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Zenith 750 Cruzer Cutting the fiberglass cloth on a 45 degree angle.
   
Zenith 750 Cruzer Cut into strips. The next step, not shown, is to completely soak each piece with the resin.
   
Zenith 750 Cruzer A thin layer of Vasaline is spread on the whole area as a release agent.
   
Zenith 750 Cruzer There are two layers of fiberglass cloth and a top layer of peel ply, which is just aircraft fabric. The peel ply gives the glass cloth a smoother finish which makes it easier to prep for paint.

After these two layers cure, I will remove the peel ply and then use filler to smooth the edge where the windshield meets the airframe. Then one or maybe two more layer of glass will go on top of that. Should be nice.

   
Zenith 750 Cruzer This is the first time making fiberglass fairings by myself. When I made the tail fairing, I had the help and guidance of my neighbor (a Velocity builder) who is an expert with fiberglass.
   
Zenith 750 Cruzer To make this fairing, I discussed the procedure with him again to make sure I knew how to do it, but it's a lot different 'flying solo'.

Hopefully this turns out as a usable piece.