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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2016, 10:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,171
Posted By KTM520guy
UHMW tape

Does anybody have a source for the UHMW tape that Bob Avery used to sell?

Thanks
Forum: Painting your RV 11-04-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,377
Posted By KTM520guy
I use welding rods with hooks bent at each end to...

I use welding rods with hooks bent at each end to hang parts. Nice and heavy duty. Painting up and down will swing the parts much less than side to side.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2015, 10:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,582
Posted By KTM520guy
Don't do it before you get your plane painted. It...

Don't do it before you get your plane painted. It will seep out of seems for years, easily ruining a paint job. When you do spray it remember that a little goes a LONG way. More is not better.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-16-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 54,503
Posted By KTM520guy
The problem with the step is the gusset. When you...

The problem with the step is the gusset. When you step down a lot of stress is placed at one small spot. That's where the crack...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2015, 11:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,638
Posted By KTM520guy
I had a customer with a cracked step. It was a...

I had a customer with a cracked step. It was a toss up weather to fix the original step or replace it. I went for the replacement. The time needed to do the work would have been about the same either...
Forum: Painting your RV 10-04-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,993
Posted By KTM520guy
I love the PPS cups. They are the best thing...

I love the PPS cups. They are the best thing since sliced bread.

Click on this link to find the cup adapter needed for your spray gun.
http://terrys.net/ppsadapter.htm

ETA - That link doesn't list...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 872
Posted By KTM520guy
For just the base color I would buy 2 gallons of...

For just the base color I would buy 2 gallons of paint, 2 gallons of hardener, and 1 gallon of reducer. The mix is 1:1 plus 10-15% reducer for the paint that I buy. Not all of it would be used so I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,696
Posted By KTM520guy
Modern Imron is not the same as Imron of old. You...

Modern Imron is not the same as Imron of old. You can color sand and buff if you want to. Around 1500 grit will work good. Get yourself a bottle of Farecla Total to buff with. That stuff is great....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2015, 10:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,060
Posted By KTM520guy
Purple gas is some good stuff. VP still makes it....

Purple gas is some good stuff. VP still makes it. For the Reno guys they make a fuel called VP Air Race. It's 127-160.
Forum: Painting your RV 06-18-2015, 10:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 12,171
Posted By KTM520guy
I've been using JetGlo/Acryglo for over 20 years,...

I've been using JetGlo/Acryglo for over 20 years, I feel old now :(. Back when I started it was Pratt & Lambert paint. It's great stuff and the best you can put on your plane.

A big down side to...
Forum: Painting your RV 06-15-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,231
Posted By KTM520guy
Wash wish soap is the first step. I use Eldorado...

Wash wish soap is the first step. I use Eldorado ED-500. Anything similar is good.

Wash with the etch second. Lightly scrub with scotchbrite while the etch is on the skin. Rinse very well.

Lastly...
Forum: Painting your RV 06-14-2015, 10:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,231
Posted By KTM520guy
I haven't used that product specifically but it...

I haven't used that product specifically but it looks like the surface needed to be cleaner and the DX503 needed more time before rinsing. I'm at a loss with the blue streaks. When I get streaks they...
Forum: Painting your RV 06-14-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,191
Posted By KTM520guy
Fisheyes can be an easy problem to solve or a...

Fisheyes can be an easy problem to solve or a hard one.

To start, the surface you intend to paint needs to be clean. A good quality wax and grease remover along with lint fee rags is...
Forum: Painting your RV 05-22-2015, 11:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,294
Posted By KTM520guy
If you are unfamiliar with Jet Glo then 10%...

If you are unfamiliar with Jet Glo then 10% reducer is a good place to start. As you gain experience with the paint you can adjust the amount to suit your tastes. The -701 reducer, medium...
Forum: Fiberglass 10-04-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,520
Posted By KTM520guy
I actually like doing wheel pant repairs. If you...

I actually like doing wheel pant repairs. If you can save most of the pieces, I can usually make it look new again.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,213
Posted By KTM520guy
Nothing good comes out of a rattle can. :D My...

Nothing good comes out of a rattle can. :D

My new favorite primer is Akzo Nobel 2111. It's good stuff and doesn't come off.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,895
Posted By KTM520guy
Cessna sells a product labeled "Aerodynamic...

Cessna sells a product labeled "Aerodynamic Filler" What you get is a over priced can of Dyna Lite. Wich is just Bondo.
Forum: RV-10 04-17-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,045
Posted By KTM520guy
I have had 3 RV's in the shop in the past year...

I have had 3 RV's in the shop in the past year that had the scoop on the lower cowl be removable. In my opinion it's a fantastic idea. Makes getting the lower cowl on or off so easy, even a caveman...
Forum: RV-12 03-19-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,499
Posted By KTM520guy
3 hp is a little light. 5hp with at least 30 gal...

3 hp is a little light. 5hp with at least 30 gal will give you better results.

A lot of lower end HVLP spray guns are not really HVLP. Even with a high end HVLP gun, getting a good finish will take...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,555
Posted By KTM520guy
General rule of thumb is, two-thirds the size of...

General rule of thumb is, two-thirds the size of the area your going to put it in.

E.T.A. A size that works well is 21 inch diameter.
Forum: Fiberglass 03-03-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,355
Posted By KTM520guy
Pin holes in the wheel fairings is completely...

Pin holes in the wheel fairings is completely normal. They used to be better but now I think of them as one big pin hole. The good thing is that now with the first coat of primer applied you can now...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 62,256
Posted By KTM520guy
The biggest concern is all the button head...

The biggest concern is all the button head rivets. It's hard to get the vinyl get in tight to it. When bubbles form they will start there. Cessna had these problems when they used vinyl for stripes...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-18-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,585
Posted By KTM520guy
Haikus are easy But sometimes they don't make...

Haikus are easy
But sometimes they don't make sense
Refrigerator
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-17-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,421
Posted By KTM520guy
1050 with pants and paint.

1050 with pants and paint.
Forum: RV-12 02-11-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,202
Posted By KTM520guy
Here is what I do. For this example let's say the...

Here is what I do. For this example let's say the screws holding an inspection panel are in question.

I totally remove most of the screws and loosen the remaining ones. If you want your screws heads...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-06-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 688
Views: 239,411
Posted By KTM520guy
I'll give you your first taste for free. After...

I'll give you your first taste for free. After that it will cost ya. Everybody always pays in the end. lol
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-06-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 688
Views: 239,411
Posted By KTM520guy
15 minutes? Ain't nobody got time for that. I'm...

15 minutes? Ain't nobody got time for that. I'm thinking more like 1 minute. Got to use the good stuff.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,652
Posted By KTM520guy
Something to think about for an RV-10. Use...

Something to think about for an RV-10. Use Zolatone for upper part of the cabin. It has a textured finish and hides the fiberglass well (saves on prep time).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,652
Posted By KTM520guy
Jet Flex is easy to apply and the HF spray gun...

Jet Flex is easy to apply and the HF spray gun will work great for it. When you spray Jet Flex it may not look great right after you spray but give it a little time and it will lay down and look...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,342
Posted By KTM520guy
To stiffen mine I used the cut out piece from the...

To stiffen mine I used the cut out piece from the cowling. Just trimmed it a little bit to fit. My latch is a piano hinge. I open the door from inside the front baggage compartment.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,342
Posted By KTM520guy
Looks good. I did that to my 8A. I really like...

Looks good.

I did that to my 8A. I really like that look.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,514
Posted By KTM520guy
Here is some stuff that I used to fill seams on...

Here is some stuff that I used to fill seams on my 8A.

Sherwin Williams
FILL BOND
EP007S
http://www.swaerospace.com/products/brands/fill-bond/
It's an epoxy that can easily be painted over. It's a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,514
Posted By KTM520guy
RTV has silicone in it. Your paint will not stick...

RTV has silicone in it. Your paint will not stick to it. The silicone will also cause problems for any future painting projects.
Forum: Primers 12-12-2013, 11:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,644
Posted By KTM520guy
I always etch. It's the best way. When your done...

I always etch. It's the best way. When your done with the etch you also get the side benifit that your surface is nice and clean. Clean is always good.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2013, 05:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,383
Posted By KTM520guy
Those are some nice looking wings! If I spent 30...

Those are some nice looking wings!

If I spent 30 hrs. on one little part I would not be in business very long. The whole set of glass parts on an RV takes me about 20-24 hrs to get ready for paint....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2013, 08:49 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,383
Posted By KTM520guy
Here is what I would do. 1: Sand smooth with...

Here is what I would do.

1: Sand smooth with 180 grit paper.
2: Eyeball for pinholes.
3: Fill any you see. I use Evercoat "Glaze Coat" P/n 417
4: Sand the filler
5: Prime with PPG K36 primer. It's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2013, 08:29 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,383
Posted By KTM520guy
That part looks pretty good. I would say ready to...

That part looks pretty good. I would say ready to paint in a half day. Only 20 minutes of work the rest is dry time for primer.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2013, 10:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,753
Posted By KTM520guy
The quality of the wheel pants has most certainly...

The quality of the wheel pants has most certainly slipped over the years. They used to fit together fairly well had few pin holes. The current issue wheel pants I think are built up with 100%...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2013, 06:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,531
Posted By KTM520guy
Until the fire starts. :eek:

Until the fire starts. :eek:
Forum: Texas (North) 10-13-2013, 01:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,428
Posted By KTM520guy
At GPM you get to a spot on the ramp. You then...

At GPM you get to a spot on the ramp. You then can get on a waiting list for covered parking. Once there you can get on a waiting list for a hanger that floods. Once there you can get on a waiting...
Forum: Primers 10-10-2013, 06:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,147
Posted By KTM520guy
It won't hurt anything at this point. When the...

It won't hurt anything at this point. When the time comes to do the finish painting, all the primer overspray on the surfaces needs to be removed.
Forum: Texas (South) 09-30-2013, 03:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 606
Posted By KTM520guy
There is a pretty good shop just north of you. :)

There is a pretty good shop just north of you. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2013, 10:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,096
Posted By KTM520guy
Prices are a lot higher than I remember. I liked...

Prices are a lot higher than I remember. I liked the AR-15 style grip better. :(
Forum: Primers 08-31-2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,459
Posted By KTM520guy
Back in the 1970's Cessna and Piper both started...

Back in the 1970's Cessna and Piper both started using self-etching primers to speed up the painting process, thus saving money. If you follow the spec for the primer all is good. Self-etching primer...
Forum: Primers 08-31-2013, 07:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,459
Posted By KTM520guy
This is the best way. I do a couple of things...

This is the best way. I do a couple of things slightly different. I don't dry between the etch rinse and the alodine and right before priming I will clean the surface with a lint free cloth and MEK....
Forum: Primers 08-30-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,459
Posted By KTM520guy
Acid etch or scotchbrite?....Get both.

Acid etch or scotchbrite?....Get both.
Forum: Painting your RV 08-11-2013, 08:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,573
Posted By KTM520guy
The only system I have used that wanted to be...

The only system I have used that wanted to be reprimed was Courtaulds (bought out by PPG in 2000). With U.S. Paint Alumi-Grip (now Akzo Nobel) and Jet-Glo (Sherwin Williams) just sand your primer...
Forum: Painting your RV 08-11-2013, 05:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,573
Posted By KTM520guy
I very lightly scuff my primer then paint...

I very lightly scuff my primer then paint directly to it. No sealers are needed with aviation specific paint systems.
Forum: Painting your RV 08-11-2013, 11:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,573
Posted By KTM520guy
I use a Sherwin Williams high solids epoxy primer...

I use a Sherwin Williams high solids epoxy primer from their military line. The price is very reasonable and one can (plus hardener and reducer) is enough to prime two small RV's. RV-10's need just a...
Forum: Painting your RV 08-11-2013, 08:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,573
Posted By KTM520guy
Along with helping prevent corrosion, alodine...

Along with helping prevent corrosion, alodine helps the primer stick. Paint likes to stick to primer. Painting without primer will lead to paint failure. The weight you will save will be very small....
Forum: Painting your RV 07-15-2013, 05:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,759
Posted By KTM520guy
Years ago I had a guy come by the shop looking to...

Years ago I had a guy come by the shop looking to have a repair done. Now the whole plane was base/clear. The thing was the repair had already been done, he just didn't like it for some reason. Upon...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2013, 04:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,337
Posted By KTM520guy
An RV8 based autogyro would be neat. I will say...

An RV8 based autogyro would be neat. I will say though that modern autogyros don't have any soul. This on the other hand is full of win. [ed. Agreed!!! ...
Forum: Painting your RV 07-13-2013, 03:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,759
Posted By KTM520guy
Base coat weighs next to nothing. When sprayed,...

Base coat weighs next to nothing. When sprayed, it's layer is thin, thin, thin. The weight comes the clear coat. That's also what has your shine and durability. Clear buffs very well. It's made to....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2013, 10:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,515
Posted By KTM520guy
Electric bug zapper. Mud daubers love them. When...

Electric bug zapper. Mud daubers love them. When a fly hits it you get a quick POW! and it's done. Mud daubers kinda go...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-27-2013, 08:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,443
Posted By KTM520guy
I have painted several airplanes in makeshift...

I have painted several airplanes in makeshift paint booths as pictured above in my career. From RV's to small jets. Couple of tips. First, if you have a tail wheel, place a small saw horse under it....
Forum: RV-12 05-23-2013, 10:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,436
Posted By KTM520guy
You will save time and money by painting as many...

You will save time and money by painting as many parts as you can at one time. Two quick examples. First, every time you spray paint some small amount that you mixed is left over. Mixed paint does...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,488
Posted By KTM520guy
As someone who has had the opportunity to install...

As someone who has had the opportunity to install these for others, I can't say if the new design is any better. It's definitely less work for me. That's not good. I need new shoes.

:D

Tongue...
Forum: Texas (North) 05-15-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,798
Posted By KTM520guy
Addison airport,as a whole, does not really like...

Addison airport,as a whole, does not really like general aviation that much. If you could fly your Lear or Gulfstream in, they would be much more friendly.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2013, 11:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,375
Posted By KTM520guy
http://ct.fra.bz/ol/fz/sw/i53/5/5/23/frabz-TAKE-MY...

http://ct.fra.bz/ol/fz/sw/i53/5/5/23/frabz-TAKE-MY-MONEY-637757.jpg
Forum: Primers 04-26-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,690
Posted By KTM520guy
IMHO nothing good comes in a spray can. I'm...

IMHO nothing good comes in a spray can. I'm biased so your mileage may vary.
Forum: Painting your RV 04-05-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,209
Posted By KTM520guy
Art and Homer closed up shop a couple of years...

Art and Homer closed up shop a couple of years ago. They had been around for a long time. Good people, sad to see them go.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2013, 11:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,757
Posted By KTM520guy
I have that tool and it does a poor job of...

I have that tool and it does a poor job of removing the the pins. This is the tool you are looking for.

http://www.frozencpu.com/images/products/main/slt-01.jpg
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