Sears JetWind refurb

JerryP

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Bought a very old Sears Jetwind this morning.
Pretty beat up, and water logged. Stripped the plastic off, and making a lot of ants homeless
.Plan is to repair the foam damage, after it dries out. And then glass over it. I was going to build something, but this is an exact fit for me, so for 75.00, the foam, and few piece of hardware make it worth doing.
does anyone have any ideas of what foam to use to repair the any damage? The
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Bought a very old Sears Jetwind this morning.
Pretty beat up, and water logged. Stripped the plastic off, and making a lot of ants homeless
.Plan is to repair the foam damage, after it dries out. And then glass over it. I was going to build something, but this is an exact fit for me, so for 75.00, the foam, and few piece of hardware make it worth doing.
does anyone have any ideas of what foam to use to repair the any damage? The View attachment 32053View attachment 32054
I have an old Super Snark; identical construction (ABS plastic over styrofoam). To fill missing foam, I’ve had good success taking chunks of styrofoam from packaging or coolers, putting it in a blender, and mixing it with a 2-part epoxy in a disposable cup. Fill in all the gaps quickly (before the epoxy sets up) and let it cure. Then, sand down your repairs so they are flush with the surface. Then, you can cover it with fiberglass cloth + 2-part epoxy resin. It will end up a little heavier, but it will be much more durable and still will be easy to repair.
 
They might, but be careful: some of them are made from cornstarch these days. This is much better for the environment, but because the cornstarch is plant based, it can rot when wet and is an attractive snack for bugs. Old school styrofoam would be best. Incidentally, the blender came out of the exchange unharmed; just needed a good wash.
 
Here are some photos of the repairs. Ugly, but perfectly sound. I quick coat of paint has fixed them up.
 

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