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Old 09-12-2018, 04:41 PM
bpattonsoa bpattonsoa is offline
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Search "how much paint" on the RV-10 forum. Several actual used quantities.

Just use the ratio between a -10 and a -7 wing area and you will have as good an estimate as you are going to get. There will be a large variation depending on the equipment used, skill, complexity of the scheme, and just the phase of the moon.
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Old 09-12-2018, 10:34 PM
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I used single stage, which is comparable to a clear coat in a base / clear paint job. My wings are white as is the bottom half of the plane. Wing tips are red and the bulk of the emp is Red. I used 2.5 mixed gallons of white and 1.25 mixed gallons of red. This is for two full coats. Red coats were a tad on the heavy side to ensure two coat coverage.

paint brand quality matters here. Some cover better, per coat, than others.

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Old 09-13-2018, 12:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Bavafa View Post
I think one quart would be enough for the interior of a two seater model.
Only if you can do all of the painting in one step.

If you have multiple sessions on different interior parts the losses will probably make 1 qt. to low.
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