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Old 07-26-2019, 08:36 PM
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What’s holding it on! I can’t believe it’s not cracking
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Old 07-27-2019, 08:43 AM
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More bondo ......
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Old 07-27-2019, 10:54 PM
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Instead of the Bondo, which you have found out is ultra heavy, use white beaded foam. Shaped with a hacksaw blade, and then finished with a sanding TBar with 80 grit. The final sand was 180 bby hand. Then sealed with 2oz glass cloth.

This was about 3 nites worth of work. 2-3 hrs at a time....

Yours looks good, and not sure what white beaded foam really is, but looks like that foam like comes in all the arf planes we buy? doesnt that stuff try to fall apart easy?
Another guy is using Blue foam board glued together. and he is going to put i think epoxy over the top.

The bondo is a little heavy but its sealed the foam to keep the foam from cracking, getting holes in it and all that was the issue w/o anything over it.


Why do you guys think it would crack? Bondo is used to fill holes in cars. ive owned a pickup that the whole side of the bed was Bondo. ( got the truck that way i didn't do it) it never cracked from driving it.
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Old 07-28-2019, 06:25 PM
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Its white insulation foam. If you pick at it, it comes apart, but you dont need to be picking at it. You wont need much foam to remake what you have.
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Old 07-28-2019, 06:40 PM
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Yours looks good, and not sure what white beaded foam really is, but looks like that foam like comes in all the arf planes we buy? doesnt that stuff try to fall apart easy?
Another guy is using Blue foam board glued together. and he is going to put i think epoxy over the top.

The bondo is a little heavy but its sealed the foam to keep the foam from cracking, getting holes in it and all that was the issue w/o anything over it.


Why do you guys think it would crack? Bondo is used to fill holes in cars. ive owned a pickup that the whole side of the bed was Bondo. ( got the truck that way i didn't do it) it never cracked from driving it.
coffee cup foam
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Old 07-29-2019, 11:07 AM
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Yours looks good, and not sure what white beaded foam really is, but looks like that foam like comes in all the arf planes we buy? doesnt that stuff try to fall apart easy?
Another guy is using Blue foam board glued together. and he is going to put i think epoxy over the top.

The bondo is a little heavy but its sealed the foam to keep the foam from cracking, getting holes in it and all that was the issue w/o anything over it.


Why do you guys think it would crack? Bondo is used to fill holes in cars. ive owned a pickup that the whole side of the bed was Bondo. ( got the truck that way i didn't do it) it never cracked from driving it.
Man you're just around the corner from me. Give me a shout and drop by the house. Let me see what size canopy you'll need and we'll get something put on there.
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Old 07-29-2019, 12:33 PM
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Man you're just around the corner from me. Give me a shout and drop by the house. Let me see what size canopy you'll need and we'll get something put on there.
Thats a hell of an offer!
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Old 07-29-2019, 10:21 PM
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Instead of the Bondo, which you have found out is ultra heavy, use white beaded foam. Shaped with a hacksaw blade, and then finished with a sanding TBar with 80 grit. The final sand was 180 bby hand. Then sealed with 2oz glass cloth.

This was about 3 nites worth of work. 2-3 hrs at a time....
Nice work on the canopy Bunky!
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Old 07-30-2019, 05:46 PM
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Nice work on the canopy Bunky!
Thats what happens when the manufacture and US Distributor fail to return any correspondence.

It will look alot better with another layer of paint on it, and then some black trim.

Thanks for the compliment!
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Old 08-05-2019, 01:22 PM
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Chris stopped by the house the other day.

I grabbed a dremel and hacked what was left of the old canopy off the frame. Then gave him a recommendation on a new canopy (104" EF Extra), he went and picked it up so I'll get that canopy installed this evening.
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Old 08-05-2019, 09:10 PM
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Chris stopped by the house the other day.

I grabbed a dremel and hacked what was left of the old canopy off the frame. Then gave him a recommendation on a new canopy (104" EF Extra), he went and picked it up so I'll get that canopy installed this evening.
Yes thank you so much.. Wish i had ran into Colton months back.

This should look so much better. we didn't get to met up today hopefully later in the week.
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Old 08-23-2019, 01:12 PM
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Well Colton was a HUGE help getting the canopy cut out and ready to go in, we had to stop cause didn't have any magnets to hold the canopy while it dried, so i had to order some. we wasn't able to met up again so i ended up gluing it in but it looks so much better now.



decided to take some photos of Both the Gas planes.
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