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Old 01-15-2021, 04:11 PM
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Default Canopy overspray

The ultimate painting error....overspray on the canopy. Mine is even more shameful, it’s on the inside and low towards the glare shield. Is it safe to use new clean claybar to try to remove it? I’ve been living with it since first flight, it’s very very faint, but with low sun angles, it’s most noticeable in the winter. I’m not totally sure what paint it is, but I think it’s my sealer / sandable primer used for the canopy transition.
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Old 01-15-2021, 04:34 PM
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Start with claybar, if that doesn't work, use one of the windshield polishing products like the Novus products. Those work, are inexpensive, and come in a series of 3 different grits to leave you with a nice, blemish free piece of plexi.
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Old 01-15-2021, 04:37 PM
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Been there - done that.

Use Novus #2 to remove slight overspray. Use Novus #3 if heavy, then go over with #2. Works very well.

Use Novus #1 for everyday.

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Old 01-15-2021, 04:42 PM
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You might want to give Airplane Plastics, in Tipp City, Ohio a call. They manufacture the RV canopies. They might have a suggestion. They have been very helpful whenever I called.
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Old 01-15-2021, 04:45 PM
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Claybar has worked for me.
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Old 01-15-2021, 08:02 PM
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My overspray is deep into the area of the (tip up) glareshield , so I donít have a lot of room to work, which is why I asked about claybar. It and my hands can work ok.
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Old 01-15-2021, 09:28 PM
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You might try some Motherís aluminum polish (the mag wheel stuff) in a small inconspicuous spot to see what it does. Iíve seen it work well on overspray before.

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Old 01-19-2021, 06:32 PM
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Post Plastic sheet repair

The procedure is located in AC 43-13.1b Sec 4 Ch 3-40 d. Page 3-23

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