11/02/13 17:48 Filed in: All
The first “real” parts painted were the fins. This is Eastwood single-stage urethane. I first practiced on a couple sheets of aluminum I had in the shop, and good thing. There was a fair amount of fiddling with the gun and the first one was a mess.
Keeping the piece flat and getting the second and third coat relatively heavily allowed for a nice flow out. Very smooth. A little orange peel. Not much.
My one flaw is on the underside of the horizontal fin. The Fin slipped down the jig on which I had it and stuck to the piece of MDF I had underneath it. I will have to scuff this and repaint this side.
This is the vertical fin. Overall I am happy with the result. The only issue is that the Eastwood “Bright White” is not nearly as “bright” as I would have thought. It is slightly more grey than absolute white. I am getting used to it, though.
Now that the fin is painted I can select an N-Number and affix it to the fin. Progress.