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Old Feb 03, 2003, 10:52 AM
John Morley
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Coverite paint problem?

Hi All,

I'm in the process of finishing off a Great Planes Cub Kit. I replaced
the stock ABS cowl with a fiberglas one, and now I'm trying to paint it.
I'm using Coverite 21st Century fabric on the plane, so I'm using
Coverite Cub Yellow paint on the cowling. My problem is that the paint
seems to be ultra-thin, and it's almost impossible to spray without
causing runs in the paint. Also, I'm on the 8th coat and it still
doesn't have uniform coverage over the fiberglas. Is this normal for
this type of paint, or do I have a bad can???

Thanks,

John

Old Feb 03, 2003, 11:02 AM
Gerry Yarrish
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Re: Coverite paint problem?

John, no you don't have a bad can. These types of paint are very thin and
must be misted (very very light coats with 10 minutes between coats) on to
the surface with as many as 10 coats for a nice finish. Also, you need to
apply a white primer coat (same brand) to achieve a good paint job when
using light colors like yellow, orange and red. Using these paints take
practice but the paint is tough and doesn't yellow.
Hope this helps.
GY
"John Morley" <jmorley@nospamanalysistech.com> wrote in message
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> Hi All,
>
> I'm in the process of finishing off a Great Planes Cub Kit. I replaced
> the stock ABS cowl with a fiberglas one, and now I'm trying to paint it.
> I'm using Coverite 21st Century fabric on the plane, so I'm using
> Coverite Cub Yellow paint on the cowling. My problem is that the paint
> seems to be ultra-thin, and it's almost impossible to spray without
> causing runs in the paint. Also, I'm on the 8th coat and it still
> doesn't have uniform coverage over the fiberglas. Is this normal for
> this type of paint, or do I have a bad can???
>
> Thanks,
>
> John
>



Old Feb 03, 2003, 12:02 PM
RedFred1
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Re: Coverite paint problem?

This stuff is my favorite paint. Lots of coats to produce a nice finish, but
dries hard like a rock and is very maintenance free when applied correctly.
Definately needs a primer coat!

Fred

>
>John, no you don't have a bad can. These types of paint are very thin and
>must be misted (very very light coats with 10 minutes between coats) on to
>the surface with as many as 10 coats for a nice finish. Also, you need to
>apply a white primer coat (same brand) to achieve a good paint job when
>using light colors like yellow, orange and red. Using these paints take
>practice but the paint is tough and doesn't yellow.
>Hope this helps.
>GY



Old Feb 03, 2003, 02:52 PM
Ted Campanelli
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Re: Coverite paint problem?

On 2/3/2003 11:33 AM Ted shuffled out of his cave and grunted these
great (and sometimes not so great) words of knowledge:

Try using latex. Use a white primer on the cowl, then several THIN
coats of latex. Make sure you use "FloTrol" in the paint. The latex
can be sprayed OR brushed with a foam brush. Let it cure for about a
week and clearcoat it with polyurethane, clear dope or LusterKote clear
to fuel proof it. The big advantages I have found to latex are: You
can get an EXACT color match and a QUART is about $10.

> Hi All,
>
> I'm in the process of finishing off a Great Planes Cub Kit. I replaced
> the stock ABS cowl with a fiberglas one, and now I'm trying to paint it.
> I'm using Coverite 21st Century fabric on the plane, so I'm using
> Coverite Cub Yellow paint on the cowling. My problem is that the paint
> seems to be ultra-thin, and it's almost impossible to spray without
> causing runs in the paint. Also, I'm on the 8th coat and it still
> doesn't have uniform coverage over the fiberglas. Is this normal for
> this type of paint, or do I have a bad can???
>
> Thanks,
>
> John
>


 


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