If you have electric trim in your left elevator, your elevator counterweight will be more than the right elevator counterweight (to counter the weight of the trim motor aft of the hinge line). On mine, I removed very little weight from my left counter weight, but I removed quite a lot of the right elevator counterweight. Adjusting the elevator counterweights to achieve balance should be done independently of each other. On mine, I laid a small hand towel on the elevator to simulate the weight of the paint. Itís a guess on the paint weight, but it should be close enough.
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