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Can I paint a composite plaine a silver / grey color?

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Well-Known Member
Mar 15, 2013
I recently purchased a flying quickie Q200 from a local pilot/builder/owner. It needs a fresh coat of paint and originally I was thinking stick with the white but my paint guy (who is also a pilot) said that silver / grey would be comparable to white as far as reflecting light / heat. We all know that cirrus has gotten very comfortable with this but I am not going to compare there layup process to some guys in a garage building a quickie. So what are your thoughts? bad idea or no problem? I think it would look really nice in a silver color but I don't want to compromise the structure.