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Dumb stunt! Had my tail covered up thru the ekofill and tried to shortcut on paint and use latex. Big mistake, latex and ekofill does not seem to play well together. Another learning experience, should have known better. After this many years I know not to shortcut a process, guess I had a hillbilly moment. Back to buying expensive paint from Stewarts Systems.

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What did the latex paint actually do?  Not sure what color you want, but here is some unused stuff on barnstormers.  JImChuk

(just rereading my post, and wondered, "would anyone want used paint)  :-)

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The latex went into creepy crawly mode.  Used my test panels for testing as I always do. Recommend anybody who is covering make a couple test panels on frames made out of wood, scrap tubing, etc. and finish them up thru final paint. They can always be used for patches, gap seals, etc. Might even make one for trim colors also.  Buying used paint is like buying used underwear. Unless you know the person selling the paint. Stewarts System will freeze in shipping this time of year. One advantage of the Stewarts paint is that it goes a long way. All one really needs is to cover the filler so it doesn't show thru.  Multiple coats aren't really necessary unless you are building a show plane. Two or three coats at the most is generally good.Or at least in my experience.

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I guess I was making a joke on the used paint thing.  (it's all dried out) :lmao: (is that what they call "dry humor"?) Nice thing about poly fiber stuff.  It don't freeze.  I always have some sitting in a unheated garage in northern Mn.  JImChuk

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Started painting my tail assembly with the Stewarts paint yesterday. Came out pretty darn good for a shade tree painter. Had a small amount of orange peel and it seems to blend in after a few hours. I know it sure is glossy, looks like its wet. Ended up using 26 psi at the gun and a few minor adjustments on the fluid control. In this temp and humidity about 24 hrs to touch and 48 to dry. Slow process, but hope its worth it.

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Started painting my tail assembly with the Stewarts paint yesterday. Came out pretty darn good for a shade tree painter. Had a small amount of orange peel and it seems to blend in after a few hours. I know it sure is glossy, looks like its wet. Ended up using 26 psi at the gun and a few minor adjustments on the fluid control. In this temp and humidity about 24 hrs to touch and 48 to dry. Slow process, but hope its worth it.

Snap a picture sometime after its dry i would like to see how shiny it is?

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Will try to do that soon as its dry.

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Picture, don't know if you can see the gloss.

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looks really nice

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And I don't put a lot of paint on my aircraft. Just enough to cover the eko fill. I build safe airplanes, just not show planes. I like light aircraft. Better performance, better handling and less HP required.

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That is exactly how I built my Bandit. Lite weight and simple!

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Looks good to me. And I worked at a Beechcraft dealership and painted KingAirs all the way down to bug smashers (rentals).

I understand what you are talking about (concerning weight) but we rarely had to balance control surfaces. How much can an extra coat or two weigh? 5#, 10 at the most?

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