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Old 05-05-2021, 08:36 AM
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Kracon at KLHM did a really nice job on my wheel pants. Iíve seen Davidís RV-9 and it looks great.

Iím pretty sure Bruce had his Cardinal painted there. It looks awesome.

http://kracon.com/
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Old 05-05-2021, 09:05 AM
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I have used T&P in Salinas, and Kracon twice. Two of the best paint jobs I have ever seen were from T&P and ArtCraft. Both of those planes looked like they were dipped in plastic, and one was an ordinary Cessna 172. T&P was very accommodating on my AirCam as I trailered pieces back and forth, and used some special paint on the fabric. I have heard good things about Corona Air Paint too.
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Old 05-05-2021, 09:42 AM
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I have used T&P in Salinas, and Kracon twice. Two of the best paint jobs I have ever seen were from T&P and ArtCraft. Both of those planes looked like they were dipped in plastic, and one was an ordinary Cessna 172. T&P was very accommodating on my AirCam as I trailered pieces back and forth, and used some special paint on the fabric. I have heard good things about Corona Air Paint too.
My plane is currently in-process at T&P. Prep is done and paint is going on this week. So far, the process has been going smoothly, though the shop has been struggling with manpower lately with covid and all. I'll post photos when complete.
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Old 05-05-2021, 10:10 AM
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I had Cascade Custom Design in Bend paint mine. They were easy to work with and delivered on time and on budget. They have a ton of experience with composite airplanes and I think now have an increasing experience with RV's. Would use them again.
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Old 05-05-2021, 01:25 PM
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For the guys recommending Kracon, it looks like on their website they don't use a paint booth, just a hangar with some plastic sheeting. Have you guys had an issues with dust/dirt being trapped in the paint?
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Old 05-05-2021, 02:04 PM
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I used Corona Air Paint at KAJO. They did an awesome job.
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Old 05-05-2021, 02:10 PM
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For the guys recommending Kracon, it looks like on their website they don't use a paint booth, just a hangar with some plastic sheeting. Have you guys had an issues with dust/dirt being trapped in the paint?
Last time I checked, that was the case. They just hosed the hanger floor to keep the dust down.
They painted a rudder for me (Base/Clear) and I thought it was a very poor job. The plane was smooth as glass as it was previously polished. A couple of months after the rudder was painted (on the plane), As I was waxing the plane, it had turned to a fine grade sand paper on the top surfaces. This was due to overspray/dust of the clear that had gone all over the plane top surfaces.
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Old 05-05-2021, 02:34 PM
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My plane is currently in-process at T&P. Prep is done and paint is going on this week. So far, the process has been going smoothly, though the shop has been struggling with manpower lately with covid and all. I'll post photos when complete.
Please send me some pics when it's done. If you're anywhere near the bay area, I would love to actually be able to see it in person once its finished.
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Old 05-05-2021, 02:48 PM
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This work was done by Art Craft Paint. Their more conventional paint jobs looked good too.

http://pages.hmc.edu/harris/photos/p...h-IMG_9326.JPG
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Old 05-05-2021, 08:50 PM
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