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Old 03-29-2019, 09:08 AM
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Hi folks...
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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Old 03-29-2019, 09:20 AM
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The short answer; no glare issue from the top of the fusleage or cowl.

If you mount a white GPS antenna on top of the glare shield however, it needs to be covered with a piece of dark cloth or the reflection will drive you crazy.

Carl
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Old 03-29-2019, 09:21 AM
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We owned a bright yellow 8. Area In front of windscreen was yellow. Absolutely no glare issues.
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Old 03-29-2019, 09:23 AM
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I'm unpainted and get lots of glare off the wings; none off the nose.
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Old 03-29-2019, 11:59 AM
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No glare of my shiny white cowling. For glare off the cowling to be a problem, the sun would have to be at a pretty low angle and would be blasting directly into your eyes. Not THAT can be a problem when flying Eastbound just after sunrise.
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Old 04-03-2019, 05:08 AM
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My 8 is bright sunburnt orange, super shinny, no issues
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Old 04-03-2019, 06:28 AM
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The short answer; no glare issue from the top of the fusleage or cowl.

If you mount a white GPS antenna on top of the glare shield however, it needs to be covered with a piece of dark cloth or the reflection will drive you crazy.

Carl
I agree with Carl 100%. I too have a white plane and covered the white antennas on the top of my glareshield with black cloth.

I also painted my instrument panel with a flat grey textured paint and have had no glare issues.
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