Thread: Discussion Paint over Dope ???
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 12:22 PM
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Paint over dope

I've just purchased a refinished airplane that was supposedly recovered and painted with a butyrate primer on the fuselage and clear over fabric on the wings. This had been done quite a while ago so the dope finish was well cured. I painted the entire airplane with spray cans of indoor/outdoor gloss "Krylon" paint, red fuse with tan wings, and it seems to have adhered real well. Also, rubbed some raw nitro fuel on it and doesn't seem to bother it. If any future problems arise with the paint adhering to the dope or with softening from the fuel I will repost and pass on the info. The "Krylon" didn't add much weight and is a quick dry paint.
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