Originally Posted by Waldopilot
I have had my cowling (pink with honeycomb) professionally painted. Unfortunately on one small area of the top canopy the paint is bubbling when heated . The painter has tried various fixes but the problem is still there.
Has anyone had this problem and how did you fix it.
Ask the painter if he used only 2 part filler. There are still a few painters that use the old red clay stuff from the lacquer days (much easier to work with than the 2 part stuff). That stuff collects solvents during paint application that can't bleed out and when the paint absorbs heat, the solvent expands and you get a pimple. I wouldn't expect many pro's to use it, but you never know.
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Last edited by lr172 : 06-01-2022 at 12:14 PM.