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    Fuselage tube primer and paint options

    What’s everyone’s go to tube primer and paint these days? I just welded an X brace into my tail and cleaned up some other tubes and now need to prime and paint. So what’s my options?

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    For best protection, Good surface prep then 2 part epoxy primer followed by two part urethane topcoat.
    For small touch up work, consider using two part avail in rattle cans. Eastwood makes it (automotive), no spray equipment needed, easily applied, durable.
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    I was actually thinking of using this. What top coat paint options do I have in a spray can if I go with this primer??

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    This is what Advanced Powder Coat told me to use for repairs and touch-up. The 2K primer is good stuff. The chassis paint is tough as nails.

    https://www.eastwood.com/eastwood-s-...=google&wv=3.1

    Finish Line (formerly Hy Tech) on Lake Otis usually has both in stock.

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    Google "fuselage primer site:Super Cub.org" many good discussions.
    I personally blast with iron ore slag, prime with EP40 epoxy primer and top coat with Aerothane or Ranthane catalyzed polyurethane. Those top coats are impervious to the glues and seal the primer. I spray them because I can get into every nook and cranny on a Cub fuselage.
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