Iím about to put paint on my -8.
The windshield is installed (sikaflex) and iíve painted the dashboard underneath it in black (matt).
The aircraft will be painted white with a thin blue stripe, starting at mid-canopy, going aft. Clearcoat will go on top.
Iím wondering if a white cowling and upper fwd fuse-skin will produce glare in the windshield or not.
Some of you have painted that portion, fwd of the windshield, black to prevent glare. Some of you didnít. Some of you have dark colour paint scheme anyway, whilst some of you donít.
Is the angle/inclination of the windshield steep enough not to worry about it at all, or is it a huge problem?
Iím interested in the experience from you guys already flying out there on this topic.
I did put this thread in here and not in the ďpaintĒ category on purpose, because an -8 is an -8 and not a -3, -4, -6, -7, -9, -10, -12 or a -14.
Fwd of the windshield all RVís are pretty much all the same, but not.
Thanks for your input!
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