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I have peel ply in strips (rolls) from ACS but I know I saw a cheaper source here for an alternative to the high priced ($7/yd) stuff on ACS and Wicks, I just cannot find the posts.

 

What exactly should I be looking for and where, like Walmart, Dacron cloth (weight)by the yard??


Larry Hendrick

Canardiologist

Cozy Mark IV Started 2/12/2009 - Now on Chap. 6

http://web.me.com/lhendrick/Cozy_MkIV/Welcome.html

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The 1" rolls from ACS/Wicks are nice, much easier that cutting from a full width roll (read: wish I had bought some)

 

www.fiberglasssupply.com

Google Econo-ply J

Window sheer material (no cotton!, poly, Dacron, or Nylon only)

 

I've gone through ~10 yards thus far, probably wasted more then if I'd used the rolls mentioned above.

 

Rick


Rick Hall; MK-IV plans #1477; cozy.zggtr.org

Build status: 1-7, bits of 8-9, 10, 14 done! Working on engine/prop/avionics.

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I use 2.7 oz Dacron fabric from Spruce @ 4.40/yd and usually get 30 yds at a time on a roll.

Part #09-00300

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I bought the same stuff the CG,s posted above it works good. I also bought some on ebay. It had lines in it made it really easy to cut straite. Some guys have bought poyester clothe at Wally World for a good price. You will have to shop around and find what you like the best. Steve build on


Steve Harmon

Lovin Life in Idaho

Cozy IV Plans #1466 N232CZ

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Yah do know those little lines are in there so that you don't leave it on and forget it? (its happened)

We peel ply -everything- so premade tapes are a waste of time and money for us plus they are too heavy for our liking. YMMV

Econoply-J is very lightweight and easier to conform to most surfaces. When we do something like the drip edge of the turtleback we cut about a hundred little strips 3/4"~1" wide by about 3" and overlap them a little, lots of work to lay down but conforms to everything and easy to sand after, also easy to pull.

Cutting is no problem with electric scissors either.

...Chrissi


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Cozy Mk-IV RG 13B Turbo

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Thanks all for the useful replies!

 

I'm going to go with the Econply J from airtecholine. I May stop into a WallyWorld to see what they have on sale in the el cheapo dacron/ployester cloth department to use on some practice layups while I wait for my order to arrive.


Larry Hendrick

Canardiologist

Cozy Mark IV Started 2/12/2009 - Now on Chap. 6

http://web.me.com/lhendrick/Cozy_MkIV/Welcome.html

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