Pops and I spent a couple of days removing everything from the plane and vacuuming, cleaning and prepping for paint. This morning we scotchbrited (is that a word?) the entire interior and wiped down with Acetone. We did this twice. Then we taped off everything below the floor level. Extra paint there is a waste of paint and weight. Also, when you tape it closed you can’t blow around any of the crud that is down there while painting.
As with the last plane, I’m painting with SW JetFlex WR. The color is FS 36170 in semi gloss. I bought a pint for $129. Supposedly it’s the color of the F 35 Joint Strike Fighter. Bought a new HVLP gun from Harbor Freight for $59. The old guns I had were toast. I don’t take good care of them but for $59 who really cares. I love the color and I only had a few runs.
Everything got a coat of paint. We only used about 2/3 of the pint, reduced with about 15% distilled water. We are ready to start final assembly.