Build log: dinghy 1/12 scale

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Re: Build log: dinghy 1/12 scale

Postby jct » Wed May 28, 2014 4:15 pm

Hey John,
Nice progress on your build, look very nice. A question, if you don't mind, where did you procure the plastic clamp shown in your pic?
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Re: Build log: dinghy 1/12 scale

Postby Merchant65 » Wed May 28, 2014 4:33 pm

I ordered them from hobbylinc.com I don't remember how much, but I do know they were cheap. I like them because they use rubber bands so you can adjust the tension for what you need
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Re: Build log: dinghy 1/12 scale

Postby jct » Thu May 29, 2014 3:16 am

THX for the info
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Re: Build log: dinghy 1/12 scale

Postby popeye » Sun Jun 01, 2014 7:20 pm

looking very nice John........good you were able to work out the bow issue ;)
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Re: Build log: dinghy 1/12 scale

Postby Merchant65 » Wed Jul 16, 2014 2:35 pm

I just finished applying the first coat of polyurethane. I do have one question. The instructions said to apply 2 coats, then wet sand it after 24 hours. Then apply the third coat. What is the purpose of the wet sanding?
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Re: Build log: dinghy 1/12 scale

Postby jct » Thu Jul 17, 2014 4:29 am

The intent of the wet sand is to remove any imperfections in the dried finish and to add 'tooth' to allow the third coat to bond to the first two. Hope that helps, I would suggest a 400 grit paper and go with light pressure.
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Re: Build log: dinghy 1/12 scale

Postby Merchant65 » Thu Jul 17, 2014 6:41 am

Ok that makes sense. Thanks
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Re: Build log: dinghy 1/12 scale

Postby popeye » Fri Jul 25, 2014 8:23 am

it also doesn't allow airborne particles .......less apt to breathe it in.

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