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    Today, 09:09 PM
    WacoNut replied to a thread 1/3 J-3 Overhaul in Crash & Rebuild
    Robert, The parchment paper did the trick. The few spots that needed attention are resolved. The struts have the mounting hardware bolted...
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    Today, 05:19 PM
    WacoNut replied to a thread 1/3 J-3 Overhaul in Crash & Rebuild
    I was assuming wet sanding was in order, I will spray the silver early tomorrow morning and then get onto the task of sanding. I also have the...
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    Today, 04:26 PM
    WacoNut replied to a thread 1/3 J-3 Overhaul in Crash & Rebuild
    One think I did forget to post: I did have to open the other 1" roll of tapes on the aileron's. So I wound up needing all the rolls of tapes that...
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    Today, 04:19 PM
    WacoNut replied to a thread 1/3 J-3 Overhaul in Crash & Rebuild
    All the bits and pieces have now been sprayed with 2 coats of polybrush. I will go over all the parts and make sure no tapes need to be hit...
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    Today, 03:20 PM
    They only shorted you 1/8" over 12", that is inflation my friend;)
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    Today, 02:54 PM
    WacoNut replied to a thread 1/3 J-3 Overhaul in Crash & Rebuild
    Dan, I am spraying at 35psi with a 1mm tip in the touch up gun. The poly products come pre-thinned ready for spray no thinning required. The...
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    Today, 02:51 PM
    WacoNut replied to a thread 1/3 J-3 Overhaul in Crash & Rebuild
    Thanks for the tip on the tapes, will try that I have some parchment paper on hand. I went outside and checked the basement window for...
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    Today, 02:14 PM
    WacoNut replied to a thread 1/3 J-3 Overhaul in Crash & Rebuild
    Oh yes I ironed down the edges. So far I have seen a couple places I will have to hit with the iron again but very few. I definitely need a...
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    Today, 01:51 PM
    WacoNut replied to a thread 1/3 J-3 Overhaul in Crash & Rebuild
    The fuse is finished and working on spraying the wing panels. This stuff does flash quick. Should have all the polybrush sprayed shortly. ...
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    Today, 12:51 PM
    WacoNut replied to a thread 1/3 J-3 Overhaul in Crash & Rebuild
    Good thing the wife isn't home I really stunk up the place even with a fan going in the basement window. Going to have to open up some windows...
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    Today, 12:26 PM
    WacoNut replied to a thread 1/3 J-3 Overhaul in Crash & Rebuild
    Finally everything is ready to start spraying the poly brush. 2 coats will be applied. I will post some pics after spraying. Later!! ...
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    Today, 07:37 AM
    Robert, I have a couple spare 4-40 rods just come over and get them. The plane looks great. It is going to be very impressive in the air....
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    Today, 07:31 AM
    WacoNut replied to a thread 1/3 J-3 Overhaul in Crash & Rebuild
    Hi Robert, I don't think I will get it that fast. I am now off work until Jan 2nd. It should be a marathon run to the finish on the Cub....
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    12-18-2014, 04:15 PM
    Looks good Robert, Been away from the PC a few days, looks like you are making good progress.
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    12-15-2014, 07:33 PM
    WacoNut replied to a thread 1/3 J-3 Overhaul in Crash & Rebuild
    All of the hardware for the wing struts has the old paint left on it. I thought about using paint stripper on it but that is awful messy. I am going...
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    12-15-2014, 06:15 PM
    WacoNut replied to a thread 1/3 J-3 Overhaul in Crash & Rebuild
    Huh? Poly-Tak = for adhering the fabric. Poly-Brush= for filling the weave and attaching tapes. Poly-Spray= Silver base coat, U/V...
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    12-15-2014, 06:09 PM
    Charles. I checked out the Cub Den, the site looks and runs good. I am going to try and make it back down your way next year. Was a tough...
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    12-15-2014, 05:25 PM
    OOOHHHhhhhhh You are getting close.
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    12-15-2014, 05:23 PM
    WacoNut replied to a thread 1/3 J-3 Overhaul in Crash & Rebuild
    Rib tape fix: I took one wing panel and put some poly brush on the tape and let it sit for a couple minutes and the tape loosened its grip....
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    12-14-2014, 09:12 PM
    WacoNut replied to a thread 1/3 J-3 Overhaul in Crash & Rebuild
    Yeah I think I can soften it up enough to raise the tape, I will just cut it to length and soften the perimeter tape and lift it a bit. I was...
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    12-14-2014, 08:03 PM
    WacoNut replied to a thread 1/3 J-3 Overhaul in Crash & Rebuild
    Good to hear I have enough, I think my sanity is still in question or should be. Funny you should mention that, after stepping back and looking...
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    12-14-2014, 08:02 PM
    WacoNut replied to a thread 1/3 J-3 Overhaul in Crash & Rebuild
    cublover, I wanted to let you know about the tapes, I used just over 1 roll of the 3/4" tapes and about half a roll of 1" tapes and 11ft of 2"...
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    12-14-2014, 07:51 PM
    WacoNut replied to a thread 1/3 J-3 Overhaul in Crash & Rebuild
    It was a tall order but I completed the tapes on the wings. I still have the aileron's to do as well as cover 2 more struts. I will complete those...
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    12-14-2014, 02:58 PM
    WacoNut replied to a thread 1/3 J-3 Overhaul in Crash & Rebuild
    Yeah It flashes off fast, I am sure when it comes to spraying the filler coats it will go fast. I managed to get the tapes down on one...
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    12-14-2014, 01:41 PM
    WacoNut replied to a thread 1/3 J-3 Overhaul in Crash & Rebuild
    I may try that on my 1/3 Spacewalker Robert. One wing panel is complete and the 2nd one is on the table. I am using all 3 tapes sizes on the...
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    12-14-2014, 10:18 AM
    WacoNut replied to a thread 1/3 J-3 Overhaul in Crash & Rebuild
    out2pasture, I live outside of Cincinnati. We can still buy all the stuff that is bad for you. cublover, The Stits tapes are cheap. I would not...
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    12-13-2014, 08:52 PM
    tmac she looks sweet. Good luck with the maiden.
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    12-13-2014, 08:27 PM
    WacoNut replied to a thread 1/3 J-3 Overhaul in Crash & Rebuild
    Oh I know better, she will fly when she is ready. The tail feathers are now finished. I will be happy if I can get the wings completed...
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    12-13-2014, 06:17 PM
    WacoNut replied to a thread 1/3 J-3 Overhaul in Crash & Rebuild
    I am getting better at it as I go. I was able to contour the tapes like this when I was using the tapes from Pink-It just wasn't sure how...
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    12-13-2014, 05:14 PM
    WacoNut replied to a thread 1/3 J-3 Overhaul in Crash & Rebuild
    The rib tapes are on the elevators and I am working on putting the perimeter tapes on. When you are putting the perimeter tapes on a curved...
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