patowalker wrote:An RV-12. I got de-motivated when a family member fell ill and never got back to it. Now is probably a good time to resurrect the project. I had planned to have the parts primed at a car paint shop (for £40 p/h in 2015) and built 2 chicken-wire frames, as used at CZAW and Evektor factories, to lay the parts on for spraying.
Do have the space available to build a spray booth, but wonder if it i worth it, especially when I have no experience of spray painting.
I have previously built a Zenair CH601UL, Sport Cruiser and Eurostar, but the parts came primed or anodized and the final coats were done professionally.
I thought early on prior to starting that I would get a professional sprayer to prime and paint the external and visible surfaces. I am doing the rest.
As I've said before the only spray equipment previously used was deodorant. I'ts true, but I thought I'd have a go.
The first couple of ribs in the tail were awful. But then who is going to see them. It has improved dramatically since turning down the paint and the air pressure at the gun.
The Aerowave is expensive, but forgiving, being water based, I keep a big bucket of water and a sponge handy so I can wash off what I don't want, if you're quick.
Also the clean up is a doddle and you can paint over small scratches with a brush.
Crack On !!