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Old 04-20-2021, 06:18 AM
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Default Paint Design/Wrap

Is there an online, or app, folks are using to plan their paint/wrap? Has anyone on here done a full wrap? Opens up all kinds of creative opportunities but Iím concerned about the longevity of vinyl.
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Old 04-20-2021, 06:37 AM
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I have 20 year old vinyl trim on my RV-6. It is holding up well.

Given the corrosion we've seen under Van's blue plastic, I would 100% prime an aircraft with an epoxy primer before I wrapped it.

On the RV-10, I'm considering using vinyl for some of the larger trim color areas. Those areas will be fully painted the base color before any vinyl is applied.
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Old 04-20-2021, 07:49 PM
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There some spots that canít be vinyl wrapped so they need to be painted anyway. I know two people that have had their planes wrapped. After about 4 or 5 years both started having issues on the cowlings and leading edges. This is only a small sample so donít take as gospel. IMHO, the best thing to do is paint. If you take care of your plane, you should be able to get a good 20 years or more out of a paint job.
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