Where paint meets polish
New to the polishing game and trying to soak up all info I can get.
I've purchased a derelict RV3 that I am trying to get to a much higher level of nice than it has ever been in its life.
Part of this treatment will be to no longer simply have all the fibreglass painted grey and the rest polished, but rather go with something that resembles the P51 Crazy Horse at Stallion 51. No invasion stripes, no stars&bars, but a painted nose that covers more than just the cowling, but also runs partly over the aluminum.
Furthermore, I'd like to put a blue/polished checkerboard on the rudder.
Especially that checkerboard means a lot of interfacing between paint and polished. How do you guys go about polishing that edge? Tape over the paint prior to polishing? Or simply polish the first half inch of the paint as well?
Hilversum, The Netherlands
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