Home > VansAirForceForums

-Advertise in here!
- Today's Posts | Insert Pics

Keep VAF Going
w/a Donation

VAF on Twitter:

Go Back   VAF Forums > Model Specific > RV-12/RV-12iS
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-17-2021, 12:35 PM
AeroDog AeroDog is offline
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: New London, NC (near Charlotte), Loveland, CO
Posts: 343

I cleaned the aluminum with alcohol then put the 2080 on dry, wrapping the vinyl around the edges. I'm quite pleased with the outcome. I used black anodized button-head machine screws, even on the right side panel which was countersunk.
RV-12 120593 N42KJ
Everything done but cowling and cooling system.
=VAF= dues paid 2023

Last edited by AeroDog : 11-17-2021 at 08:40 PM. Reason: Picture size too big
Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2021, 08:26 AM
Brett H Brett H is offline
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Columbus, Indiana
Posts: 76

Thanks for the responses.

With some judicious trimming of the vinyl at the sharp corners, I can get the vinyl to lay flat as it wraps around the edges and onto the backside.

Are folks making the the pattern in the vinyl line up across the sections of the instrument panel? If so, how are you doing this?


Brett H
Columbus, IN
Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2023, 03:38 AM
kens_cockpit kens_cockpit is online now
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
Posts: 97
Default Colour? Black or Anthracite and when to install on RV8?

I bought the black and it looks too stark. So I bought the Anthracite and it looks too light. The Australian supplier doesn't seem to sell any Charcoal colors iin Carbon Fibre. Why did you select the colour you did? What do Vans use for the RV12?

I am about to rivet the forward skin on the fuselage so the sides and top of the instrument panel are not fixed. I can install the film on the bench. That seems easier. I have already cut the holes for switches etc in the side panels. But I don't want to damage it working around it later so I would prefer to leave it til later. Thoughts?
Ken Stanton
RV8 QB started 2003

Bits of everything
Maybe on the home stretch
Dues paid x2 2023

We inhabit a mystery. We should not pretend to know too much.
-Eugene Peterson
Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2023, 08:15 AM
Tacco Tacco is offline
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: White Salmon, WA
Posts: 261

Recommend 3M. Donít counter sink, just use black nylon washers.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	483B283C-9C03-4BC9-8148-7AD24DD976D8.jpg
Views:	52
Size:	342.0 KB
ID:	42506  
Steve Morrow
RV-12 N12SM
Builder 121036
White Salmon, WA

2020 Donation Paid
Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2023, 08:26 AM
wirejock's Avatar
wirejock wirejock is offline
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Estes Park, CO
Posts: 6,233
Default Vinyl Wrap

I wrote a Kitplane article on that.
It's A Wrap
Here's the finished panel.
Click image for larger version

Name:	20220811_115937.jpg
Views:	64
Size:	245.5 KB
ID:	42507
Larry Larson
Estes Park, CO
E-mail: wirejock at yahoo dot com
Builder Blog:
Donated 12/2022, plus a little extra.
RV-7A #73391, N511RV reserved
I cannot be, nor will I be, held responsible if you try to do the same things I do and it does not work and/or causes you loss, injury, or even death in the process.
Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2023, 07:04 PM
MIKE JG MIKE JG is offline
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: NE Ohio
Posts: 245

Anyone tried Hydrodipping??
-Mike G
Northeast Ohio
Rudder/HS/VS Completed
Working on elevators
Builder #83203
VAF Dues Paid Monthly
My Build Log:
Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2023, 12:39 PM
CessnaTPA CessnaTPA is offline
Join Date: Jan 2021
Location: Riverview
Posts: 78
Default KPMF

I'm in the middle of installing my avionics and used KPMF to wrap my panel and happy with the look. I had gotten about 10 sample and picked this one.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Screenshot_20230517_091152_Gallery.jpg
Views:	41
Size:	216.3 KB
ID:	42565  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:22 PM.

The VAFForums come to you courtesy Delta Romeo, LLC. By viewing and participating in them you agree to build your plane using standardized methods and practices and to fly it safely and in accordance with the laws governing the country you are located in.