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!