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Old 01-21-2022, 05:57 AM
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Its hard to know on the paint weight but I had about 10 lbs of materials when I painted the RV-7.

Either way, even if the new material is 10 lbs more, it is still not that much more.

And- I wonder if there is a smoothing benefit to the wrap.
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Old 01-21-2022, 07:58 AM
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No idea what primer and paint weigh per square foot. Maybe someone has some figures.
Color matters. A good yellow paint job weights up to 4X more than white. This is why I mention above that it's just a guess unless someone took the same plane and weighed it with matching prep and color.
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Old 01-21-2022, 08:52 AM
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Weight by color and how "smooth" the finished paint appears can have a big effect on weight. Some paint jobs really pile on the paint to smooth over issues. Add extra primer to the finish color coat and you can easily go over the manufacturer specified finished film thickness.

Wrap may not be as sparkly shiny as high end paint, but you'll always have the same thickness over the entire surface, and a very predictable sheen (except in high stretch areas where you can overpull the material if you're not careful).

Overall a lot of benefits, not to mention that the harshest solvent used is ISO alcohol.

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Old 01-22-2022, 09:46 AM
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Color matters. A good yellow paint job weights up to 4X more than white. This is why I mention above that it's just a guess unless someone took the same plane and weighed it with matching prep and color.
At least vinyl comes in a pre-set thickness, with a known weight per square meter. So a vinyl estimate is pretty easy to get, as someone above has done.

The people who weighed their painting supplies ahead of time and again afterwards probably have the best estimates for added paint weight... If you consumed 10lb of paint while painting, that'll be an upper limit of how much went on the plane...
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