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Re: How to glass

the weight of the cloth has less to do with the way it will conform to compound curves then the type of weave, looseness of weave and size of the tow. the standard boat cloth with it's plain weave is the worst. the cloth with the smaller tow numbers will form to a smaller radius. using a loose 4x4 twill or 4 harness satin weave works much easier. also orientate the cloth so the weave is at 45 degrees to the curved surface and it will lay around the curve easily. one of the best cloths for compound curves is #7725. it is a modified 2x2 twill with a very loose weave about 8 oz.

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