<May 24, 2007>

Primed Firewall Components

I think the title says it all... I primed the firewall parts tonight. Ok, maybe it doesn't tell the entire story.

For the past few days I have been trying to decide what, in the fueslage, I want to prime. In the tail and wings I sometimes think I went a little overboard with the priming thing, and I am trying to take a more reasonable approach with the fuselage. I plan on going with an interior package, but I still want to paint the places (in the cabin) that the interoir panels don't cover. I started to think about this a bit and I came to the conclusion that there really wasn't point in priming parts now that will be painted down the road. Why? It's simple, if I prime now, they all have to be either scuffed and reprimed right before I apply the paint. So what's the point in applying a lot of primer now that will just need to be sanded and reapplied later? I don't know, I could be wrong, but I think it will just be easier to leave the exposed parts unprimed for now. With that being said, I will still prime faying (overlapping) surfaces or parts that won't be seen or painted, just not the exposed parts that will be painted later.

Keeping with my new tradition, here's another cute baby picture. Besides, I didn't think that I needed to take pictures of primed parts.