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  #101  
Old 12-27-2015, 08:57 AM
KHeidorn KHeidorn is offline
 
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Can I ask what if anything was the most important/difficult part of the painting process?
Good question.

Lots of things went into my choice of product, and prep. My homemade paint booth is nice but it is not completely dust free.

I needed a paint that:

Dried quickly to minimize the amount of dirt that could get in it, or be sanded if it got something in it.
I wanted to be able to mask the stripes and clear the whole thing to avoid edges.
I needed to be able to get the materials locally.
I didn't want to use all sorts of nasty chemicals to clean the aluminum, so I mechanically etched it and used a direct to metal primer from Valspar.
I wanted to be able to wet sand and polish the clear if I needed to.

I think the most difficult part is laying out the stripes. And the second most difficult is getting the clear applied with minimal orange peel.

With that said, I used Valspar base coat/clear coat products.

Only time will tell if I made the right choice.
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Old 12-28-2015, 04:22 AM
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Default Coming along nicely!

Your build looks great Ken! I am working on my hangar at KBTF so moved the RV10 to 36U. I'll move it back when I get home from a work trip and call you. I would love to stop by and see the build if it's possible with your schedule.
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Old 01-15-2016, 08:17 AM
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How many hours did it take to paint the three colors on your rv-14
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Old 01-15-2016, 06:24 PM
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How many hours did it take to paint the three colors on your rv-14
The actual spraying doesn't take long, maybe hours. All the taping and prep is the time consuming part. I would estimate I have about 200 hours in painting so far.
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Old 01-31-2016, 07:30 PM
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Default Almost Done with Wiring

Transponder and ADS-B installed. Just need to crimp a few BNC connectors.




Defog fans, Dynon 2020 GPS, and LED rope lighting installed.




If I could only figure out where all these wires go.

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Old 03-04-2016, 09:03 AM
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Default Almost Done with Panel

Ready to install the Skyview panels.



And ready to permanently install rear window.

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Old 03-13-2016, 09:14 AM
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Default Almost Done with the Seats

I have been working on the upholstery for the seats. Learning lots of new skills.


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Old 03-13-2016, 10:14 AM
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This is one task I do not plan to learn, I farmed it out and am expecting delivery in March some time. Abby at Flightline did a fine job on our RV-10 and I'm expecting the same for the 14. Installing the snorkel today ( engine air intake). At first I thought it would not fit but I'm thinking it will work after trimming.
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Old 03-14-2016, 12:03 PM
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Default design prints?

Would you be able to tell me where you got the design printouts for the cutouts you have made?

Your bird is looking awsome. I hope to paint mine as well using a compound paint called Endura, a little toxic to apply but having used it before it is a very durable and high lustre finish.

Thanks for your reply on the seat cutouts.
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Old 03-14-2016, 12:41 PM
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Looking very nice!

Sorry if this has been asked already, but what is the large yellow pull knob for in the middle of the panel?
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