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Old 06-07-2008, 01:13 PM
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Smile Up on the Gear and out of the Shop...

It felt so good to get to this point I just had to post a status update. I still need to do a little tweaking on the canopy frame before I get it powdercoated (I ordered it bare) and make the Big Cut.








(a little plug for SteinAir - they're a great bunch of guys and just down the road from me...)
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Old 06-08-2008, 08:41 PM
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Default Canopy split!

Saturday June 7th saw the splitting of two halves...my canopy is cut!



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Old 06-09-2008, 07:37 AM
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Well since I am having to wait an extra month for the "delivery" of my finish kit and I am out of parts otherwise, I decided to bite the bullet and use the time to paint the interior.

This Saturday I pulled everything I could get out of the cockpit and painted it. I used the Rustoleum Hammered paint in bulk. I thinned it 8oz per quart of Xylol per the directions which proved to be perfect.

This stuff has a learning curve on how you spray it. Too little and you don't get the even hammered apearance, too much and you get what looks like runny metalic paint. There seems to also be a trick to getting the most even coverage. I found that by spraying a medium coat all over and then waiting for about a minute and spraying another medium coat, I had what it took to make a nice even hammered finish. This stuff changes before your eyes so it is difficult to tell what you have until it is done doing it's thing.

Overall it was not hard to figure it out. The results are fantastic! I love this stuff! It seems to be the perfect thing for interiors as it has some hidding ability and seems to be easy to learn how to spray it.

This stuff was able to be handled in about an hour after spraying (95+degrees Saturday). I just let it sit yesturday and cure. It seemed to change a little more from Saturday night till this morning. It took on more of an even hammered finish. I suspect that was the remainder of the solvent evaporating causing this.

I checked for durability a little and this stuff seems to be pretty tough already. Others have reported great toughness so only time will tell.
Here is the finish it produces:



Here are the shots of all the parts I pulled and painted:











Now I am going to take the interior in three steps. I want to do the baggage area first, then the mid section, then the forward section. This is so I can mask, scuff, clean and paint before the surface oxidizes and looses its grip. I will do this in the evenings this week. I don't think I would have enough time in a session to do more than that in one evening session.

Hope the inside goes as good as the removable parts! If it does, I will be a happy man! Wish me luck!
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Old 06-09-2008, 05:41 PM
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Just trying to see if I can get a pix on here. I finished the tail last Feb. I've got the left wing mostly done the right wing going into the jig.
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Old 06-09-2008, 05:42 PM
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Well messed that up. I'll try again.
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Old 06-09-2008, 05:48 PM
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Here we go again. This is my emp kit done.
http://http://img440.imageshack.us/m...ject110jy1.jpg
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Old 06-09-2008, 05:51 PM
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Old 06-10-2008, 07:07 AM
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Well the bird has left the buildings nest, the garage, and gone to the bigger nest , the hangar, to get the final assembly started. A good day all and all, arriving safely at the hangar, and finishing fitting the wings the same day.

Life is good.


Getting everyone to help with the move, Dad, Brother and Wife


Safely in the hangar with wings on for good


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Old 06-10-2008, 10:03 AM
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Rudy:

What is the brand and color number of the red paint?

It sure is purdy.

Jekyll
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Old 06-11-2008, 12:07 AM
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Thanks, yip it is a 'hot' red, isn't it?

Auto Paint: Car make= MG Rover, Colour=Hot Red , model year=?2003? I think. It is on the auto paint colour charts.
For Reference the silver trim is from the same year and model same car, but can't remember the name of it.

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