We sprayed clear on the wings today, after uncovering everything. It’s always surprising how nice everything looks after the masking is removed. The new massive construction heater is working out great, allowing us to get the temperature of the booth well into the 80s without even running it on high. Tomorrow we’ll try to get another couple of coats on and get them cooked out. I’m really anxious to get the fuselage back and start putting everything back together (and get my wings off of those jigs… man they’re not really stable… yikes). I’ll put in a plug for some must-have tools. The paint shaker (pneumatic) has been invaluable, as has the heater. If I did it again I’d get a gun cleaner, and I will upgrade my compressor. Also, the large Harbor Freight air dryer is really important.

Copilot winglet outside

Copilot winglet inside

Winglet bottom is all blue

Winglet leading edge

Posted By: Brett Ferrell
Saturday January 9th, 2010 at 2:25 PM

Categories: Spraying
Tags: Building Painting Wings

One response to “Spraying Clear Coat onto Wings”

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    […] still really cold, but we did spray clear on the wings today. One big step forward was the new heater from Home Depot which, instead of my […]

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