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edwardw

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Just a comment on making the tubes smooth. He uses autobody filler. When building our Delta II project we made a 'rotisserie'. It was big enough to hold two boosters (3" x 36" long) We had them on the spindle and then we added West Systems fairing compound to epoxy and painted it on. Then we started them spinning at 11 RPM. In 2 hours we had a *perfect* tube. Nice and smooth with a glass like finish. We took some 600 to it so paint would stick and we were done.

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havoc821

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Which would work better for this application, fg matting or fg cloth? If cloth, would 6 oz layer work with a final coat of something like 2 oz to be smooth? If matting, would the stuff you get at walmart or home depot work and have a final layer of 2oz for it to be smooth? Thanks!
 
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