Do you spray the nose cone on the BT, or seperate?

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grimlock3000

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I have a few rockets to spray with primer before I paint then with colored spray paint. Should I be painting the nose cones seperate from the rest of the rocket, or just paint everything at once, then run a blade around the edge of the nose cone to seperate it?
 

BlueNinja

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Paint it all together. It won't adhere the nose to the tube.
 

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I usually apply the primer to the whole rocket with nose cone attached. That way you can fill any gaps that are in the nose cone to body tube junction. I usually get away with simply removing the nose cone, I don't find I need a knife to separate it from the body tube with just the primer coat. For the finish coat I typically separate the tube from the cone. This way I can paint the very top edge of the body tube and the bottom lip of the cone to help hide the seam. I typically mask most of the nose cone shoulder so it doesn't wider and have the potential to get stuck in the body tube.

Bruce S. Levison, NAR #69055
 

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Most of the time I paint them together. I insert the nose cone so there is a 1/4" gap so some of the shoulder gets painted. There usually isn't a fit problem if I have properly fitted the cone before I paint. Of course if it's a diff color...that's another story.:D
 

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