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[December 30, 2006]


Today I wanted to get the priming of the leading edge done before noon, and I did. Priming seems to get easier each time I do it - go figure. One thing that I am doing now is not dimpling before I prime. When I dimple, the dimples really tear up the scotchbrite pad when I roughen the surfaces. Plus, the dimples give another dimension to make sure you primed. There seems to be a strangle cloud in this picture -- Maybe it is the sun, but chances are it is all of the fumes from priming.


These are the first skins that I primed. To be honest, I was a little scared about priming them, because I never had done it before. Turns out they were the best part of the hole priming process - one side, no wierd angles. Just for my notes, I used 16 oz of AKZO and I had basically none leftover at the end.


After dinner and some work around the house, I snuck out to the garage and dimpled the leading edge skin, joiners and ribs. Its scary how fast these wings are coming together. A few days ago it seemed like I had all kinds of prep work to do for the tank and clecoed on parts galour. Now I have the tank and leading edges to a point where they are ready to be slammed together. Hopefully by the end of January, these puppies will be out of thw wing jig.
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