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    Painting

    I am getting ready to paint my ailerons, but don't know exactly how to secure them while painting. I asked Pierce at his restoration seminar how to secure them, and he replied that he would show me before I left. Well the seminar meter maxed out and now I have to go back next year to find out. He withholds information every year so you have to return to fill in the gaps. I won't be able to afford another trip the Graham, I had to use my air travel money to buy a treadmill to loose the weight I gained while in Graham eating barbeque. Photo's or drawings would be great.

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    i hang them from the ceiling with bailing/electric fence wire from outer hinges.. then use center hinges to make/adjust them both vertical...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike mcs repair View Post
    i hang them from the ceiling with bailing/electric fence wire from outer hinges.. then use center hinges to make/adjust them both vertical...
    I thought about hanging them, but thought they may fly away when I try to spray them. How do you hold them steady while spraying?

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    I have hang them and tie them to some weight

    I did almost every part like this. Vertically so you have less dust possibility

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    olibuilt what are the truck wheels for??

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    To put some tires on a truck!

    Seriously, to tie the parts so they don't move on you when spraying.

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    getting a 108 Stinson ready to cover and paint and looking for any good tricks to make it easy.

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    Sorry Bob. These are set vertically for storage but horizontally for painting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Pierce View Post
    Sorry Bob. These are set vertically for storage but horizontally for painting.
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    Thanks Steve. Now that I have seen them, I remember seeing them in past visits. OK, I will take this off the list of information kept hidden. Actually, just so people don't get the wrong idea, my project is coming along nicely thanks in part to the restoration seminars. Now if I just could just keep up with Chris and his PA11 project that he has farmed out to everyone in the country. My engine should start coming together in a few weeks. June is my target date for completion, and I would like to join Chris in his cross country flight. MY IA looks over my shoulder and helps with some of the technical stuff I don't know how to do, other than that I have done this by myself. I couldn't have progressed with out the information I learned form the Peirce restoration/barbeque eat'n/sit'n around fire/go cart racing seminars. I could have done without the weight gain. Now I have to go back next year to see what information he has kept locked up for future visits.

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    Not ailerons in this image but what has worked well for me. Threaded rod bent 90º. Vertical positioning allows spraying of both sides in the same spray session. Start with edges and then spray the flat surfaces.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olibuilt View Post
    To put some tires on a truck!

    Seriously, to tie the parts so they don't move on you when spraying.
    Had me worried for a second, I thought the solvent ate the truck.
    Remember, These are the Good old Days!

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    Quote Originally Posted by robertc View Post
    I thought about hanging them, but thought they may fly away when I try to spray them. How do you hold them steady while spraying?
    no need to tie down, they don't move at all... you aren't pressure washing them!

    I should also note, i am hanging 2 at a time i.e. one aileron under/from the other, same with flaps..

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