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View Poll Results: What is your preferred Balsa Wood Sealer
Brodak sanding sealer 13 18.06%
Epoxy 0 0%
Diluted Elmers carpenter glue 3 4.17%
Full strength Elmers carpenter glue 1 1.39%
Lacquer automotive primer 0 0%
Enamel automotive primer 4 5.56%
Water based primer 0 0%
Plain old dope 4 5.56%
CA glue 1 1.39%
Elmers wood filler 25 34.72%
Spackle 1 1.39%
Other 20 27.78%
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Hovering over your name works in Internet Explorer too.
Not sure about Chrome.
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Actually, Doug is 11 and you're 22. Just hover over your name and look at the link that shows at the bottom left of your browser (at least that's where it shows in Firefox). That shows the persons user record number.





Looks like I'm #19. When did YORF start up?
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Looks like I'm #19. When did YORF start up?

June 3, 2004 is when Scott and Buzz "joined" after building the site, but it really kicked off in Feb/March of 2005.
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June 3, 2004 is when Scott and Buzz "joined" after building the site, but it really kicked off in Feb/March of 2005.



Well, I wasn't too late to the party then.
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June 3, 2004 is when Scott and Buzz "joined" after building the site, but it really kicked off in Feb/March of 2005.

It didn't go fully live till the evening of March 8th, 2005.

John Brohm was my first user on 02/19/05. I believe I had him test some things before going live.

Kurt Schachner was next on 03/08/05 followed by Craig McGraw and Buzz McDermott on 03/09/05.
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Hard to believe it's been 15 years, Scott, but very grateful for the hosting and archive services you and YORF provide the hobby. A treasure for sure.

Coming back on topic, I use sanding sealer and butyrate dope to seal nose cones, and Silkspan and Nitrate dope to seal fins.
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+1 to what John said above.

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Thank you for hosting such a great and valuable site for us incurable BARs !
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Cant beat good ole Dope based balsa sealer. My latest build with no primer, just colors. Not perfect, but good enough to fly. Oops, forgot to mention the process. Simple and fast, shaped and sanded fins smooth. Then I brush on one coat of Brodak sealer, let dry 20 min and brush on second coat. I let this dry 45 min and sand smooth and that is it. Since this new balsa is pretty hard I normally don't have to brush on another coat.
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Other. Plastic, ply, fg, Al. The option was not given for laquer sealer with baby powder filler. Always sand balsa before you do the first coat of anything and never use CF!
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