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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

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  1. I have some that's 5/8" OD and 5/16+" ID PM a snailmail address and i'll send a piece. JIm I buy it from McMaster
  2. Vacuum Pump

    MIne is a Gast dry vane pump of about 3/4 HP. It'll pull about 25" and 7 CFM. It's not quiet, but seems OK with running for hours. I tried a small gast diapragm pump and didn't find it worked well on anything but a small perfect bag.
  3. Epoxy with uv inhibitors

    I've had OK luck with traditional marine spar varnish over epoxy. 8 coats minimum. I like Epifanes. It's higher in solids, so it builds more quickly. If exposed to sun, plan on a refresher coat every three months.
  4. Grinding gel coat in a corner

    I don't know what radius you need to get to, but there are 1" sanding drums which i've used with a corded drill and 6-12" extension shafts to clean up corners and fillets. If I got a decent scuffing on solid gelcoat, I'd be happy bonding glass over that. I would not need to remove it all.