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Old 03-07-2019, 04:56 PM
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Colin - Thanks for the info. I haven't decided yet, and as I'm just starting, actually just getting my first parts, I wanted to know what your suggestions were. I am inclined to prime as you did using a rattle can of self-etching primer.

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Old 03-07-2019, 08:25 PM
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No, I have a slot in August with Glo, right near you. I have to admit that I am not a painter and will relinquish this task to others. Kudos to you for your skills.
Im sure glo will do a far better job than me....haha
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Old 04-16-2019, 12:56 PM
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Final assembly is pretty much done, so I thought I would post an updated picture.

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Old 04-16-2019, 04:09 PM
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Looks excellent. I also painted with Nason paints and my RV-7A looks pretty good. Nason paints can be purchased at Auto Parts Stores. I wanted Sherwin Williams Aircraft Coatings but nobody stocked it. And the TDS (Technical Data Sheets) looks like the single stage urethane's are pretty similar.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/qqjtxr4b84...09.42.jpg?dl=0
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Old 04-16-2019, 05:05 PM
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Very nice Colin. Kudos to you.
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Old 04-17-2019, 11:44 AM
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Looks excellent. I also painted with Nason paints and my RV-7A looks pretty good. Nason paints can be purchased at Auto Parts Stores. I wanted Sherwin Williams Aircraft Coatings but nobody stocked it. And the TDS (Technical Data Sheets) looks like the single stage urethane's are pretty similar.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/qqjtxr4b84...09.42.jpg?dl=0
Your paint looks great!. That scheme is similarto what I was going to do initially, but after trying to lay it out i switch to simple straight lines..haha
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Old 04-17-2019, 11:52 AM
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Default Surfaces flat or vertical?

Colin,

Did you mostly hang parts to paint them or lay them out flat? I'm getting ready to paint and I'm thinking about ailerons, flaps, elevators and the like. It would be much easier just to hang them all from the hinge points than to figure a way to support them horizontally, but pain runs much easier on vertical surfaces than on flat surfaces.
What did you do?

And thanks for posting. It's been very helpful to me!
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Old 04-17-2019, 07:56 PM
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Colin,

Did you mostly hang parts to paint them or lay them out flat? I'm getting ready to paint and I'm thinking about ailerons, flaps, elevators and the like. It would be much easier just to hang them all from the hinge points than to figure a way to support them horizontally, but pain runs much easier on vertical surfaces than on flat surfaces.
What did you do?

And thanks for posting. It's been very helpful to me!
-Ivan
I tried to get them flat whenever possible, but most of the smaller parts were hung. Parts that only get paint on one side (like the interior panels) were flat. Flaps and ailerons were hung. I suppose you could make a jig to hold the smaller parts as well though.
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