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 Post subject: sanding brand new Spotz 2
PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 3:52 pm 
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a friend just received his new Spotz 2. (wish it was mine!)
The shipping box/bubble wrap from France left a lot to be desired.
A couple of very small nicks that you can feel with your fingers on the trailing edge of the mast.
( hard to see though).
Also the wing surfaces feel a bit bumpy when you run your fingers over them.
The trailing edge of the wings are also a bit ragged.
We are talking very small roughness/imperfections here, probably from molding or coating?
Anyway, just wondering if you should use say 1000 wet/dry lightly over the whole surface.
We even have 1500 or 600 etc.
Appreciate your input. Thanks. m


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 Post subject: Re: sanding brand new Spotz 2
PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 6:44 pm 
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yes.

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 Post subject: Re: sanding brand new Spotz 2
PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 9:46 pm 
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send it back and ask nicely to finish what they started! :o


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 Post subject: Re: sanding brand new Spotz 2
PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 10:39 pm 
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The finish on the Spotz2 is not that good, I tried to sand and clear coat, but the paint would not stick good, probably need a primer coat first.


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 Post subject: Re: sanding brand new Spotz 2
PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 2:31 am 
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Hawaiis it is the mould release that isn't allowing the clear to stick ... not sure which kind they use but the stuff I use I have to wash it with hot soapy water and scrub the snot out of it.. If I am clearing the foil to make the carbon pop I wash it then I wash it again and use 400g sand paper with the hot soapy water . to get it prepped for the clear.


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 Post subject: Re: sanding brand new Spotz 2
PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 7:36 am 
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Thanks! Appreciate the input so far. m


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 Post subject: Re: sanding brand new Spotz 2
PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 8:04 am 
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tkettlepoint wrote:
Hawaiis it is the mould release that isn't allowing the clear to stick ... not sure which kind they use but the stuff I use I have to wash it with hot soapy water and scrub the snot out of it.. If I am clearing the foil to make the carbon pop I wash it then I wash it again and use 400g sand paper with the hot soapy water . to get it prepped for the clear.


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Thanks, I clean it with alcohol and it didn't work.
I will try dishwashing detergent next.


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 Post subject: Re: sanding brand new Spotz 2
PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2015 7:42 pm 
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Hawaiis wrote:
tkettlepoint wrote:
Hawaiis it is the mould release that isn't allowing the clear to stick ... not sure which kind they use but the stuff I use I have to wash it with hot soapy water and scrub the snot out of it.. If I am clearing the foil to make the carbon pop I wash it then I wash it again and use 400g sand paper with the hot soapy water . to get it prepped for the clear.


terrie
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Thanks, I clean it with alcohol and it didn't work.
I will try dishwashing detergent next.




Those are pin holes in the carbon they will never fill in with clear coat they need to be filled in with a marine filler mixed with black dye. If you choose to leave the foils clear if not use two part epoxy.

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 Post subject: Re: sanding brand new Spotz 2
PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2015 9:00 pm 
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when spraying ... lay down a very fine coat and allow to almost dry , then lay down another fine coat and again allow to get tacky / dry to the touch .... then shoot a heavy final coat, takes some time but you get way fewer pinholes

have any pictures ?


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 Post subject: Re: sanding brand new Spotz 2
PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2015 12:33 pm 
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After sanding with about 600 or so, ride the foil.
Then after spraying, ride again, you may find you have wasted your time.
A sanded finish can improve water flow, resulting in lower stall, less shaft ventilation, less drag.


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