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    paint it black

    Hi,

    I'm working on my 737 glare wing and was wondering what kind of black to use, matt or glossy. Furthermore, I have the impression looking at pictures of real flightdecks that the wing has not a smooth surface but has a kind of structure in it. Am I right, and how to achieve this? Any ideas would be welcome.

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    Re: paint it black

    I can't recall what an actual 737 glare is made of, but on my A340 I put a viny matt covering.

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    Re: paint it black

    There are alot of decent textured sprays and paints around now!

    I recall my local DIY store selling a black 'leatherette' look spray!

    Worth atleast looking at this option, as its a good idea if you dont want the hassle of covering something with leatherette / vinyl.

    Cheers,

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    Last edited by AlexJ; 10-07-2009 at 11:41 AM.
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    Re: paint it black

    I agree with Alex, it is a pain to put on the vinyl and trying to make it stick, LOL. I used the spay on the bottom of my pedestal and side stick stands and it looks fantastic. I've got plenty of paint left over if you want to come get it

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    Re: paint it black

    I've got plenty of paint left over if you want to come get it
    lol, let's pop round Matt's and go for a fly! woohooo!
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    Re: paint it black

    Thanks for the tips. I'll have a look at the "faux" technique as well. Am I correct that only the front part should be "leather" like, not the part where the warning annunciators are located?

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Olieman View Post
    I used the spay on the bottom of my pedestal and side stick stands and it looks fantastic. I've got plenty of paint left over if you want to come get it

    Matt Olieman

    OK Matt,

    but since you are coming to Lelystad also, it might be easier if you bring it with you.

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    Re: paint it black

    OOPS!!!

    You think they'll let me carry on a couple of boxes of canned paint???

    Matt Olieman

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    Re: paint it black

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Olieman View Post
    OOPS!!!

    You think they'll let me carry on a couple of boxes of canned paint???

    Matt Olieman
    LOL, along with your lighter and pocket knife.

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    Boeing Re: paint it black

    My work for the glareshield ...hand painted in flat black:






    ooops...sorry about dust!! jajajaja

    my opinion...flat black is good
    Last edited by Carlos Corona; 10-08-2009 at 02:19 AM. Reason: add picture

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    Re: paint it black

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Olieman View Post
    OOPS!!!

    You think they'll let me carry on a couple of boxes of canned paint???

    Matt Olieman
    Judging the size of the glare wing one can will do

    Carlos thanks for your input.

    JWS

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