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Old 06-03-2012, 05:49 PM
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Andre and Nico,
That is a great milestone! You'll be flying before you know it.
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Old 06-04-2012, 10:01 AM
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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.

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Old 06-05-2012, 07:23 AM
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Scott - looks like you have yourself a very nice finish ! congratulations on SUCCESSFULLY tackling the challenge of doing your own paint !
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Old 06-05-2012, 07:44 AM
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Scott, Good Job! Looks very professional too! Thanks for the comment on PPG, glad to know it can be done by us airplane guys! I'm sure your plane and paint job will turn many heads as you fly around, enjoy!
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Old 06-05-2012, 11:30 AM
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Default Very nice

For someone who can't paint to save thier life I appreciate those who can. And yours looks great...I don't mean to be a stick in the mud however but I am not sure about locating the N number under the horizontal stabilizer. It's my understanding that's not an acceptable location...
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Old 06-05-2012, 11:41 AM
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Scott,
She looks great! I love the Marine paint scheme. Looks like you are doing a fine job!

Can't wait to see it complete!
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Old 06-05-2012, 03:01 PM
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Scott, that is a great job!!
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Old 06-08-2012, 10:18 AM
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Default Just waiting on the Fuzz now...

Rolled out N317DC out for taxi tests. Tracks straight. No leaks. Just waiting on the Fuzz to show up to give the go ahead for first flight. Won't be long now thanks to Seher and all the hanger rats at Stead.

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Old 06-08-2012, 04:04 PM
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Dave,
Looks great! Very clean!

Love the 3 bladed prop!
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Old 06-08-2012, 09:50 PM
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All of the above look great! Not sure i could do my own paint, though.
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