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Old Mar 22, 2012, 10:39 PM
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John,

just painted the fuse today. Painted from the nose to about 2 inches aft of the wing. the rest of the fuse is covered in Ultracote Lite.

I will say one thing...wet paint has the strongest magnetic force in the world for everything floating in the air. But it really didn't turn out too bad. I used Klass Kote (similar to the old K & B Super Poxy). Used an automotive touch up gun to apply the paint. Very tough when fully cured and is pretty forgiving when painting. Its a 2 part epoxy paint. It is a bit pricey, but for me its worth the effort. I still have 2 planes about 15 years old that were painted with this stuff and they still look great. It is fuel proof if you fly power stuff.

I still figure about 4 more weeks to finish up everything that is left. I will take pictures when finished and post them on this thread.

thanks for the tip on the protective stuff for the bottom of the fuse. I'll check it out.

Your BB XL is Beautiful!

Dave M
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