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Date:  3-14-2015
Number of Hours:  8.50
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Brief Description:  Painting the interior cabin surfaces

I decieded to pain the cabin surfaces as much as possible prior to riveting; it seems it would be easier to get all the nooks and crannies when they were all apart.

The paint is JetFlex WR, semigloss in "Basic Grey" BAC 704. I went back and forth between this and a misnomered "Dark Grey" which was as shade darker than my Stewart Systems "smoke grey" primer.

I found that a DeVilbiss Finish Line 4 gun with a 1.5 mm tip, 20 psi at the gun inlet, and the paint thined about 15% with water worked well. The pain is thick, but is does spray well, though you need a the right size tip. The 1.3 mm is way too small. The paint goes on well and seems fairly resistant to running. It dries nice and hard after a few days

To minimize dust, I built a temporary spray booth with scrap bin lumber and plywood. It worked well, but could have used a few more box fans.
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Side skin

Side skin

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Full up temporary paint booth

Full up temporary paint booth

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Here's the stuff!

Here's the stuff!

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