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Old 09-26-2005, 06:18 PM   #1
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finishing a t/f cessna 182

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i'm in the stages of finishing my scale cessna project and i want to paint the air plane and not use monocoat. but i'm worried about the wood grain what kind of paint are out there that you would recommend and what would you do to seal the wood grain.

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Old 09-26-2005, 08:18 PM   #2
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You can use Butyrate Dope and Talcum powder to seal the wood. It makes a very easily sanded surface and it will be like glass when you are finished.

Have tyou thought about glassing the fuse with say some 0/5 oz cloth and epoxy finishing resin? Will make it much stronger. Or use the .5 oz cloth and dope it on again with Butyrate dope and then do the dope/talc mixture.

Mix the talc into the dope thick enough that it won't run, but not too thick.
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yes i have thought of glassing the airplane but it would cost a bit and i don't know if i have the skill to glass a giant scale air plane
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Talc works well, just be sure to buy the unscented talc, not the baby powder talc.

ANother method I've seen is covering with dope & tissue. The result is a very strong, smooth finish with little added weight and little sanding required.

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