Priming


16 – Top Skins Primed

After a 3 hour scuffing & degreasing session, it was time to prime the top skins, stiffeners and doublers. I decided to support the skins vertically to allow easier spraying. All done, so when the…


Rear Spar Priming

Of course priming begins by using Maroon Scotchbrite to lightly scuff, then by degreasing with Acetone.   Spraying The spars are quite long, so I ended up fitting them diagonally across my spray booth. The…


14-06 Priming

Lots of parts to prepare for priming. I’d planned to scuff and degrease them in the morning, and spray the acid etch in the afternoon. But it took so long I ran out of energy,…


Countersink Priming 13-03

Rather than spot prime as suggested by Vans, I couldn’t face over 1000 holes! I decided to prime the top of the spar flanges … although a bit of work setting up to spray etc,…


Baggage Area Painting

As mentioned in the last post, I realised that several other areas in the structure will be visible in the baggage area. Although a bit of extra work, in order to keep my options open,…




Scuff, Clean & Prime

Lots of components to prepare for priming. A scuff with maroon Scotchbrite, then a clean/degrease with Acetone.   For degreasing & cleaning I use CERTEK™ Wiping Roll  , lint free and durable paper sheets. I get through…