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Old 06-22-2018, 02:20 PM
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Default Fibreglass primer

I'd appreciate suggestions for a good fibreglass primer. I've had a suggestion for SPI but it doesn't seem readily available in Canada. It has to be compatible with UV Smooth Prime.
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Old 06-22-2018, 02:56 PM
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I'd appreciate suggestions for a good fibreglass primer. I've had a suggestion for SPI but it doesn't seem readily available in Canada. It has to be compatible with UV Smooth Prime.
I've been using the Kirker epoxy primer -

https://www.autobodytoolmart.com/kir...r-p-12620.aspx

I think they will ship to Canada - it looks like you may be closer to them than I am in Arizona.
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Use the same primer you will use when painting the plane.

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Old 06-22-2018, 03:42 PM
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Use the same primer you will use when painting the plane.

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I'm going to have the plane professionally done (to be determined who exactly) so I don't know that info Carl.
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Old 06-22-2018, 03:45 PM
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I've been using the Kirker epoxy primer -

https://www.autobodytoolmart.com/kir...r-p-12620.aspx

I think they will ship to Canada - it looks like you may be closer to them than I am in Arizona.
Thank you Gil. I will look into this one.
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Old 06-22-2018, 04:02 PM
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https://www.napacanada.com/en/p/DSSHEPSG?ref=MA==

Does this look appropriate?
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Old 06-22-2018, 05:33 PM
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Thank you Gil. I will look into this one.
I forgot to mention they do a white colour, which I think looks better if you want to test fly before final paint.
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Old 06-22-2018, 07:17 PM
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I'm going to have the plane professionally done (to be determined who exactly) so I don't know that info Carl.
If you haven't picked a painter, just get the contours right, fill the pinholes, and wait until you pick your painter. Once you pick your painter, he may have a product line he wants you to use if you do any further prep work.
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Old 06-22-2018, 08:48 PM
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If you haven't picked a painter, just get the contours right, fill the pinholes, and wait until you pick your painter. Once you pick your painter, he may have a product line he wants you to use if you do any further prep work.
I tried that with a couple of local painters and they all said the same thing.

Use an epoxy primer if you want to fly it first.

They didn't seem to be fussy about a particular one.
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