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Old 06-05-2015, 10:22 AM
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Default Keep it up

Looking good Sam, It won't be long.
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Old 06-06-2015, 05:13 PM
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Default Looks great!

What kind of primer?
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Old 06-19-2015, 01:05 PM
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Default DuPont Veriprime 516S primer

I started using Dupont Veriprime towards the end of my RV-6 project and have continued it with my RV-8. It seems very quick and easy and relatively inexpensive. I mix up very small batches, and I mix it thin so it covers a large area and flows out very thin. I then brush it on with sponge brushes. I find that after cleanup with laquer thinner, I can reuse the mixing cup and also the sponge brush. It dries very quick and I can start dimpling and rivited almost immediately. It follows my parts de-buring and edge cleanup for all of my aluminum parts and skins, before any dimpling or riviting. I look at it like a 'wash primer' and will brush it on after I scotch bright (non polished parts) and degrease with i good cleanser. If you apply after dimpling, the dimples will squeeze extra primer out and can cause drips.

This process seems to be great for protecting parts during the build from scratches and corrosion.

Making progress on my fuselage!



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Old 06-20-2015, 04:07 AM
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I used Veriprime on the internal surfaces of my Rocket project and loved it. That was 1998-2000. By the time I started my RV-7 in late 2011, Veriprime was no longer available in California.
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Old 08-18-2015, 11:06 PM
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Default Painting steel parts

Before I start final assembly of my fuselage I cleaned up my tailwheel fork, bracket and spring. Built a simple paint hood and put on some primer (Dupont Variprime) and some white topcoat (single stage polyurethane Imron left over from my last project).



It had been awhile since I applied top coat. But it seemed to go well. I had some extra paint in the gun so I got the rudder pedals too.



I went to the local paint shop to check prices and colors for the rest of my airplane and they told me you can get the old Imron anymore. So I gotta find a new system.



If I want to stick with a polyurethane, what do you all recommend?
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Old 08-20-2015, 09:21 AM
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Default Imron on eBay

Sam; Here is a 1 Gallon kit on eBay item number:281777882002
Also listed are several gallons of red, yellow and black plus activators, additives
and solids.
Wear a full suit and fresh air hood with that stuff. I have used it and it is great paint.
Jerry
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Old 08-20-2015, 10:59 AM
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Default Any new paint that works as well as polyurethane?

I used Ditzler Durathane polyurethane in 1989 to paint my RV-4 and the paint still looks great.

Any new type of paint out there that holds up as well? I'm about to start painting the interior of my under construction RV-7A...
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Old 10-21-2015, 01:53 PM
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Default Tailwheel Frames

A quick update on my fuselage. I have installed the tailwheel spring bracket. Used some leftover tank sealant to fay seal. Also final drilled my engine mount into the firewall. Seems to be going together pretty well.





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Old 02-22-2016, 01:23 PM
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Default The wings and tail have been fitted!

The last few week have been busy fitting wings and tail. the wings are hanging on 4 drift pins per side. Have drilled out rear spar and tank attach. Now finishing up flap fairings. I've been able to run flaps on internal battery power. I had similar issues that other have had with flap fairings, but things turned out OK.

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PA-23-150 N2108P restored flown and sold
RV-8 "Bad Blue" under construction
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Old 09-20-2016, 12:34 PM
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Default Cowling Intake Ramps

I've got the cowling all fitted and last night I installed the intake ramps. I'm starting to like the epoxy resin. Most of my experience has been with polyester resin, but this epoxy seems to flow out well, and cure quickly. I'll be trimming and sanding tonight.



I have also made some progress on the panel. I originally made the cutouts for a non-touch G3X with GDU370 in the center. But when the Garmin G5 came out, I made the switch. And will feed the autopilot with GPS data from an old GPSMAP 196. I can always put a GMU370 in later.

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RV-8 "Bad Blue" under construction
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