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Old 06-04-2012, 09:01 AM
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selhardt selhardt is offline
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Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Default Paint my own plane - check!

Well - 3 years and a month later, I unplugged the air hose for that last time yesterday.

For those of you that are on the fence, I have to say that I am really glad that I painted it myself. The PPG base/clear is a wonderful product line. I chose to clear coat because I think it is more tolerant of the kind of mistakes that I made. (A couple of runs).

Now comes the cut and buff. I tried a small area yesterday and it looks so good that I don't mind wet sanding my very shiny plane!

I am daydreaming about the first flight and all that follows now.

Scott Elhardt
RV-8 N32SE -Finished!
Grove Gear, XIO-360-M1B
Whirlwind RV200
Dual PMags

Pitts S-1S Restoration in process!

Minneapolis, MN
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