September 17, 2003
on churning, grinding, gluing, and attaching cockpit panels.
material is peel ply (dacron).
This is removed after the polyester resin dries and leaves
a smooth surface.
we used was white gel coat, so to keep the base color the
same, we used
white pigment in the resin. The firewall between the fuel
tank and the dashboard has been rebuilt
after the mold is made, will be reinstalled in 068.
mold is about to have a part made in it. The firewall got
a coat of orange tooling gel.
This is the harder gel coat used in mold making.
am laying up the first dashboard. One is for 068 and one is
is made. The color is translucent because neutral gel coat
The factory made some of the panels with neutral gel coat,
including the dash.
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