<April 25, 2009>

Cleaned & Primed Fuselage Parts

I am entering the last stages of prep work before final assembly and I can feel myself getting excited.

I spent a good while today going over the parts one more time cleaning them and spraying primer on the mating surfaces only. I am planning on painting the interior, so all the exposed parts will get a coat of primer just before paint.

Since I had scuffed up the rivet lines in the deburring process, I sprayed a little primer along the rivet lines to cover up the scuffs. I masked the bottom skin, but foe the vertical and top edges of the skins I just held a piece of cardboard in my hand as a mask as I sprayed.