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Copyright Nick Pfannenstiel (303) 725-5439
Well, I'm a believer! As long as the Stewart Systems paint holds up, I'll be
using it again. I added the full amount of flattener to the EkoPoly Premium.
This gives the plane a very original feel with a slight sheen. We'd call this
"eggshell" in the automotive world. Without the flattener, the paint is crazy
glossy, and able to take a cut/polish...maybe on the next plane. I got myself
all nervous while researching waterborne paints, but the color sprayed out very
nicely. You just have to follow directions and avoid getting in a hurry.
There are things I'd do different next time, but I'm happy with the results,
particularly for a first go-round with covering. The ST-L instruction manual
will include covering tips (non-brand specific) so builders can try and avoid my
As you can see, the voters picked the yellow PT-20 military
scheme. Please excuse the disaster of a shop...it'll probably look like this
until the week before AirVenture!