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Old 06-15-2016, 12:13 AM
rightrudder rightrudder is offline
 
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Default Shiny new paint!

No more pink cowl comments! I'm really happy with the results. Two-part epoxy primer, three coats of Valspar polyurethane (Mazda NU Vintage Red, Nissan KL2 Silver Metallic, not sure about the black) and Acry-Glo clear coat. Took about six weeks at Century Aircraft Painting at Chino.

This afternoon, I took the first flight in the newly painted machine (other than the quick hop from Chino to Cable). A very serene sunset flight, 1.2 hours on the Hobbs...neat to see those orange-ish hues from the setting sun reflecting off the silver wings.










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Old 06-15-2016, 12:52 AM
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Cool Nice!

Looks great Doug! How exciting it must be to see a drawing (dream) turn into reality!

Did they clear coat the whole thing or just some of the trim?

I was going to say---now you have finished your plane-----but nobody I know says they have ever "finished" one.


Oooh, matching Catto prop makes it even better.
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Old 06-15-2016, 04:12 AM
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Old 06-15-2016, 04:18 AM
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Nice looking bird!
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Old 06-15-2016, 04:26 AM
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Wow! Love that paint job!
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Old 06-15-2016, 05:39 AM
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Default Great work

WOW again....
Nice work......good detail.
Sharp looking.

I too would like to know more about the paint choice.
Is it single stage with clear on top? or a base coat/ clear?
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Old 06-15-2016, 08:48 AM
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Wow! Very nice.
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Old 06-15-2016, 12:55 PM
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Gorgeous airplane. Nicely done!
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Old 06-15-2016, 01:25 PM
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Very nice paint scheme! Looks great!
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Old 06-15-2016, 02:51 PM
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Thanks, guys! The whole thing is clear coated, as far as I know. Not quite a show-quality paint job, but darn close! Having assisted the paint shop with many of the details and seeing the painting process up close, I have HUGE respect for all you guys who have done it yourselves.

Bob, there was a white base coat required for the red. Dunno about the silver, but I can find out.

I stole the idea of the the varying-width accent stripe from the RV-7 on the Van's site. Sorta like the stripe in the Coca-Cola logo....wide, narrow, wide.

Inititally I was on the fence about the checkerboard rudder, but I'm glad I went with it. The lead painter there, Sergio, knocked it out of the park with the masking.
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