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    3.0? For spraying gelcoat.

    I have a cup gun but I don't like the work it does. Too much orange peel with a 4.0 tip when a HVLP gun is not that hard to clean. For mold work I thin the gelcoat 8% with styrene and for finishing work I mix it 5:1 with patch booster. I cool the gelcoat ahead of time in ice so down into the 60s...
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    3.0? For spraying gelcoat.

    This is the part. It seems to be coming out well. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    3.0? For spraying gelcoat.

    Yes. Typically I just use talc and resin to make a putty. I sometimes just thicken the gelcoat to fill small imperfections or use the gelcoat to dye the poly resin. However, for the project I was working on at the time of the post, it was very easy to just spray it with gelcoat at the time of...
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    3.0? For spraying gelcoat.

    Post 964 https://x-h2o.com/threads/what-did-you-fab-up-today-a-thread-for-the-home-fabricators.168018/page-49#post-2086226 Presently I am building the rear cap, which is much smaller and moving much faster. I've learned a lot since I started the front. Prior to this, my largest project was the...
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    3.0? For spraying gelcoat.

    Telling you what I was told by my local retailer was not an attack on your abilities or knowledge.
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    3.0? For spraying gelcoat.

    FGCI told me not to use acetone, and to be careful with styrene for thinning gelcoat. It discolors the gelcoat. Duratech is very expensive. I have been using a product called patch booster which is working great.
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    Help in Georgia with X2 engine install

    If you can't find someone, we can try to help walk you through it. The hard part about a X2 is not the install. The 750 drops right in and most of the cooling is the same as it would be for the 650. The problem is the mismatch 650 carbs, pipes and props needed since the 750 tuned parts wont fit...
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    3.0? For spraying gelcoat.

    I have not. I have looked at them though and they do have potential. That's the opposite of the way I want to go thoguh. I spayed 32 ounces of Gelcoat the other day on the rear cap I built for my camper which is about 16 sqft. The front cap I built was about 90 sqft, which is a gallon. These...
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    3.0? For spraying gelcoat.

    Gelcoat spray gun question here. I currently have an assortment of spray guns. The one I use the most for gelcoat repair is the Aeropro, which I think might now be TCP global, 2.5mm HVLP spray gun which was recommended to me by @Nate_D...
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    Other What did you fab up today? A thread for the home fabricators!

    I put a big fatty in my printer for the first time tonight. This part would have taken 4:25 to print with the 0.4mm nozzle, but it was ready to work in 59 minutes with the fat mama jama 1mm nozzle. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Other What did you fab up today? A thread for the home fabricators!

    Today wraps up a composite project that took me 2 years to do. 2 years is a long time to do a job, but looking back... just holy poop have a learned a lot of poop in the last 2 years. Learned 3D printing, now I 3D print plug making tools, custom blind wrenches, custom vacuum attachment for my...
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    Other What did you fab up today? A thread for the home fabricators!

    Fiiiiiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnneeeeeeeeee..... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Other What did you fab up today? A thread for the home fabricators!

    To the untrained eye, this would look like part of an ongoing effort to restore my toy hauler to better than original condition, but you guys know me better, and thus realize this is part of my life’s work to convince @OCD Solutions that he needs a 3D printer. Sent from my iPhone using...
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    Other What did you fab up today? A thread for the home fabricators!

    @OCD Solutions Mill converted to 3D printer... It looks like his spindle is still in place so it's still a mill when it's not a printer. 3d printer add on for plasma table (this would probably be similar for my router, but I know you want a plasma table). Maybe there are some good options...
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