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stringy

Since 23 Jun 2006
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PostSat Aug 12, 17 8:09 am     Reply with quote

nice job on the repair!
looking at the original pic, I would repair with cloth like most have offered already.
looking at the after pic, I would now fill the pits and uneven surfaces with a solarez type epoxy. it's quick and easy to sand. one trick I do with solarez is apply (indoors away from sun exposure) to damaged area and place some clear packaging tape over the epoxy. I can then manipulate the material and squeegee it to a smooth mound. then take it outside into direct sun. once cured, I take the tape off and leave it in the sun a bit longer. most of the time it won't even require sanding.
as for performance changes, I bet you won't even notice with the hoverglide. If it were a higher performance setup like the GW, you may notice it.

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kbrossel

Since 26 Aug 2012
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PostTue Sep 26, 17 12:21 pm    Wing Repair Reply with quote

Had a similar problem. Damage was similar to first photo with the wingtip split at the end. Went to a local auto parts store and got some 3M BONDO, Fiberglass Resin Jelly Kit, $22. Followed instructions, something I usually don't do, and the repair looks good.

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AC

Since 04 Jul 2012
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PostWed Sep 27, 17 2:21 am     Reply with quote

Funny. I had the same problem, and my wings are green also! I don't recall hitting anything either. My repair: I just used marine grade epoxy from Tum-a-Lum, and scotch tape. Tape released easily the next day, a little sanding, and all went well.

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