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Posted by: jeremy tuttle (---.dyn.embarqhsd.net)
Date: February 11, 2012 05:08PM

I messed part of my epoxy up. As it was drying I noticed a piece of hair in the epoxy I pulled it out with tweezers but now I have a swirl in the epoxy. I tried to heat it a little but I think the epoxy it to far along as it did nothing. So after it dries should I sand it down a little then re epoxy?

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Re: epoxy
Posted by: . Douglas Webb (---.sub-75-196-193.myvzw.com)
Date: February 11, 2012 05:24PM

Hope this helps: Is it a guide or butt wrap? Sometimes it's eaier to carefully cut off a guide and do it over. Be carefull and patient when cutting off the guide. I heat it up and work on top of the guide foot to stay away from the blank. Be espicially carefull after you leave the guide foot and go only to the thread and you can usually peal that off to the point where the epoxy is past the threat and on the blank, be really carfull there and heat it up good and don't let your razor angle into the blank and cut into the finish. That said, if I think I can sand down and even out that area that is damaged with out getting to the thread I use 200grit sandpaper or finer. The sanding marks will dissapear when you re-epoxy. Just don't get into the thread. Good luck

Doug Webb

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Re: epoxy
Posted by: jeremy tuttle (---.dyn.embarqhsd.net)
Date: February 11, 2012 06:16PM

it is neither. I wrote on the blank with a quill pen and paint then epoxyed over it and that is where my problem area is at it!!!!

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Re: epoxy
Posted by: bill boettcher (---.dyn.optonline.net)
Date: February 11, 2012 06:16PM

It may be alright if you just recoat it

If you are unsure scoff with --- Carefully -- with 400 wet paper DRY and recoat

Bill - willierods.com

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Re: epoxy
Posted by: Fred Yarmolowicz (---.hsd1.nj.comcast.net)
Date: February 11, 2012 08:43PM

Hawhip another coat on it. it will be fine. Can you say whip? Hawhip.

Freddwhy (Rapt-Ryte)
NERBS

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Re: epoxy
Posted by: jeremy tuttle (---.dyn.embarqhsd.net)
Date: February 11, 2012 09:15PM

thanks for the responses I'm unsure if I should sand it. If you look close you can see brush marks in the epoxy that did'nt lay down flat. The epoxy was tacky when I removed the hair and tried to fix it but I screwed it up instead.

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Re: epoxy
Posted by: Chris Herrera (---.sub-174-253-218.myvzw.com)
Date: February 12, 2012 12:36AM

Jeremy, unless you have really high ridges where you removed the hair from, you should be able to just recoat with one or two coats of epoxy. The finish will flow into the marks left by the hair, and leave an even surface.

If you do have some high ridges -higher than the surrounding finish - just trim the high spots down with a razor blade or scalpel, and then recoat the area once or twice, or more as needed.

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Re: epoxy
Posted by: jeremy tuttle (---.hsd1.fl.comcast.net)
Date: February 12, 2012 12:01PM

There is some high spots. When I rub my finger over it can feel it. There is also some low spots! Should I just smooth it out with some 600 grit then put a coat of epoxy over it?

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Re: epoxy
Posted by: Chris Herrera (---.sub-174-253-197.myvzw.com)
Date: February 12, 2012 12:40PM

Personally, I wouldn't use sandpaper, although I know many builders use it successfully, my personal concern would be getting some grit caught in the fresh epoxy.

As I stated previously, I would take the high spots down with a scalpel or razor, and then recoat.

Chances are, if the ridges were low enough, I would just recoat.

I usually put 6-8 coats of epoxy over my feathers, and have experienced fuzz, bugs, and hair in my epoxy; but I just trim those sections down and recoat.

Truthfully, this is common, so don't overthink it! Lol.

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