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Old 12-02-2022, 06:21 PM
Dean Pichon Dean Pichon is offline
 
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Default Paint quote sanity check

Hi All,

I have a single quote to re-paint my -4. It's just over $11K for the 3 color (DuPont Imron) scheme shown below. I'm wondering if any of the 1 or 2-seat builders have any recent experience to help me assess this number?



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Old 12-02-2022, 06:45 PM
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Price sounds good if the quality of the finished product is good. My only problem is Imron has very low solvent resistance, MEK and a shop towel will let you wipe it off in a few minutes (my experience from 34 years in the coatings removal business). I would pay extra to get a full catalyzed urethane paint.

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Old 12-02-2022, 06:55 PM
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Imron is a catalyzed urothane paint.


MEK will not easily penetrate it.
It doesn't come off easily with most solvents after normal cure

Judge on recent posts:
11K is very good deal if they do quality work.
15K-25K is not uncommon for the top shops to charge
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Old 12-02-2022, 06:58 PM
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Had my RV-12 done in 3 colors using aircraft paint by the guys at Planeperfection based at 3A4 - Southeast Greensboro.

$9500
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Old 12-02-2022, 07:24 PM
Kyle Boatright Kyle Boatright is online now
 
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If the shop’s quality is good, a strip and repaint is a great deal at $11k. Even a straight up paint job is a good deal at 11k if the quality is good.
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Old 12-02-2022, 07:54 PM
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This will turn into a primer vs no primer if not careful. Highly suggest you look firsthand at 3 or 4 airframes they have painted. I've seen "professional" painters I would have paid them not to paint my airframe or the customers airframe they just charged 12k for. After we invest thousands of hours building it's up to builders to decide what is the value, we get from a paint shop.
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Old 12-02-2022, 07:59 PM
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By the way like your paint scheme and yes 11k for a strip and paint job that is good quality I feel is a great deal.
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Old 12-02-2022, 08:46 PM
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That scheme, assuming gray base and not metallic, on a new build would be about $12k. Stripping adds $1k and one week.
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Old 12-02-2022, 09:15 PM
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Dean,
Keep us up to date on what you do and if it turns out well assuming you go with the shop that quoted your job.

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Old 12-03-2022, 09:09 AM
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My plane was painted at Boss Aircraft Refinishers (Salisbury, NC) and they required that I dis-assemble and re-assemble the plane myself. Confirm with the shops whether they have that requirement, or if there is a possible price adjustment for the owner assisted dis-assembly.
In the end, although it took a lot of personal time in their hangar away from home, I was glad to know that the correct number of washers/spacers went back on the control surface connections, etc.
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