Fairing the Hull - Getting Started: During this session I did some basic prep work to the hull. Before filling the various holes, dips, grainy spots, etc., I used my grinder to make the stern flush, and my Dremel tool to prepare the holes for filling.
Making the stern flush. After gulping down a half-pound of sawdust, I put my mask on!
|Using the Dremel tool to rough the edges of holes, especially those with glue peeking through. This will allow the next layer of glue to adhere. I also reamed out all the wire holes.||Here I'm using the grinder to smooth out a small area. After I finished I checked the surface with my hands and it felt lumpy. The old auto body adage says "if doesn't feel smooth, it won't look smooth". I should have taken my own advice and stuck strictly to the file board! (It's a small area and I'll use the file board to smooth it.)|
Next session I hope to finish the basic sanding and start filling in the holes.