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Old 10-15-2002, 03:05 PM
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Just came out of the paint booth this morning, looks AWSOME!!!!
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I'll post more pics as I get it done.
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Looks like 10 pounds of paint.
What did you paint the bottom like? I plan on leaving mine basic white.
Did you use PPG paint, or spray cans and clear?
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Old 10-15-2002, 04:43 PM
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The bottom is plain white. The paint used was PPG automotive sprayed very thin to keep the weight down. PPG clear was added on top. Just got fully cured this morning.
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I want royalties!
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Wow!!!!! I cant believe our paint design is so close. Thats really weird!!!!
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I always put the yellow on the tips. Lights up the sky. Never a problem seeing it. My bottom is fluro-red and yellow. My new whiplash is spiderman. I may add yellow at the tips on that as well.
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What did you prep the surface with before painting? Did you just lightly sand it, or use some chemical?
Just received mine today, and can't wait to start on it.

Thanks for the info!
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I am not a pro at all. I cleaned it with windex. Taped it off with newspaper and sprayed rustoleum out of a can. It is chipping off at the hingeline where i had to break the gelcoat to get the elevons to free up. But otherwise its on to stay. I painted my kangaroo the same way. Someone else may have the proper way to paint, but this is the poor mans method.
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I just lightly sanded it over. I had to fill a few places that didnt come out of the mold right. I applied a light coat of sealer, then the all white base coat. Colors came next, then the clear. Only added 4 1/2 ounces of weight to the airframe.
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My DD I had a few years back had the same color scheme as the whiplash does now. It's like a flashback.
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1/4 pound of paint to a 2 pound airframe. Seems like alot but i didnt weigh mine before and after. Everyone is ending up at 4.5 lbs give or take an ounce. Where did you come out IMAC?
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No, sorry. Had to edit my post. It was 4 1/2 ounces to the airframe. Not to bad for three colors.
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Hey this would be a good name for the next model after the backlash.
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I had to edit mine. I thought i had missread. 4.5 ounces is not that much.
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Bee U Tee Full you'll certainly be able to see that baby, nice job, have fun..

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Ordered my Whiplash today. Need suggestions for prepping the surface for painting.
Some other questions come to mind:

Should I paint the fins before installation?

I plan on leaving the bottom white, so do I have to paint over the way it comes from the manufacturer?

Does PPG clear coat react with vinyl graphics? I'm wondering if I can clear coat over the graphics, and whether this will help them not peel off. I'm not planning a lot of graphics, as I don't want anything to add drag - I'll try to make the smoothest surface possible. (I like to use stick on 5-year sign vinyl for my AMA number, that's probably the only graphics that I'll use.)

Now I have to start looking for a prop or two for the OS46 VX DF that's going on the front. (Any suggestions?)
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PPG works great on any application, use base colors then go over with either semi gloos or high gloss clear..

it will not affect the graphics if they are vinyl.

9/7 on the D/F is a good prop I have found, but ask the others on this post, you'll see there are thousands of opinions, but I found trial and error to be the best guide.

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Just like Rick said PPG works well. That is what mine in painted in.
And it will not affect the graphics just as long as there vinyl. I would shoot a light coat of sealer on the gelcoat before the clear. As you can see mine came out very nice.

Hope the OS DF works good, i'm about to try a K&B 7.5 DF on my Whiplash.

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IMAC Buff,

Do you have a number for the sealer you're referring to?

I'm trying to get my supplies lined up, before the plane arrives.

I'll probably paint the top all one color(red), as I want to minimize paint edges, weight and hopefully drag. A little boring, but functional. Yours really looks good. Betcha can't wait to fly it.
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I'll have to look up that number on the sealer, I dont remember it off the top of my head. Mines been flying now for a couple of weeks. All I can say is, **WOOOW** This thing is alot of fun. I have sparked alot of intrest in my area up here with it. There is some planning going on for some whiplash Racing!!!! Way Cool!!
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