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    I was just going to say....both of those examples...

    I was just going to say....both of those examples would ground a BUNCH of airplanes if it was a problem. I've seen more with a sloppy drill job than I have without, I think!
    John
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    That's their job! I'm glad it's warmer...or we'd...

    That's their job! I'm glad it's warmer...or we'd be under a few hundred feet of ice right here! I'm not gonna get worried until it STOPS changing!
    John
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    Try Aircraft Windshield in Los Alamitos,...

    Try Aircraft Windshield in Los Alamitos, California. I haven't ordered from anyone else in years.
    John
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    My Bellanca was the last one I found with rust...

    My Bellanca was the last one I found with rust inside. And only in spots. It's usually from condensation rather than leakage. The longerons on my Cruisair were absolutely solid, except for rust...
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    I'd heard that Tubeseal was discontinued. I sure...

    I'd heard that Tubeseal was discontinued. I sure hope it doesn't stay that way, because that stuff was lightyears ahead of all the other stuff!!! I dropped a little on the outside of a bottom...
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    I was up and borrowed their press brake a while...

    I was up and borrowed their press brake a while back. Keith is still over in Philippines (I think that where it was), but the guy running the Libby airport was still manning the shop and the phone at...
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    I've had dry spots.....not enough paint on the...

    I've had dry spots.....not enough paint on the surface.....look in the mirror to see the problem.
    I've had orange peel..... poor technique, wrong air, etc...there's a list of them....again, on me.
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    Well, that's been my experience, since I first...

    Well, that's been my experience, since I first shot the "first generation" paint in 1996....and not just with this paint but every other paint. I've shot the current Ekopoly Premium in 60 degrees...
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    Consistency comes from the one pulling the...

    Consistency comes from the one pulling the trigger. If you mix and shoot the same, it'll behave the same....good, bad or indifferent.

    John
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    Here's the chains....

    Here's the chains....
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    Haha... Clydes are great on a mower! They can...

    Haha... Clydes are great on a mower! They can cover some ground!

    It's actually not a PIA at all.. When I know I'll be painting tomorrow, I throw the unopened can on the roller and give it a couple...
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    I use 5 links of light chain...the links are out...

    I use 5 links of light chain...the links are out of 1/8" diameter wire and are about an inch long each. I weld #3 to the end of the rod, so it's balanced. I'll try to grab a picture of one...
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    Put the paddle stir on a drill press and turn it...

    Put the paddle stir on a drill press and turn it on slow, then leave it stir for a half hour or so. My favorite stirer is 5 links of light chain, welded on the end of a 14" rod. It does a fantastic...
  14. Dupont provided this chart to us years ago....but...

    Dupont provided this chart to us years ago....but it's pretty generic. There's factors that influence the absorption, such as certain components of the base..... but it'll give you a pretty good idea
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    She's sharp and does excellent work! John

    She's sharp and does excellent work!
    John
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    This paint loves heat. Just something to think...

    This paint loves heat. Just something to think about. I've shot lots at 60-65, but it likes 80-90 even better. The biggest difference you'll notice is long wait times between coats as the temp...
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    Ok, so on a longeron, is diameter or wall...

    Ok, so on a longeron, is diameter or wall thickness going to get you the "biggest bang for the buck" or biggest strength gain for the weight gain?
    John
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    Being a flap, I'd double cover it, but that's me....

    Being a flap, I'd double cover it, but that's me. Is that the iron that Consolidated puts out???
    John
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    I thought the biggest strength gain per pound was...

    I thought the biggest strength gain per pound was by going up in diameter, not wall thickness?
    John
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    I use the EkoEtch and do a small section at a...

    I use the EkoEtch and do a small section at a time, and rinse with hot water on a sponge. I haven't blasted or anything. I just did tank covers the other day for a Smith Cub and leading edges not too...
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    I've been using it since the mid-90's...long...

    I've been using it since the mid-90's...long before it was Stewart Systems..... Just remember, it's a waterborne, so clean everything and etch the way the instructions tell you, not the way all the...
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    Yep, blind stitch the bottom and run them...

    Yep, blind stitch the bottom and run them together just like a normal stitch, then when you get past the leading edge, start a normal stitch. Works great and pretty quick.
    John
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    Yes they are. I sent you a PM. John

    Yes they are. I sent you a PM.
    John
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    I always do it. It's a matter of maybe 3 ounces...

    I always do it. It's a matter of maybe 3 ounces on the whole airplane? It wont hurt anything at all. Cheap insurance. We recommend it in the manual as well....
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    I had 46 on my Tcraft and it was great for...

    I had 46 on my Tcraft and it was great for cruise, but I couldn't get off the ground with 2 people on skis, so had it repitched to 42 and it's awesome! Lost a few mph in cruise, but it was a whole...
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