Build Log RV-10 #1

Blog for a Vans RV-10 Airplane Build

Starting to Paint

For the past few weeks I have been prepping for primer and paint.  Started with the fiberglass parts and they were quite the challenge to get all the pinholes filled.  But finally got them. 

This process is going very slowly as I am a very amateur painter.  Learning as I go.  Little practice on small parts then off to the plane parts. 

I chose to use the Sherwin Williams Aerospace Acry Glo and Jet Glo paints.  They have been great to work with so far.  My biggest fear was painting the metallic as I did not want the mottling effect.  Did the wheel pants and they came out great. 

Hopefully over the next couple of weeks I can get the rest of plane painted, then on to final construction.

Click on the images below to take you to the painting gallery.