Hi everyone, I was curious about the weight that a good paint job adds to the overall weight of the plane. There is considerable talk on the forum about saving weight, but I have found nothing about the weight of the paint. Also, does painting a fabric take more paint than painting metal? That being said, can you paint sewn Dacron fabric, like many of the kit planes use? When I can get back to building the plane I want, I was going to go with a metal covered plane. I would not apply paint to the ailerons, rudder, and elevators, polishing them instead, (then a clear coat to minimize oxidation) in an effort to save weight. I know there will be a savings in weight, albeit maybe very little. Just curious...there seems to be a a lot of good painters here.