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Re: fillets & tape edges
Posted by Jim E on Feb 8, 2007
You'll need to handle the tape carefully after you cut the edges off. The 'piping' effect is because the 'weft' thread is continous and loops back each time it reaches the edge. It prevents the tape from unraveling, but creates that thick edge. You could cut it after the tape is wetted out. Try a sample first.
While you have the scissors out, D.I.Y. tape made by bias-cutting strips of glass cloth holds together pretty well, and can adapt to corners and curves too. Here's a link to a CLC shop tip about it.
Bias Weave Fiberglass
In Response to: Re: fillets & tape edges by ndeanmoseyjr on Feb 8, 2007