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11-21-2006 09:37 PM  11 years agoPost 1
hazchem88

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I want to spray paint my Vario R22 main blades.
What's the proceedure
do you...rub down, prime, spray, then clear coat?
Just like with the main fuse?

thanks for any tips

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11-21-2006 11:09 PM  11 years agoPost 2
tim deakin

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hi,ive have been a painter for 14 years now.can i help?
what sort of paint do you intend to use?

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11-22-2006 10:08 AM  11 years agoPost 3
hazchem88

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Hi
I appreciate the offer of help.
I just wondered what general proceedure people used.
- real general, like does everyone else prime their blades first (like with grey auto primer) and do they apply clear laquer at the end just like with a fuse?

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11-22-2006 12:25 PM  11 years agoPost 4
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If flying Nitro
Do not use lacquer anything.It will melt.Pm me so I under stand what you are trying to acheve. Are you painting the whole blade?Tips?or half the blade.Will be glad to steer you in the right direction.

Good Luck Corey I PAY-PAL

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11-22-2006 01:03 PM  11 years agoPost 5
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You should use a primer, then sand, then paint color. Most scale builders don't use a clear coat which gives a more scale look after a few flights. I use a dull clear just to protect the paint. A gloss clear just looks stupid.

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11-22-2006 01:21 PM  11 years agoPost 6
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They make flattening agents you can add to your clear.
Clear coat is a good idea for fuel protection. You can make the clear as dull as you want it.I do agree with motions a scale with super glossy mains tend to leave a little more to be desired.It all depends on what product you are using.I would not recommend priming them.I would clean scuff or sand if you will with 600 grit sand paper, or a red scotch bright with some comet.Apply an adhesion promoter bulldog is my personal prefrence then depending on what paint you chose to us,Base coat,Single stage urethane,Acrylic enamel, synthetic enamel,Epoxy,spray cans,water bourne paints.There are too many variables to answer your question exactly without knowing the specific paint type you have in mind, as they are all unique in their own ways, and require differnet substrate preperations.

Good Luck Corey I PAY-PAL

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11-22-2006 01:39 PM  11 years agoPost 7
hazchem88

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the blades are white vario R22 blades.
I will do scale colours;
white and yellow stripes on the top
black underneath,
yellow tips underneath.

As the blades are white, and I require white stripes, do you all advise I still prime the whole blade and spray them white, then add the yellow, then black?

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11-22-2006 02:39 PM  11 years agoPost 8
variocrebes

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Hi
Just as a thought if you look on my Gallery you will see the blades done for me by Peter Rob for my Benzine trainer. These are partly covered in bands of Vynil and are superb. After many hours of flying they are just like new and I think look good.
If you look under scale for R22 by crebes you can see two R22's that have blades finished by Peter Rob.
Hope that helps.
Good flying

How can the ground be made softer?

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11-22-2006 05:12 PM  11 years agoPost 9
tim deakin

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be careful what type of paint you use,often aerosol paint is to aggresive and can weaken gel coats,hence why you are not alowed to paint motor bike helmets.

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