How to Clean up a scuffed tube

The Rocketry Forum

Help Support The Rocketry Forum:

Scode68

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 8, 2009
Messages
137
Reaction score
0
While sanding the body tube (filled in the spirals) I managed to scuff the end of the tube. It has a frayed look, how can I clean this up?
 

Handeman

Well-Known Member
TRF Supporter
Joined
Jan 18, 2009
Messages
7,830
Reaction score
399
Location
Stafford, VA
I usually soak the fibers with some CA or 60 minute epoxy. Once it's dry, sand again.
 

MarkII

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 18, 2009
Messages
8,250
Reaction score
17
Using some filler primer at the priming stage may help as well. I also tend to get a little bit of tube fraying, no matter how carefully I sand. Once you get some primer on it and a couple coats of paint, it is not very noticeable, if it is still even visible at all. You can also make a defect like that visually disappear by putting a dark-colored ring around the top of the tube, too.

MarkII
 
Top