How to Paint Your Own Airplane, by Ron Alexander

How to Paint
Your Own Airplane

by Ron Alexander

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ISBN-13:
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Copyright Date:
2004
Pages:
81
Binding:
Spiral-bound
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How to Paint Your Own Airplane is an easy to follow and up-to-date book on aircraft painting techniques by Ron Alexander, Sport-Air Workshops and EAA. This book discusses materials (stressing Polyfiber brand products), tools and equipment, construction of a paint booth, preparation of metal, composite, and fabric surfaces, spraying and detailing technique, and safety concerns. This book is simple, but clearly written, and should be sufficient for anyone preparing to take on the task of painting a new custom aircraft.


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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Can I Roll It On?
rolling paint vs. spraying paint

Making the Decision to Paint
Compressed Air-Powered Suction Gun
High-Volume, Low-Pressure Systems
Compressed Air-Powered HVLP Gun
The Advantages of HVLP
Other Types of Spray Equipment
Needle, Nozzle, and Air Cap

Painting Materials
Paint Booth
Lighting
Other Considerations

Painting Safety and Environmental Concerns
Respirators and Breathing Systems
Skin Contat
Sanding and Paint Prep Work
Mixing and Pouring
Heat Sources, Fans, and Compressors
Static Discharge
Storage of Chemicals
Use of Fire Extinguishers
Disposal of Waste

Preparation of Metal Surfaces
Aluminum Surfaces
Removing Paint and Corrosion
Chemical Treatment of Aluminum
Application of the Primer Coat
Application of Topcoat
Steel Parts
Magnesium Surfaces

Preparation of Composite Surfaces
Composite Finishing Steps

Fabric Surfaces

Choosing and Mixing Paints
Paint Schemes
Types and Colors of Paint
Mixing Paints

The Art of Spraying
Spraying Techniques
Common Problems
Time Required
Cleanup

Applying Trim Colors, Decals, Etc.
Trim Colors
N-Numbers and Decals

Sanding and Buffing
Sanding and Buffing Topcoats

Common Painting Problems
Runs and Sags
Orange Peel
Grainy or Sandy Paint
Fish-eye
Pinholes
Poor Gloss
Color Variations and Thin Spots
Poor Adhesion
Sanding Marks
Uneven Trim Lines
Blending Painted Areas

Glossary

Index


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