Sunday, January 15, 2017

prep & tape

Chris sent me a few photos now that he’s gotten started.  (There were a few weeks around Christmas when he was still getting his new paint shop operational.). 


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HI David. 90% of the aluminum prep is done. You can see the difference between the virgin aluminum and what has been treated. This process provides mechanical adhesion that along with the chemical bond will provide the best possible bond for your paint job. 


Progress will go quickly from here out. Prep is the time consuming part.


He’s planning on shooting on the primer, and then the base coat (beige) and having me come up to look at sketches and do detail decisions on where to place the red (predominately on the leading edges) and black accent paint.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

36-07 Main Wheel Pants

Although it was too late to have them delivered with the rest of the plane, I’m continuing to work on the wheel pants.  I finally finished up the main pants by drilling and installing the 9 nut plates (each) on the rear halves.  When I’m finished with the nose wheel pant, I’ll deliver those up to Chris.  he said he could paint them in a few days.

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Main Wheel Pants