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Old 03-30-2021, 04:38 PM
CaptJack CaptJack is offline
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Location: OWEGO, NY
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Default Scratches! Oh No!

My polished aircraft got some scratches during its condition inspection. 🙁 Lesson learned the hard way! Always take precautions and protect the parts of the aircraft your leaning against while working! A moving blanket or even blue painters tape would have prevented my anguish!But hey, at least I have crotch straps installed now. Suspect a belt buckle or perhaps a bluejean rivet did the damage. Iíve gone from the pissed off stage to the how do I repair the damage stage. Can I try to spot repair the scratched areas with Nuvite? Or do I wait until
I have the time and give the whole aircraft a re-polish? New owner of a nice polished 7. Thanks!
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Old 03-31-2021, 07:16 AM
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Karetaker Karetaker is offline
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: USA
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Paint it! Just kidding! Could not resist!

I know nothing about polishing an aircraft, but I do give you guys a lot of credit; I have heard it is a lot of work to get it right and it does look awesome.
Vans RV and Pietenpol Channel
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Old 03-31-2021, 07:32 AM
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Location: Dallas area
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Any time I'm working on aircraft, or working on anything around the House or Hangar, I wear bib overalls. No belts, no brads, etc, and lots of pockets.
Mel Asberry, DAR since the last century. Over 1,000 certifications accomplished.
EAA Flight Advisor/Tech Counselor, Friend of the RV-1
Recipient of Tony Bingelis Award and Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award
USAF Vet, High School E-LSA Project Mentor.
RV-6 Flying since 1993 (sold)
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