(TIPS) I did three things different this time. First, I used 15" wide strips of glass and I marked them with tape, cutting down the middle. The tape keeps them from unraveling at the edge. I cut the tape off once it was laid up on the strut so I could adjust groups of fibers individually.
Second, I raised the strut which put it at a more comfortable level to work on and allowed me more room to deal with the glass wrapping underneath. I still couldn't get to the 1/8" gap the plans want you to try to achieve. Frankly, I don't see how anyone can do that. I did the best I could and then sanded the rough edges I had to a nice fade into the strut.
And third, I made sure to apply fresh epoxy right before each subsequent ply after the first.. This allowed the glass to be moved around easier to get it aligned correctly without sticking to the previous ply.
|2nd set of 4ply layups complete, peel ply on.....Wheeew!!|
(Note the new wall sign I got for Christmas for encouragement)