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Old Aug 02, 2014, 12:00 PM
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It's certainly not perfect but it'll look good from a 1/4 mile away.. That said with this being my first go at all this glassing, priming, filling and painting I've certainly learned a lot that I'll be able to apply on the next go around and I figure that's the reason for trying new things.
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Old Aug 04, 2014, 12:44 AM
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Top of the wing in first coat of primer.
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Old Aug 04, 2014, 01:16 AM
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You have a challenging finish choice, that metalizer is great but it will show every little surface issue . After it is buffed and sealed it will look like real metal.

When you add how much each little Testor's bottle holds that paint is over $100 per gallon.....

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Old Aug 04, 2014, 08:43 AM
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No doubt about that. Once the metalizer started going on I got humbled a bit after thinking all the sanding and filling from the wood on up was as close to perfect as I could get. I need to reevaluate that.
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Old Aug 04, 2014, 10:40 AM
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No doubt about that. Once the metalizer started going on I got humbled a bit after thinking all the sanding and filling from the wood on up was as close to perfect as I could get. I need to reevaluate that.
That the one reason I prefer iron on covering...
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Old Aug 04, 2014, 11:48 AM
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I've just always hated covering though I've gotten relatively good at it over the years. I always wanted to try my hand at glass and paint and figured I'd better just dive in and give it a go. It's definitely a lot of work I've found but every expert was once a beginner. I'll keep at it and try and refine the art but I'm certainly not getting rid of all my covering irons that's for sure.
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Old Aug 04, 2014, 12:08 PM
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It looks fantastic, that for sure. For me though, I just don't have the time to invest in that much work.

I've wondered how well a tailors tracing wheel would do for making rivet panel lines.
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Old Aug 04, 2014, 03:12 PM
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I've just always hated covering though I've gotten relatively good at it over the years. I always wanted to try my hand at glass and paint and figured I'd better just dive in and give it a go. It's definitely a lot of work I've found but every expert was once a beginner. I'll keep at it and try and refine the art but I'm certainly not getting rid of all my covering irons that's for sure.
I agree with the choice to paint. Here is why: Every time I use iron on covering it bubbles peels of and shrinks away from seams. It looks pretty good for a while and then gets worse and worse. It is just the nature of silver paints to show everything. You can always re-prime or glaze an area that is bothering you.

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Old Aug 04, 2014, 03:41 PM
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It looks fantastic, that for sure. For me though, I just don't have the time to invest in that much work.

I've wondered how well a tailors tracing wheel would do for making rivet panel lines.
Thanks Zeke. As far as the wheel I've actually wondered about that as well but haven't ever heard of it being done. Maybe it would be worth doing up a test piece with glass and primer and giving it a try sometime. Only things I think would be issues would be spacing depending on Cale and the fact that all the wheel can do is make impressions which would be backwards for raised rivets and not really representative of a flush rivet circle. Who knows though. It might work for a sport type plane that won't be on a judging table. I doubt that from more than a couple of feet away anyone could tell.

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I agree with the choice to paint. Here is why: Every time I use iron on covering it bubbles peels of and shrinks away from seams. It looks pretty good for a while and then gets worse and worse. It is just the nature of silver paints to show everything. You can always re-prime or glaze an area that is bothering you.

Dave
That's one of the big reasons I've never liked coverings much. In addition to the pain of application usually it doesn't matter how good it comes out because the first time it's in the sun it ends up looking like a raisin. I'll likely touch it up later on.
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Old Aug 04, 2014, 03:50 PM
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man its looking awesome!!!!
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Old Aug 04, 2014, 05:27 PM
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The tailor's wheel trick (I believe its called a Dritz wheel) was done years ago. I don't remember who but I can vaguely remember an article in RCM many years ago. But it was done on Monocote and was OK as long as you didn't look too closely. Not sure how it would work with a painted surface.

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