2nd January 2017, 05:04 PM
Practical, not perfect
Ever have a fiberglass, fill/finish, and paint job you'd prefer to describe as textured (as in textured paint), when it's not. Don't get me wrong, it'll look good with the "diamond back" paint scheme from 10ft away, still usually I'm a bit more on the perfect side, but life gets in the way and I have to be practical with this one...
Last edited by dixontj93060; 2nd January 2017 at 09:49 PM.
2nd January 2017, 07:25 PM
All the time now days, Tim. If it looks good from 20ft, I'm happy. I hardly ever land on cushy sod, so why get it completely perfect? I try, but if it doesn't happen, meh...
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2nd January 2017, 07:37 PM
If it's looks like it was painted to get used, it gets used.
If it looks like a museum piece, it becomes a display queen.
I do my best to make them perfect.
Mostly because that's what I enjoy doing, being a former auto body tech and custom painter.
And I only fly them once or twice, maybe 3 times and then they get shelved.
2nd January 2017, 09:54 PM
Looks better than most of mine.
I get runs everywhere from either impatience with not covering or having the can too close from painting outside and dealing with wind.
3rd January 2017, 04:36 AM
I decide on 15 ft. paint jobs a long time ago. As long as it looks good from 15 ft, it's good enough.
3rd January 2017, 04:46 AM
I have a LOC Viper III that is giving me fits right now, looks a lot like yours. Mine is in it's fourth coat of primer. When it's warm enough, it comes out good, when the temp. drops below 60* it looks like hanging curtains....
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3rd January 2017, 06:16 AM
Temp on my pic was 39F BTW.
Originally Posted by Wayco
3rd January 2017, 02:51 PM
That has happened to me quite a few times lately, and it seems to happen more often on bigger rockets just because its harder to keep a larger surface perfectly smooth. That's part of the reason that I've been experimenting with textured finishes on my larger rockets lately.
I think you were working on a project with spray filler and snakeskin paint. Is this it? If not, something like snakeskin would cover the imperfections (though, in my experience, it creates its own set of complications).
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