- Feb 15, 2012
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Hours more bondo and sanding later, it’s coming along well.
I used disposable sanding blocks to whip through the Bondo, the rest of the cone I wet sanded with 600 grit. That seems to be a happy medium, I’ve used higher grit in the past and didn’t really notice a difference. Especially for something that’s gonna get shot into the sky and then land in a field. It will earn battle scars soon enough.What grit paper did you sand primer with?
That is actually a sound idea! Unfortunately, I had already wet sanded the primer (again), wiped it down with denatured alcohol, and shot the aluminum paint. If you know where to look you can see it isn’t perfect, but it didn’t go totally wonky like the white paint did. One coat got good coverage so I’m calling that part done!Another treatment for the switch band, would be (after stripping off all paint) to apply a coat of 30 minute epoxy that has been thinned down with denatured alcohol. The epoxy would seal the tube and whatever contaminant is effecting your paint.