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Old 09-19-2019, 07:03 PM
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hi all,
my 12 will be flying by summer and it will be moved to the hangar in a month. i have the opportunity to have the a&p at my airport paint my plane [in pieces] after i do all the prep, either in his hangar or at home in my heated shop [not fuselege] seems like a great opportunity this coming winter.
i covered and painted all but finish coat on my last plane but i don't even know what i don't know about modern paints and prepping metal planes.
anyone in my area in the next 2 months going to be prepping their plane for the paint shop. i would love to spent a day with you helping and soaking up all i can .
i live in n. wi., 70 miles northwest of wausau. if something can be worked out please pm me.
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Old 09-19-2019, 10:00 PM
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a tad too late here. Should be doing the last two sets of spraying this weekend adn early next week. Happy to answer questions though,

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Old 09-20-2019, 09:23 AM
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larry, i pm'd you.
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Old 09-21-2019, 06:11 AM
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When John Stahr painted my 12, we took a scotchbright wheel in an air drill and hit every rivet head from two directions, 90 degrees apart. He then sanded the aluminum in between the rivet rows with a pad sander and scotchbright pad until the water sheeted off. That was the only prep we did.
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