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Date:  7-18-2010
Number of Hours:  8.00
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Brief Description:  Painting outside of cowling with filler/primer

Masked the inside with good quality masking paper. The local paint guy tells me that it's important to use premium quality paper when I get to the top coat and trim. This quality stuff should be fine for the rest. I'm taking the advice. Ordered a masking stand from Summit Racing since masking will be my life for awhile.

I sprayed the outside with Dupont 1480S non isocyanate 2k primer-filler - I chose it, after much reflection from Dupont's Commercial Finishes line - about a dozen different products. It's gray, supposed to be easy to sand (it is), and it looks great though a bit textured. I considered using Lohle's primer here but want to stick with a single product line. The catalyst was selected based on the hot weather.

I put 3 full wet coats on it figuring most of it would get sanded off (it does).


I think I need a larger needle/nozzle combination to shoot this stuff well. I couldn't atomize it enough but it went on ok anyway. Trying to acquire 1.5mm nozzle set for later use with this stuff.

Yes I have some skin exposed though I never even smelled this stuff until after I was thru spraying. I love the fresh air system! It's very hot in this scene - 90+. Very good flow of hot air but the Citation turbine was in the air conditioned shop... nice! It's great when sanding too.

Will have to consider a tyvek suit and hood of some sort. The goggles I'm using are great - full enclosure, good optics, vents postioned so they seem to pick up a little fresh air overflow from mask.
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Positioning pieces and practicing paint movements

Positioning pieces and practicing paint movements

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Posing for the camera - all out for actual mix and spray

Posing for the camera - all out for actual mix and spray

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Looks so nice I don't want to  sand it

Looks so nice I don't want to sand it

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