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Advise please re Canopies.


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Whats the thoughts regarding painting canopies - attach then paint or paint then attach ? I used to paint the canopies then join .....then I found it was better to get a really seamelss join and then paint ...but recently have had issues with this method so curious to know what works for you . 

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Windshields, I always attach them first, then fill and smooth joints, mask and paint them with the rest of the airframe, sliding or hinged/folding canopies are done separately, masked and mounted with a big blob of Blu Tac and then painted. With the latter I use masking tape and sponge to protect the cockpit internels.

If folding/hinged canopies are a good fit I sometimes paint them attached to the airframe.

Cheers

Dennis

 

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3 hours ago, Spitfire said:

Windshields, I always attach them first, then fill and smooth joints, mask and paint them with the rest of the airframe, sliding or hinged/folding canopies are done separately, masked and mounted with a big blob of Blu Tac and then painted. With the latter I use masking tape and sponge to protect the cockpit internels.

If folding/hinged canopies are a good fit I sometimes paint them attached to the airframe.

Cheers

Dennis

 

Thanks Dennis. I think that's what I did on the phantom , sort of both of best worlds . 👍

This B25 is tricksy though !

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