Tuesday, April 11, 2017

PML Lunar Express Build, Part 10, Epoxy Fillet Smoothing

I've been using 30 minute epoxy. I like the extra working time before it starts to set up. The masking tape "dams" are removed when the glue starts to set up and doesn't run anymore. Don't wait too long to remove the tape or it will be glued to the model!
Wear disposable gloves when using epoxy. Don't take the chance and find out afterwards that you have an allergic reaction to the glue!

With the tape removed my gloved finger is dipped into the alcohol and ran down the fillet to remove any ridges that remained at the tape edge.

After the epoxy fillet has dried some 220 grit was wrapped around the appropriate sized dowel and the fillet smoothed. It shouldn't take a lot of sanding if the fillets went on smooth. Epoxy is fluid and self leveling.

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