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    blue70beetle
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    I’m installing the galley flat tomorrow and I need some clarification on the epoxy process.

    The manual says to use epoxy thickened with wood flour, but to brush it into the joints at the front of the galley flat in the bulkhead. This seems a little odd, because the thickened epoxy doesn’t have much of a “brushable” consistency.

    Do I use unthickened epoxy to make the joints and then use thickened epoxy for the fillets?

    #2046
    ArtisticAdam
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    Dry fit first to make sure it fits well. Then mix up Thickened epoxy with wood flour for the “tabs” and the surfaces of the bulkhead that touch the galley flat. I put the epoxy on the bulkhead tabs/edges without adding any to the galley flat. This way moving the galley flat into place will reduce the chance of smearing epoxy where you don’t want it. I agree that thickened epoxy doesn’t really brush on… it’s more like spreading a layer of frosting on a cake. Once the galley is in place clean up any drips or smears. You will later fillet between the galley flat and bulkhead on the bulkhead side.

    also keep in mind that you want to be as neat and clean as possible. drips of epoxy on the galley side of the bulkhead cannot be cleaned up once the galley flat is in place.

    Hope this helps.

    #2048
    blue70beetle
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    Yep, that helps! I finished dry-fitting last night and masked as needed this morning, and I’ll go ahead and epoxy it in place tonight.

    Thanks!

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