Prime and Paint

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Greg Pixley
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Re: Prime and Paint

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It's an Acrylic Urethane applied over DP50LF Epoxy primer. And your right about Niceville, never thought I'd end up here but it was a great place to raise kids and retire.

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Re: Prime and Paint

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Greg,

Is that PPG an epoxy paint or primer? I used to live in Niceville when I was a charter member of the 1st SOW...good place to be!!

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Re: Prime and Paint

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I just finished painting the floor and side panels with Shopline (PPG) and can't tell the difference from powder coat. The color was #34615 #4 Medium Gray. All my painting experience is with PPG so I stayed with what I know and have reducers for. A quart was $60 with hardener but I only used a quarter of that.

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Re: Prime and Paint

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Glen,

I've had that happen with rattle cans. In my experience it was because the paint had set on the shelf too long.

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Mike,
I'll order a couple of cans and give them a try. I'm working on the spars, and I'd like to put a thin mist coat on the pieces. I can't do that with the Moeller chromate, the way it spits and splatters out of the can. All 4 cans I've used did the same thing, from beginning to end of the can.
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Re: Prime and Paint

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Zinc Chromate Primer in rattle can:

http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/c ... ckkey=7822

Part #: 09-00901 is yellow. Part #: 09-00895 is green. $12.75

When finished spraying hold the can upside down and clear out the tube, and wipe off the spray nozzle. Store the cans upside down at room temperature. I've been working out of the same can for over a year with no issues.

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Re: Prime and Paint

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Does anyone know of a good zinc chromate paint that sprays well from a rattle can. I used Moeller zinc chromate green on my tail section. I like the paint, but the spray pattern from the can isn't good. Instead of a fine mist, it tends to splatter a lot. I tried shacking the can for an extra long time and warming it up, but I still can't get it to flow evenly out of the can.

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Re: Prime and Paint

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The touch up paint should be fine for the inside areas of fuse. I would use a etching primer like the duplicolor self etching from advance auto. The touch up paint is expensive. We like to use duplicolor "new ford grey" for all interior aluminum. it is a touch darker than the PC , but we like the slightly contrasting look. For a really clean look , paint all skins before riveting onto fuse "cage".
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Re: Prime and Paint

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Hi Guys - Just got the paint added to the site. See here:
Powder Coat Touchup Paint

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Re: Prime and Paint

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Rachel, will this also be good for painting those areas on the interior that a builder may want to have painted? Great that SPA will have this available.
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