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Old 06-19-2020, 09:02 AM
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Default Razor technique

Thats totally fixable. Sorry, I hadn't looked at the photo. Dan's razor method works really well. You need plenty of light so you can see when the drip has been removed down to the level of the flat surface. I have found the razor needs to be retreated when it stops scraping.
Once you remove the drip, follow his compound and polish method. Tape over the rivets to prevent blowing through the paint.
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Old 06-19-2020, 03:13 PM
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Awesome, starting to feel confident I can do it. Paint shop did reply. There?s still a chance they?ll fix it themselves.
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Old 06-20-2020, 01:26 PM
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Good news! Paint shop is repairing at no cost
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Old 09-09-2020, 12:20 AM
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Well, as a new member here and soon to be RV-8 owner - I canít thank Dan and everyone else for this thread.

I re-painted my Lancair 360 years ago, and I have to say I did more than a fair job of it. Much of what I did (scuff/level, prime, prep, shoot color, prep, shoot clear coat, cut, buff) is laid out here in great detail.

The good news is the plane Iím buying is probably one of the nicest combo planes that can be found - solid construction, great low-time engine and prop, way top-notch avionics, and the maintenance has been outstanding.

The bad news? It was an $8k total paint job. So I get to paint another airplane! Woo!

This thread was great; thanks again!
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