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Old 06-08-2013, 12:08 AM
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Default A picture of a chrome (painted) spinner

I am going tomorrow to finally pick up my new chrome (painted) spinner. It has been a long wait to get it done, but it looks great in the picture. The spinner was purchased from Catto so that it could be cut to fit my propeller. More information to follow. http://sdrv.ms/115Ulqw
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Old 06-08-2013, 01:29 AM
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How'd they do that?
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Old 06-08-2013, 08:49 AM
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Smile Spinner

I want one
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Old 06-08-2013, 09:21 AM
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me too. didn't someone on here offer to paint chrome spinners a while back?
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Old 06-08-2013, 11:48 AM
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How'd they do that?
I am guessing something similar to this process.
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Old 06-08-2013, 12:22 PM
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Got to ask (since everyone maybe thinking the same thing);
Can you do the entire airplane using this chrome paint?
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Old 06-08-2013, 02:14 PM
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You read my mind. Same question here.
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Old 06-08-2013, 02:53 PM
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Got to ask (since everyone maybe thinking the same thing);
Can you do the entire airplane using this chrome paint?
Sure you can...but the big questions are:
a) How much do you want to spend? and
B) How much do you want your airplane to weigh?

Three coat system...a layer of paint, a layer of metal and a clear coat. Even if the metal weighs the same as the paint (highly unlikely...my bet is the metal is heavier), you're still at double the weight of a standard paint finish.

Doing just the spinner, or the spinner and wheel pants probably won't affect your overall weight that much...but the entire airplane? I think you'd be looking at a significant weight gain.
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Old 06-08-2013, 03:43 PM
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Heres another option, Cummings Spinners in Australia makes Aluminum spinners for RV's.

http://www.cumminsspinners.com/RVSpinners.htm
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Avoid flying it in rain. My MT spinner had the chrome stripped off by rain at 750 hours.

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