noodles Posted June 10, 2003 Share Posted June 10, 2003 Alright, I was using the Rutan composite tutorial Moldless Composite Sandwich Homebuilt Aircraft Construction 3rd edition August 1983 composite kit from Wicks. Rutan, says to only use peel ply where necessary. He indicates that this adds unnecessary weight and should only be used when you are bonding two fiberglass components, because peel ply removes the shiny top layer. He states, “Another thing to remember is that peel ply adds weight. It fills the weave 100% with epoxy so it should only be used where it will serve its purpose of bonding of transitioning plies. Do not get carried away and peel ply any more than necessary.” Mr. Nat Puffer stated in his Cozy Newsletter #80 Jan. 2003 in his Weight Saving Column “Don’t add extra layers of glass and don’t use excess epoxy. Peel ply everythin and use a hair dryer when you squeegee, to remove excess epoxy.” I’m not trying to split hairs here but Rutan say peel ply only where necessary and Puffer say peel ply everything. So which one? Nathan, Quote Cozy IV project. Redheaded Stepchild of The Canard Community Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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