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Old 10-01-2013, 09:46 PM   #1
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Hello everyone. I'm getting ready to build my 100cc Pilot Sbach and was wondering what some of you used for fuel proofing the firewall. I've seen some painted and some just covered in CA. Can I use just regular rattle can paint? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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Old 10-01-2013, 09:49 PM   #2
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I sprayed the entire firewall of my scratch build with the make it stone paint. but I am still planning on going back over it with epoxy thinned with acohol just to be safe.
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Old 10-02-2013, 06:56 AM   #3
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ZPoxy finishing resin
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Klass Kote, two coats, brushed on.
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So I'm getting that paint alone won't be enough! Thanks.
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Old 10-02-2013, 11:06 AM   #6
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Most paint in itself will not be resistant to gas/fuel's, so it needs a protective coat over it. A good grade clear, thinned epoxy, epoxy finishing resin, etc..

If you are uncertain, spray a piece of scrap wood, let it cure and splash some gas on it to see how it reacts.
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Most paint in itself will not be resistant to gas/fuel's, so it needs a protective coat over it. A good grade clear, thinned epoxy, epoxy finishing resin, etc..

If you are uncertain, spray a piece of scrap wood, let it cure and splash some gas on it to see how it reacts.
Very good. I'm going to paint it first, then put the Zpoxy on it. Thanks for your help everyone.
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I thin it with a bit of alcohol so that it soaks in.
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I thin it with a bit of alcohol so that it soaks in.
Like rubbing alcohol?
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Like rubbing alcohol?
Denatured alcohol.
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Great, thanks.
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Old 10-03-2013, 01:03 AM   #12
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The Pilots are already fuelproofed arent they?
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