On Saturday the sun was shining and we were finally able to continue with the plastic repairs. As mentioned earlier, we had removed the window we had in the cockpit since it was leaking a lot (read more about it HERE). Now it was time to seal and reinforce this area with fiberglass and polyester.
We started with the plastic repair late summer last year, if you want to read more about our previous plastic work, check the tag Plastic repair.
We have chosen to use polyester for the plastic repairs in the cockpit, the reasons why we choose polyester over epoxy are:
- The price, polyester is cheaper than epoxy
- It is not possible to paint with polyester topcoat on top of epoxy
- The old plastic in the cockpit is polyester
The following days has been all about adding putty, sanding, adding putty, sanding and we will continue doing this until we have even surfaces in the cockpit.