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Posted By: Rich Pendleton
Posted On: Wednesday October 14, 2020 at 9:33 PM
 
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I built and sold a lot of Mikansue kits years ago.
Their castings could be pretty bad. I use files (many different ones) and sandpaper, as well as a scribing tool to rescribe door lines, etc. It takes good eyes, a steady hand, patience, and lots of experience. I use very little filler. Sometimes I would use solder to fill gaps but you have to be careful or you can melt the metal. As long as you don't put on too much, the high build primer can be helpful but as it cures over time some defects can show up again.
The only Mikansue I kept was the Metropolitan. I'll post some photos soon if I don't forget. I remember it's casting was very bad.

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Help needed with metal working (pics) by David Holcombe #28940
That looks like a pretty poor casting with lots of defects. I would by Ken Spear #28940.1
I built and sold a lot of Mikansue kits years ago. by Rich Pendleton #28940.2
Thank you, gentlemen. I think I'll put this one aside for now. (EOM) by David Holcombe #28940.2.1
Perhaps the worst I ever saw from them was their Avanti. by Harvey Goranson #28940.2.2




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