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Re: Sanding / Painting my Sword 2

Postby hrdude » Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:29 pm

Yodarocket31 wrote:
Fri Jun 30, 2017 4:34 pm
3. Trailing Edge treatment. George has another video where he says to sand the trailing edges of mast and wings "square" with a sanding block in order to eliminate noise from your foil. I tried this numerous times over several months. It made it WORSE. Way worse.
I had the same experience when I sanded my trailing edge square, it made noise, lots of noise and vibration. I have since sanded the the trailing edge sharp at a 45* angle on both sides. My foil is now perfectly silent with the sharp trailing edge. If you are getting noise or vibration, try sharpening the trailing edge. Do a little at a time, until the noise is gone with 600-1000 grit sandpaper.

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Re: Sanding / Painting my Sword 2

Postby f2020 » Sat Jul 01, 2017 2:05 am

My Sword2 was whistling hard but after painting it became totally silent. I just went to a car body shop to have the job done. A better solution would have been Allgrip marine paint. An amazingly strong / fast / fun foil by the way.

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Re: Sanding / Painting my Sword 2

Postby Yodarocket31 » Sat Jul 01, 2017 2:11 am

f2020 wrote:
Sat Jul 01, 2017 2:05 am
My Sword2 was whistling hard but after painting it became totally silent. I just went to a car body shop to have the job done. A better solution would have been Allgrip marine paint. An amazingly strong / fast / fun foil by the way.
f2020, did you sand after painting?

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Re: Sanding / Painting my Sword 2

Postby f2020 » Sat Jul 01, 2017 1:30 pm

Yodarocket31 wrote:
Sat Jul 01, 2017 2:11 am
f2020 wrote:
Sat Jul 01, 2017 2:05 am
My Sword2 was whistling hard but after painting it became totally silent. I just went to a car body shop to have the job done. A better solution would have been Allgrip marine paint. An amazingly strong / fast / fun foil by the way.
f2020, did you sand after painting?
Yes I sand it with 800 after paint, the foil became totally silent and a true pleasure to ride.
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Re: Sanding / Painting my Sword 2

Postby Peter_Frank » Sat Jul 01, 2017 10:25 pm

hrdude wrote:
Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:29 pm
Yodarocket31 wrote:
Fri Jun 30, 2017 4:34 pm
3. Trailing Edge treatment. George has another video where he says to sand the trailing edges of mast and wings "square" with a sanding block in order to eliminate noise from your foil. I tried this numerous times over several months. It made it WORSE. Way worse.
I had the same experience when I sanded my trailing edge square, it made noise, lots of noise and vibration. I have since sanded the the trailing edge sharp at a 45* angle on both sides. My foil is now perfectly silent with the sharp trailing edge. If you are getting noise or vibration, try sharpening the trailing edge. Do a little at a time, until the noise is gone with 600-1000 grit sandpaper.

Me too, have also tried sanding it square, and did not help - but making it thinner or 45 degree had much better effect in "silencing".

So it is not as simple as we think, because SOMETIMES squaring a trailing edge instead of being round, helps in regards to getting rid of the noise, at other times it does not :roll:

8) PF

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Re: Sanding / Painting my Sword 2

Postby Jugglajon » Mon Jul 03, 2017 2:04 am

Hey Tom
Glad you enjoyed the lessons, I've been following your progress on here. Glad you are hooked. We've been getting good foiling conditions nearly everyday since you left as a result I'm more addicted than ever.
Cheers for the advice and offer of the bondo but I reckon i'll be able to find something in the big city when I go.


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