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Filling & Sanding in general„Fairing a curve is one of the hardest things to do when prepping for a new paint job. “ „Its by far, the hardest and most timeconsuming element of boat restoration and the learning curve is steep.“ Flexicat Tools 2
About us Flexicat fairing tools have brought the pain of fairing a perfect curve and flat surfaces within reach of just about anyone. Both concave and convex surfaces are equallyattainable with the same tools and the result is anear perfect surface after a single application of fairing filler. Flexicat Tools 3
History of the company2007 Establishment of the company2008 Red Dot Award2009 The Million Business Idea2010 Distribution to more than 40 countries20112012 New product line with the dust extraction Flexicat Tools 4
ApplicationWhen fairing a curved surface, the application ofthe fairing filler often gets overlooked.The old stand-by is to use plastic spreaders to applythe filler using your hands and eyes to figure outthe proper amount and placement of the filler.The next step is to sand the surface using a flexiblefairing board to sand the surface fair. In this scenario, it is the fairing board that doesthe lions share of the work. Flexicat Tools 5
FLEXICAT TOOLSThe tools are identical except for the hook and loopsurface on the sanding tool. The construction of the tools are unique to the industry.Its basically a flexible surface with a handle at each end to “drive” the tool. Flexicat Tools 7
FLEXICAT TOOLSWhen conforming the traditional long board to acurved surface, uneven pressure is put at the endsof the tool. This creates an imperfect surface.In other words, if youre sanding the side of acurved hull with a long board, when you look at thesandpaper youve been using, youll see that itsclogged up at each end, but the middle portion ofthe paper is pretty clean. Thats because thepressure is directly under where your hands are. Flexicat Tools 9
FLEXICAT TOOLSWhat Flexicat tools do, by use of a double gimbaledconstruction, is spread the pressure evenly over thewhole sanding surface of the tool. Instead of yoursand paper getting loaded up at the outer ends andthe middle portion under performing, the fullsurface of the sandpaper is making equal contacton the work surface. Flexicat Tools 10
FLEXICAT TOOLSFor professionals and DIYs alike, the expense ofthe tools are more than offset by the savings in materials and man hours. Flexicat Tools 11
Apply it once, sand it once, thats it.Imagine a world where you can mix up your filler,glop it onto the surface of the boat, then take the filling tool and, with a single pass, have it evenly and perfectly applied without requiring multiple rounds of filling, then sanding, then filling, then sanding... Youre done.The surface is fair and youre ready to move on to the next step in the painting process. www.flexicat-tools.com The easiest way to perfect surfaces Flexicat Tools 12