Plug construction materials

Discussion in 'Materials' started by 13AL, Mar 23, 2010.

  1. 13AL
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    13AL Junior Member

    Just starting this thread to find out what others are using or there favorite supplies for plug construction. Here's what we are using for our faring and finish work.Your input would be great.

    Rage body filler mfg. by Fiberglass Evercoat $28. per gal.

    • G2 Primer filler mfg. by Fiberglass Evercoat $70 per gal.
     
  2. marshmat
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    marshmat Senior Member

    For a one-off plug:
    - MDF board cut and power-planed to shape, then sanded with 60, 80, 120 grit
    - Drywall compound or PolyFilla to smooth out any cracks or holes
    - Shellac or cheap varnish
    - Soft furniture wax
    It's a cheap and effective combination.... doesn't leave a mirror finish, but a bit of finish sanding on the final mould takes care of that. For a re-usable plug one might want higher quality finish materials, but I haven't needed to do that yet.
     
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