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Old 11-26-2014, 06:22 PM
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Originally Posted by humptybump View Post
If you are only doing one job, you might ask your buddies if there is one to be borrowed. That said, I find I am doing more and more finish projects so I splurged for a dewalt variable speed with soft start (avoids some of the compound flinging)
And you can even tell her it was on sale....

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Old 04-28-2017, 10:53 AM
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Default Thanks, Dan

I'm so glad I found Dan's awesome thread. Years ago I painted my plane with PPG Durathane and results were pretty bad in the orange peel department. I put the stuff on pretty thick so after reading this thread, I have hope that I can fix it. Since the original paint job, I have modified my cowling for a different exhaust system, and have been flying it in primer. Sadly, it appears that Durathane is no longer manufactured, which is sad because it has been fantastically durable and is highly chemical resistant. I have been looking for something similar but all I can find is Imron 3.5 HG at $255 per quart. Ungggh! Any suggestions would be highly appreciated since painting weather is rapidly approaching
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Old 04-28-2017, 11:25 AM
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PPG Deltron DBC basecoat and DCU2021 clear is holding up very well at 6 years into the game.
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Old 04-28-2017, 12:48 PM
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Thanks for the tip but I'm going to stick with the single stage polyurethane paint. It's just plain white.
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