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Old 05-06-2018, 07:14 PM
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Default My RV-12 is painted!! Finally!

Well, almost a year to the day after my first flight, my RV-12 is finally painted! A huge thanks to Synergy Air, they did such a great job. Nobody will believe I built the plane, it looks too good! I flew the plane home from Eugene, OR on Friday afternoon, about a 3.5 hour flight down to my hangar at Lodi, CA. For anyone that is interested, I can highly recommend Synergy Air, the painter is just an awesome guy and super talented. BTW, I received ZERO compensation for saying this, just a super happy customer!!

As most of you probably know, Synergy Air has been building the SLSA version of the RV-12 for years (they are also a major 'builder assist' center for all Van's models). The painting was always outsourced to a local custom painter in Eugene (cars, bikes, motorhomes, etc). Last summer at Oshkosh, Vaden (Synergy owner) shared with me that they were ramping up to bring the painting in-house for better control. I was really excited about that, given their expertise in working with the RV-12. So I asked him to keep me posted since I was planning on painting my -12 in early 2018. He let me know when they were ready, so I scheduled everything and flew up there to start the process.

The entire experience was great, I stayed a few days to finalize paint scheme and colors, and also assist with taking my plane apart so I could do the stabilator and AST Service Bulletins in their shop (which allowed all the new hardware to be painted). I came back up after the painting was complete and performed my annual while everything was still apart. Kudos to Vaden and the entire Synergy team, all of them were a pleasure to work with, super professional and fun to be around. I am posting pictures, but they do not do justice to the paint job. Everything is painted, the logo, N-number, placards, checker, etc. (no vinyl)!! In a couple of the pics in their hangar, you may see the white buffing compound because he was still polishing.







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Old 05-06-2018, 07:29 PM
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Paul - that is gorgeous! Glad you finally got it home. Canít wait to see it in person.
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Old 05-06-2018, 07:48 PM
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Default Congratulations

Paul, congrats on the paint--------looking very nice.
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Old 05-06-2018, 09:02 PM
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Thumbs up Nice!

She looks gorgeous, Paul. Nice job.
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Old 05-06-2018, 10:33 PM
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Great looking paint scheme, Paul! Looks fantastic!
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Old 05-06-2018, 10:36 PM
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Thanks very much guys!!

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Old 05-07-2018, 04:43 AM
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Default Nice

That is a WOW paint job....nice details.
Congrats!
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Old 05-07-2018, 07:05 AM
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Default Very nice

Great color choices and the scheme is what makes the plane look sleek and speedy. Nice! Enjoy!
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Old 05-07-2018, 01:25 PM
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Sharp!
Silver is a great compliment to any color.
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Old 05-07-2018, 02:08 PM
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How much weight did the pretty paint add to your plane?
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