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Tip on preventing paint from chipping off of screws and other small parts which are subject to frequent removal.

Tips on cleaning, priming and top coating steel aircraft tubing.

Tips on painting an aircraft.

How to prepare your aluminum aircraft for painting.

Bargain-basement paint job. How to finish your plane the cheap and easy way. Using paint rollers to apply color coats of polyurethane paint.
KITPLANES Sep 1997 (v.14#9) pg. 23
Added Info KITPLANES Dec 1997 (v.14#12) pg. 5

Corrosion removal and touchup painting.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Dec 1987 (v.9#12) pg. 9

Tips on repairing small areas of polyurethane finish (Imron) which have chipped and worn.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Oct 1988 (v.10#10) pg. 18

Proper way to prepare Beech magnesium control surfaces for painting.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Oct 1988 (v.10#10) pg. 19

Repainting. A look at several myths surrounding the repainting of aircraft, tips on selecting a paint shop, and a description of the process.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE May 1991 (v.13#5) pg. 13

Tip on minor touch-up painting over corrosion cleanup.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Feb 1994 (v.16#2) pg. 21

Paint job in a bottle. Results of testing and evaluating a number of paint-restoring treatments. Includes application tips.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Jun 1994 (v.16#6) pg. 5

Touch-up repainting. Proper removal of old paint and surface preparation are vital.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Aug 1995 (v.17#8) pg. 10

Painted repairs. How to touch-up hangar rash. Part 1.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE May 1998 (v.20#5) pg. 14

Painted repairs. How to touch-up hangar rash. Part 2. Hardware options and protective clothing for the fledgling painter.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Jun 1998 (v.20#6) pg. 7

Preparing your airplane for painting. Part 1. Preliminary inspection and cleaning. Final surface sanding. Equipment and supplies needed.
SPORT AVIATION Jul 1985 (v.34#7) pg. 16

Preparing your aircraft for painting. Part 2. Selecting the type of finish.
SPORT AVIATION Aug 1985 (v.34#8) pg. 24

Preparing your aircraft for painting. Part 3. Masking and spraying tips.
SPORT AVIATION Sep 1985 (v.34#9) pg. 30

Stick-on trim, stripes and registration numbers. How to cut them and apply them.
SPORT AVIATION Feb 1986 (v.35#2) pg. 54

Tips on selecting paint colors for airplanes and airplane engines that will affect the plane in a positive way.
SPORT AVIATION Sep 1987 (v.36#9) pg. 35

Build a disposable (temporary) booth for spray painting an airplane. A frame of PVC pipe and wood is covered with polyethelene film and equipped with a fan and filters.
SPORT AVIATION Oct 1988 (v.37#10) pg. 43
Added Info SPORT AVIATION Feb 1989 (v.38#2) pg. 65

Aircraft paint stripping. Pros and cons of dry stripping vs chemical stripping.
SPORT AVIATION Mar 1989 (v.38#3) pg. 57

Advice on priming and painting small aircraft parts with a spray gun. Tips on keeping the parts from being blown away by the air pressure.
SPORT AVIATION Nov 1989 (v.38#11) pg. 37

Tip on painting exhaust stacks with very high temperature paint.
SPORT AVIATION Nov 1989 (v.38#11) pg. 40

Painting a metal homebuilt. Part 1. Preparing it for painting.
SPORT AVIATION Sep 1990 (v.39#9) pg. 29

Painting a metal homebuilt. Part 2. Thinking things through.
SPORT AVIATION Oct 1990 (v.39#10) pg. 37

Painting a metal homebuilt. Part 3. Doing it.
SPORT AVIATION Nov 1990 (v.39#11) pg. 33

Painting your homebuilt. Some thoughts about color and the design.
SPORT AVIATION May 1992 (v.41#5) pg. 57

Wing turning jig makes rib stitching, applying finishing tapes, and sanding or painting a one-person job.
SPORT AVIATION Jun 1992 (v.41#6) pg. 88

Painting wings the easy way. Constructing and using mobile wing stands and wing pivot stands.
SPORT AVIATION Jul 1992 (v.41#7) pg. 76

Tips for a better paint job.
SPORT AVIATION Aug 1992 (v.41#8) pg. 82

Painting your homebuilt. Part 1. Environmental concerns, skin protection, paint booth, overspray, etc.
SPORT AVIATION Dec 1994 (v.43#12) pg. 74

Painting your homebuilt. Part 2. Surface preparation, masking, and painting "traps" to avoid.
SPORT AVIATION Jan 1995 (v.44#1) pg. 68

Tip on using extensive masking and an air brush to paint aircraft details without getting ridges between adjacent colors.
SPORT AVIATION Apr 1995 (v.44#4) pg. 93

Tip on applying the Stits Aluma-Dyne etch and brightener to aluminum, spars, doublers, etc. (prior to painting) by using a shop-built PVC tank.
SPORT AVIATION Dec 1995 (v.44#12) pg. 84

Tips on priming and finishing steel tube aircraft frames to prevent corrosion.
SPORT AVIATION Jan 1996 (v.45#1) pg. 107
Added Info SPORT AVIATION Mar 1996 (v.45#3) pg. 105

Simple jig to hold several inspection covers for spray painting.
SPORT AVIATION Feb 1997 (v.46#2) pg. 106

Aircraft painting. Part 1. An overview of the facilities, equipment, and safety issues involved in painting your own aircraft.
SPORT AVIATION Jan 1998 (v.47#1) pg. 91

Aircraft painting. Part 2. Surface preparation, topcoat paints, and the painting process.
SPORT AVIATION Feb 1998 (v.47#2) pg. 99

Support racks made of square tubing are designed to hold the one-piece Glasair III wing and fuselage for painting all sides at the same time.
SPORT AVIATION Apr 1999 (v.48#4) pg. 113

Metal aircraft finishing and re-finishing. Tips on stripping, masking, using a spray gun, etc.
VINTAGE AIRPLANE Mar 1990 (v.18#3) pg. 20

Restoring your aircraft's dope finish without having to replace the fabric. This technique will not work with enamel finishes.
VINTAGE AIRPLANE Apr 1995 (v.23#4) pg. 11
Added Info VINTAGE AIRPLANE Jun 1995 (v.23#6) pg. 5