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Old 06-25-2021, 03:29 PM
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Default Inside Top Cowl paint

I want to paint the inside of the top cowl. What type of paint should I use?
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A good white epoxy primer.

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Old 06-25-2021, 04:16 PM
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I used a high build primer and then a battleship grey single stage paint. Any light color should work.



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Old 06-25-2021, 04:40 PM
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I used a high build primer and then a battleship grey single stage paint. Any light color should work.



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why a light color?
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Old 06-25-2021, 05:29 PM
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I want to paint the inside of the top cowl. What type of paint should I use?
Rhino 9700 works well. ACS sells it or you can buy dirrect from Rhino. It's what the composite guys use to seal their tanks.

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Old 06-25-2021, 05:34 PM
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I used West Systems Epoxy and West Systems White Tint for epoxy. The tint can be obtained at your favorite Marine Supply company. Brush or roll it on with a few coats and you'll have a nice hard candy shell that is easy to wipe down and clean. Paint can chip. This stuff is never going to chip off. It has held up great over 7 years and almost 900 hours.

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I used Rust-Oleum VHT white engine enamel. Hope it works.
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Old 06-26-2021, 09:55 AM
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I think a lighter color will help see any oil or fuel drops that might come up.

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Old 06-26-2021, 10:04 AM
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I think a lighter color will help see any oil or fuel drops that might come up.

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It also absorbs less heat than a dark color.

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Old 06-28-2021, 06:39 AM
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Many production aircraft use intumescent paint to help the cowling avoid falling apart in the event of a fire. Mostly water soluble and difficult to use, and need to be over coated with 2K PU/acrylic to provide any kind of hard wearing surface. Something that seals the weave and prevents oil seeping into the composite seems like the best bet, perhaps straight to 2K top coat with a good primer/undercoat?
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