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  1. Little Scrapper

    Steel parts finishing

    I decided on Air-Tech for a full system. I’m big on mentoring when I’m not familiar with things because it’s a efficient way to learn. I reached out to my airplane friend group buddies and have a guy who has covered 8 airplanes with Air-Tech and he’s gonna be available to answer questions when I...
  2. Little Scrapper

    Steel parts finishing

    Wow did that bring back some memories
  3. Little Scrapper

    Steel parts finishing

    That’s not my story here, I’m not looking for perfect, like I say I just want gloss and I do a good job at everything I do. I plan on flying the hell out of this airplane. 👍
  4. Little Scrapper

    Steel parts finishing

    I still want to do my best work because it doesn’t take any more effort, all things considered. I’m not looking to win awards but I do want it to be nice looking. I don’t mind cleaning. I completely understand the group of guys who want to use house paint, just not my thing I guess.
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    Steel parts finishing

    I reached out to Rare Aircraft and they use Superflight. I reached out to the Air Tech owner and he is a very nice and accommodating guy. Very impressed with that company as well.
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    Steel parts finishing

    West Coast Air Creations uses Polyfiber, I reached out to them. They produce some very classy airplanes.
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    Steel parts finishing

    Bearhawk guy using Stewart’s. It’s only 6 minutes. There’s some pretty I’ll videos available online.
  8. Little Scrapper

    Steel parts finishing

    I appreciate everyone’s reply. Thank you. After reading the responses and doing research on my own the last couple of days, I decided it’s best to not use anything I have in my shop and just decide on a paint “system” and follow the protocol from the company. I like these 3 in this order……...
  9. Little Scrapper

    Steel parts finishing

    I have never heard of it so I cannot comment. Never knew it existed.
  10. Little Scrapper

    Steel parts finishing

    The steel fuselage gets covered up but yeah, I’m also thinking of a black covering as well.
  11. Little Scrapper

    Steel parts finishing

    In my original post I mentioned I would prefer to use the material I have on hand. I don’t need to buy I wanted to. I like black as a color, that’s my goal. I have hundreds in PPG material I’d like to use up. Given the responses and the research I’ve been doing the last couple days I decided...
  12. Little Scrapper

    Steel parts finishing

    I understand this. My questions are about color, compatibility. I would like to use black..I’m trying to figure out how I can make that work.
  13. Little Scrapper

    Steel parts finishing

    Correct me if I’m wrong but if it were the year 1928 would the fuselage color be greenish ZC or would it be covered in silver? The original silver was aluminum mixed in the dope to prevent UV from destroying underneath it right? The Spirit of St Louis had a silver fuselage if I’m not mistaken.
  14. Little Scrapper

    Steel parts finishing

    Thanks for the replies. I’m not powder coating, just mentioned it because people cover powder coat fuselages all the time and that doesn’t seem to be a issue as far as compatibility. The following photos are a WACO UPF 7 done by Rare Aircraft. They use Superflight which has been around since...
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    Steel parts finishing

    There’s a lot of guys who powder coat fuselages, I guess that would be mixed systems too. Chemicals are pretty harsh on powder coat, always found that strange how there’s no issues with that
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