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    Orginal Super Cub Stripes + Decals

    Guys, trying to get some stripes like this cub, does anyone know where to get these? I realise you can have these things made, but am after Original quality / look.
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    Aerographics.com Send them a pic and ask for a quote
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    +1 on Aerographics. I haven't personally applied any of their full scale exterior stripes, but several of the warbird and RV folks I know have had excellent results. I've had excellent service and results from their placard decals. The image you posted of TF-KAJ looks like the factory paint scheme from ~1963-1975, one of their best. The Aerographics catalog shows a very similar scheme in the PA-18 section; I'd bet they can easily match what you want.

    Please let us all know how this works out.

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    Have you considered PAINT? Then stickers for the "Super Cub" .
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    I've also had very good results using http://www.avgrafix.com/. This guy is pretty busy doing the graphics for C130 refurbs for the military, but did a very nice job for me. I used vinyl stripes on my glass plane and vinyl masking for paint on my SC clone with the smaller decals done in vinyl.

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    I paint all my stripes and graphics on. Thats how thry were done fron the factory.

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    Cut/have cut a hard stencil for the curvy bits and the registration, mark out with a pencil using a straight edge for the straight bits and - mask with 'fine line' tape, narrow for the curvy bits - mask the wider area - then spray.
    It takes patience but I found it well worth the time to achieve a 'factory finish'.
    I also found that trying to fix a self adhesive stencil on a vertical surface did not work (expensive too) as it sagged and distorted - drawing out and masking worked perfectly.

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    Painted stripes and numbers.Click image for larger version. 

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    We used Aerographics paint masks for the numbers and roundels on the L-21. Big problems with residue on Polytone. I don't think it is an Aerographics issue, it's just what Polytone does. Would be no problem at all on anything shiny.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coxcub View Post
    Cut/have cut a hard stencil for the curvy bits and the registration, mark out with a pencil using a straight edge for the straight bits and - mask with 'fine line' tape, narrow for the curvy bits - mask the wider area - then spray.
    It takes patience but I found it well worth the time to achieve a 'factory finish'.
    I also found that trying to fix a self adhesive stencil on a vertical surface did not work (expensive too) as it sagged and distorted - drawing out and masking worked perfectly.

    Frank
    It takes a bit of practice, but I found the large vinyl stencils to be pretty easy once I figured out how, and made sure everything was wet and soapy before I applied them. Made it easy to move them around and adjust as necessary. On the Cub, I just used the stencils as masking for the 12" numbers on the sides. On the other plane, I applied vinyl trim as finish. Both worked really well. For the strips on my Cub, I used fine line edging tape and masking overlapping the edge tape. That also worked really well and costs next to nothing.

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    The cubs paint job in the first post is an attempt at duplicating the original 66 design; but the striping especially on the cowling is way off.
    There is a cub for sale in Alaska that is a 1966 with original fabric and has always been hangered according to the ad.

    Check out the photos to see what an original layout was like. I wish that I owned it to restore but he wants too much.
    https://anchorage.craigslist.org/avo...754107407.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by txpacer View Post
    We used Aerographics paint masks for the numbers and roundels on the L-21. Big problems with residue on Polytone. I don't think it is an Aerographics issue, it's just what Polytone does. Would be no problem at all on anything shiny.
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    I used aerographics paint masks too. Didnít have any problem with it sticking too much to the poly tone. The red is ranthane, white is polytone



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    Orginal Super Cub Stripes + Decals

    Quote Originally Posted by cubpilot2 View Post
    The cubs paint job in the first post is an attempt at duplicating the original 66 design; but the striping especially on the cowling is way off.
    There is a cub for sale in Alaska that is a 1966 with original fabric and has always been hangered according to the ad.

    Check out the photos to see what an original layout was like. I wish that I owned it to restore but he wants too much.
    https://anchorage.craigslist.org/avo...754107407.html
    My cowl was factory original. The bullet on both sides was a different size and shape. I make templates of the old ones. They were not at the same height on both sides.

    When I asked for the paint masks for the supercub on the cowl they were a lot smaller. The bigger ones were original on my airplane.

    There is no drawing for that paint scheme. This is what I ended up with



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    Quote Originally Posted by RaisedByWolves View Post
    My cowl was factory original. The bullet on both sides was a different size and shape. I make templates of the old ones. They were not at the same height on both sides.

    When I asked for the paint masks for the supercub on the cowl they were a lot smaller. The bigger ones were original on my airplane.

    There is no drawing for that paint scheme. This is what I ended up with



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    Im pretty sure I.have an original blueprint of that paint scheme.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cubunltd View Post
    Im pretty sure I.have an original blueprint of that paint scheme.

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    Iíd love to see it. I called Clyde and he said that was the only one he doesnít have a drawing for


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    Quote Originally Posted by RaisedByWolves View Post
    Iíd love to see it. I called Clyde and he said that was the only one he doesnít have a drawing for


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    I just moved from one hangar to another. Ill see if I can find it. Give me a few days. Email; jswalt@comcast.net.

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    So how do I find out what my 1956 super cub was painted like from the factory? There must be someone with a picture/record?

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    Clyde smith Iím pretty sure can tell you.


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    So how do I get a hold of Clyde Smith?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Kid View Post
    So how do I get a hold of Clyde Smith?
    think this is his site http://www.cubdoctor.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Kid View Post
    So how do I find out what my 1956 super cub was painted like from the factory? There must be someone with a picture/record?
    http://www.supercub.org/forum/showth...-Paint-Schemes

    See post #12
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    I'd recommend Aerographics even if you're just adding tail numbers,
    instead of your local graphics place.
    I think Spruce likely gets the numbers they sell from Aerographics,
    but they only catalog 3" or 12" and in only a few colors.
    Aerographics
    offers different sized numbers, correctly spaced, in numerous fonts and about a zillion colors.
    As I recall, my 2" numbers were $28 including S&H, and they were delivered in less than a week.
    Cessna Skywagon-- accept no substitute!

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    I dont usually like vinyl graphics on fabric, however I have used some 2" numbers on the tail. Local graphics can make them anyway you want. Size, height, spacing and font. Had them in 2 days

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    Aerographics was real good about getting it the way I wanted. I emailed my graphics with dimensions, they imported and sent it back to me for approval. After some minor adjustments, all I had to do was call with a credit card. Very good to work with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by txpacer View Post
    Aerographics was real good about getting it the way I wanted. I emailed my graphics with dimensions, they imported and sent it back to me for approval. After some minor adjustments, all I had to do was call with a credit card. Very good to work with.
    Same when I got the supercub for the cowl, told them it was too small, they sent 4 more for no charge. I used them as well for my instrument panel, wing roots throttle panel and fuel, trim and the other one. Matte clear coat over the top, and they turned out fantastic. They were great to work with. Lots of changes back and forth.


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    Quote Originally Posted by RaisedByWolves View Post
    Same when I got the supercub for the cowl, told them it was too small, they sent 4 more for no charge. I used them as well for my instrument panel, wing roots throttle panel and fuel, trim and the other one. Matte clear coat over the top, and they turned out fantastic. They were great to work with. Lots of changes back and forth.


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    Fantastic looking panel


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