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Old 09-23-2014, 05:08 PM
rv8gibbo rv8gibbo is offline
 
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Hi guys,
I'm about to send my 8 to the shop to get the inside sprayed and I would like to know if I should get a heap of screws, blind rivets etc sprayed at the same time ready? Or pressure pack them later?

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Old 09-23-2014, 10:47 PM
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Don't paint the screws, it will encourage slipping and stripping. If you are thinking about painting uninstalled blind rivets, I would suggest your interior is not ready for paint yet. Hold off until everything is riveted in place to avoid damaging the paint
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Old 09-24-2014, 07:51 AM
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Nathan, if you haven't decided yet, I feel it is my duty to suggest a dark colour...much less reflection in the canopy etc.
Think about how you are going to touchup the exposed areas that invariably get scratched.
someday you're going to add another radio, gps, instrument of somekind, requiring chopping a hole somewhere. Can you hide that?
and....
see if you can find a real one, or photos of a high-time -8, and see where the 'rub' zones are.
( can be tough, most guys keep their planes so pristine, you can't tell they've been flown....ever!)
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Old 09-24-2014, 09:35 AM
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Hmmm, there was a thread here a while back where people were posting pics of their "worn" parts. I seem to recall there were not a whole lot, but it did give me some ideas as to where the interior paint might wear.

The automotive industry is using clear plastic protective film on car exteriors now, for example on the rocker panels behind the wheel wells. It seems to be extremely durable stuff - resistant to UV, detergents, scuffs and rock chips. I'm thinking I may use that over parts of the interior where we're likely to be scratching and scuffing paint.
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Old 09-24-2014, 10:30 AM
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Here are several items that may be useful to those doing interior (or exterior) paint and paint protection work:

http://www.flyboyaccessories.com/Pai...Finish-s/8.htm

You'll see paint protection film listed there, and also light grey spray paint that 100% perfectly matches Van's powder coated parts.
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Old 09-24-2014, 02:56 PM
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Color or contrast...

There is something to be said for bare fasteners on a color background.

Shows work has been done ;-)
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Old 09-24-2014, 03:44 PM
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I painted mine with PPG Delta , then assembled , all the rivets and bolts are bare .
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Old 09-24-2014, 05:44 PM
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Zolatone for the interior. It is bulletproof, hides all sort of minor sins and fasteners disappear in the pattern. Use the real stuff, not the spray cans.

It requires a pressure pot, a large nozzle and very good masking. The surface is primed with an epoxy primer and then gets two coats, the second sprayed at 36" from the surface.
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Old 09-25-2014, 05:31 AM
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Many thanks for everybody's suggestions, I'm liking the idea of leaving them left bare! I'm not too sure how much centre section is seen but I may also leave that as is too!

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Old 09-25-2014, 09:13 AM
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Zolatone for the interior. It is bulletproof, hides all sort of minor sins and fasteners disappear in the pattern. Use the real stuff, not the spray cans.

It requires a pressure pot, a large nozzle and very good masking. The surface is primed with an epoxy primer and then gets two coats, the second sprayed at 36" from the surface.
AKA "port-a-potty paint"
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