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    Would like comments on Acry Glo paint

    What has been your experience with this paint? Did you paint it with HVLP?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vetteman89 View Post
    What has been your experience with this paint? Did you paint it with HVLP?
    I'll start painting my RV-10 with it this weekend. Actually, a combination of Jet Glo and Acry Glo. I will probably be a couple weeks before I'll have any feedback to share. I'm not actually painting it myself. I've been demoted to painter's assistant on this part of the project, since I can't spray worth a darn.
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    I wish you luck (and the person you are assisting) and am looking forward to your comments. Thanks!

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    Vetteman89,

    We've painted the RV-10 tail feathers and cowl. We started off with the SW primer, the Jet Glo Matterhorn White. Last night we started the striping with Acry Glo Seminole Red. Tonight will be doing some large areas with Acry Glo Phantom Gray. Thursday night will be another stripe night with Acry Glo Silver and will finish with clear coat on Friday night. We start over again on the fuselage on Saturday.

    So far, everything is going as anticipated. The white covered the green primer just fine. We applied two light coats. The metallic red got me a little nervous on the first coat. On top of the white, it looked pink. It took quite a few more coats for the white not to bleed through. I was told this was typical of most reds. I'll be able to validate that tonight when the metallic gray is applied.

    The painter (not me) is using a HVLP gun. Seems to work fine. This is the first time he has worked with SW products. He normally shoots PPG auto paint.

    There are some pictures on my build site, but I haven't posted that last couple of days yet.
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    rleffler- thanks for the info. What pressure is the HVLP gun set at? Another question, did you use primer, then filler, then color, or just the primer and the color? Looking forward to seeing your photos.

    thanks again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vetteman89 View Post
    rleffler- thanks for the info. What pressure is the HVLP gun set at? Another question, did you use primer, then filler, then color, or just the primer and the color? Looking forward to seeing your photos.

    thanks again!
    He used about 40psi for the white, but he turned down to 30 for the red since the area was pretty small. I don't know the pressure for the primer, but it was set lower as well.

    So far, all the filler was done pre-primer and didn't need to be addressed after priming. My wife and I spent the last 6-8 weeks filling and priming all the fiberglass parts, transitions, and a few smilies that I made. I suspect when we start the fuselage we may find spots I missed that will need to be addresed after the primer.
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    Since we are talking technical, do you recall the metering needle size? 1mm 1.5mm?

    Best of luck,

    Wes
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    Quote Originally Posted by WLIU View Post
    Since we are talking technical, do you recall the metering needle size? 1mm 1.5mm?

    Best of luck,

    Wes
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    Not a clue, but I can ask when I see him Thursday evening.

    bob
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    Quote Originally Posted by WLIU View Post
    Since we are talking technical, do you recall the metering needle size? 1mm 1.5mm?

    Best of luck,

    Wes
    N78PS
    1.5mm is what the painter is using.

    Photos of the primer, Matahorn White Jet Glo, Seminole Red Acry Glo, Phantom Gray Acry Glo, and Silver Acry Glo are now on my build site. Not to get too excited. It's near impossible to see any valuable detail in these photos. When I attempted to take some close ups, the lighting from the flash distorted the images and color. I should have photos up after the clear coat this weekend.
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    Thanks for all the great info!

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