuum bagging.

This has lead to some desperate measures when trying to get the 453gms BIAXIL to cover the

Carbon fibre on the bow web and hold to the bow web shape.

I went to the kitchen for a solution, as I do and there was the solution looking at me,

 a box of glad wrap. And very cheap.

In small sections I gad wrapped the bow web.

Then with the 2nd layer I applied more pressure to hold a nice shape.

After the 3rd or 4th layer, I used a 90mm fibre glass roller to maintain the flat surfaces

 and work any excess resin  to the bottom of the bow web.

A great result.

The only problem was getting into trouble for taking her glad wrap.


Cheers Andrew Cuthbert





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Grant Kinsman

Nov 23, 2008, 5:34:01 PM11/23/08
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Hi Andrew,
The stretchy plastic food wrap idea helped me with the final covering of the bobstay bow eye.  Thanks for sharing.
Grant Kinsman
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