Carlson Skunk Works

February 9th, 2016

AMF 14H MARANDA SN:1026 Making Sawdust February 9th, 2016

Posted by Roger in AMF 14H Maranda SN1026, news

So I went to the airport at lunchtime today and checked out a different hanger. I should be moving the plane into the new hanger about March 1st. The new hanger is larger, has a power bi-fold door and a level floor. I think it will be a good move.

So, remember that the rudder had the primer applied? Well, now it has two coats of the finish paint.
Here it is with the primer …


… and here it is with the finishing color.


I had originally intended to go with Cub yellow (or brighter), but the gal at the Sherwin Williams store said that the yellow would fade really badly and quickly as an exterior paint. My second choice was the blue and I really like it.

Currently I have completed two coats of the blue. The next thing is to sand it to eliminate a few small imperfections, almost like dust particles. Then I need to add four or five more coats of blue before the final buffing and polishing.



I am using a small (4″) fine foam roller to apply the paint for parts that I can bring into the house. Ben & Emmett gave me an HVLP spray gun for Christmas and I am planning to use that on the wings and fuselage. I don’t think I can talk my wife into allowing a paint booth in the basement.

Leave a reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.