Re: paint brand/type
Hi John,toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
Good to hear from you. When i bought my Q-2, it was already painted,
but had really lost its appeal... the shine was pretty much gone, and
was somewhat discolored. It has been a while, but i remember that what
i did was to completely sand off the old paint down to the original
primer, left that on, and we were good to go with the new paint. We
prepped that surface with a PPG degreaser, completely wiped the
airplane surfaces down with that, and then applied the new paint. I
don't recall putting on new primer, but i'll check with Todd tomorrow
to make sure, it's just been so long that my feeble memory doesn't seem
to be able to recall what we did about primer, and he's younger than i
am, so his memory is probably better than mine at this point .... :-)
What i do know is that my plane didn't gain much weight at all with the
new paint job, and using PPG was relatively inexpensive. Plus, it does
look good. I have since discovered that some RV builders are also
using PPG's Concept line.
All the best!
From: John Loram <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Tue, 28 Apr 2009 5:16 pm
Subject: RE: [Q-LIST] paint brand/type
What did you use under (surface prep) the PPG?
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Sent: Tuesday, April 28, 2009 5:02 PM
Subject: Re: [Q-LIST] paint brand/type
About 4 years already (i can't believe it!) i used PPG's Concept CLV, a
single-stage acrylic urethane paint that is applied in one application.
Just one application serves as the base AND finish, and the clear
components migrate to the surface as the paint begins to cure. I used
the whitest white that they make, Crystal white, and absolutely love
the way it came out. Really nice shiny luster, and a very durable
paint. One extra advantage is the weight-saving factor, since you
don't apply a base coat and then a clear coat, so you have an
important advantage right there.
I have a friend who owns an autobody shop, who has eventually wound up
painting about 5 or 6 airplanes in our EAA chapter, and this particular
PPG series has worked out well for his auto business too. He let me
actually do some of the spraying myself in his paint booth, and instead
of cars in there, it was really fun seeing pieces of a Q-2 being
painted. I have to admit that runs were really not a problem, and only
minimal sanding out afterward was needed, leaving the shiny finish
intact. I am very pleased with this paint and the way it looks, and
again, less of t
he paint is needed, being a single-stage system, so you
don't gain as much weight.
Q-2 Jabiru, and Q-1
From: uncleducati <cameron@campworkz.
To: Q-LIST@yahoogroups. <mailto:Q-LIST%40yahoogroups.com> com
Sent: Tue, 28 Apr202009 12:13 am
Subject: [Q-LIST] paint brand/type
Are there any paint brands/types to stay away from, or can you go with
whatever the fiberglass body shop pro guys says will work for
traditional fiberglass? I've decided on a very light grey, presumably
that won't be flamebait for this list, you all recommended either white
or something very light, I'm planning on using similar light grey to
what what Catto uses for his props, with red accents on non-structural
things like wheel pants, spinner, cowl, etc.
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