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[November 10, 2006]


A big day in the shop today - the end of rib prep. I see now why people go with the quickbuild wings. You can go real looney working on these things by not see any real progress. I am off to Lowes to use some 10% off coupons I have stashed to make the wing jigs. Giddy up!

I have no idea why I took this picture. I think this was after I scuffed the ribs. I must of inhaled too many fumes today.


Along with the ribs, I also primed the backside of the wing inspection panels. I scuffed the alcad off of the backs first. The bottom is the plate on the left, and the top is the shiney one on the right.


Ribs with Alumiprep on them. I let it sit for about 5 minutes like this.


Then I moved them out to sunbath. It was a really nice day out today. 70 degrees -- totally awesome for mid November in Maryland


Doh! Ran out of primer about 3/4 of the way through. I ended up using a little shy of 24 oz of AKZO total.


Ribs ribs everywhere. My neighbors gave me some funny looks today. This is by far the biggest prime job I have done yet.


Another shot from inside the garage with all of the ribs done. They seem dry, but I am in no hurry to do any more work on it tonight. My hands are killing me. Time for a well deserved beer.


Just as a note to me, I used a total of 24 oz of AKZO for this prime job. That covered 28 ribs and 6 inspection panels and any overspray (my driveway can attest to the overspray!). I need to figure out how much AKZO weighs so see what kind of weight it adds. From what I can tell, not much at all. I have used this to prime everything in the project thus far and have only used about 1/3 of it. It should get me through the wings and hopefully a good way throught the fuse.
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