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Aug 09, 2017, 08:37 PM
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Need Painter Near Pittsburgh

Hi All!
I have an LA-1 ready for painting. It is primed and sanded. 3 color job, white, red, black. Does anyone here know someone within an hour of Pittsburgh that does painting? Thanks in advance for the help.
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Aug 10, 2017, 12:13 PM
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What is an LA-1. What is the wingspan?
Aug 10, 2017, 05:33 PM
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Classic pattern airplane. 62"wingspan.
Aug 31, 2017, 06:13 PM
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Hi-- Can u post a couple pics of ur plane?? Do u have any particular scheme picked out?? Dean
Sep 02, 2017, 09:36 PM
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Here's the text of the other ad that I placed..

Looking for an experienced spray painter with auto/motorcycle experience to put a museum quality 3 color paint job on my model airplane. Have complete set of reference pictures. I will supply the paint. The model is covered in fiberglass, primed and sanded to 220 grit ready for a white base coat. Also needs to have a clear coat applied. Ready to go.
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Sep 02, 2017, 09:39 PM
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Just a quick note, the "before" picture is not the current state of the airplane. It has been painted with primer filler and sanded. The wings and control surfaces are covered in fiberglass and painted with primer filler as well. On my last airplane, the painter just added the white base coat on top of this surface preparation. On another plane I took the next step of painting with thin white auto primer. I guess it depends on your style of painting. You won't have to do any filling or bondo etc. I can get you a current picture on Tuesday if that helps. But I do think it is ready as is.
Sep 05, 2017, 04:03 PM
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Here is the current state of the airplane.

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