STRAKES. Glassing Upper Main Spar Cap-Top Strake Junction #6


I peeled about two inches of the plastic from underneath the cloth (lay-up) and duct-taped the edge of the plastic to the edge of another 3-foot ruler. I then rested the lay-up on top of the ruler, leaving the 2 inches of lay-up without plastic, hanging past the end of the ruler. I laid the lay-up overhang (without plastic) in place and by slowly pulling the ruler it was resting on, I started removing the plastic from under the lay-up, laying it in place in the process. The use of plastic underneath and peel ply on top kept the lay-up from deforming and helped maintain its dimensions. l then used the long brush to push firmly in place and eliminate possible air bubbles. Links to videos showing this process are available on the page.

Photo album created with Web Album Generator