How I prime my internal structure
Hi all. I have done a lot of research on priming and painting. A lot of that research was done right here on this forum. To prime or not to prime?
IMHO, for my local environment, I think a minimum is that I need to prime mated surfaces.
I did that on my rudder, elevator, and HS. I did that using a rattle can etch from Napa. I was looking for something a little less toxic and thought I could use the time spent priming the parts to learn how to how to use a painting spray gun. Hmmm. Maybe I can learn how to spray well enough to paint the aircraft when it is all done.
Open to constructive criticism.
But, not looking to start any prime debate here.
Started working on the Tailcone. Attached is what the part looks like after the Stewart Systems EkoClean, EkoEtch, and EkoPrime. Took a little time, but it looks great. And the white should help me see any rust that might pop up.
I poured some car gas on a primed test part and left it in the sun all day.
No evident deterioration of the primer was noticed.