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  • IronHorseDriverIronHorseDriver
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    Hello Jason,

    In spraying my stabilator (Piper calls the elevator a “stabilator” since there is no separate elevator and horizontal stabilizer), I ended up with some paint blisters in the top forward part of the strengthening dimples that are formed in the stabilator. That was my fault because I was still shooting the paint to thin. Other than that and a few runs underneath, the finish came out fine. What would be the best way to correct this? Cut away the blisters, sand the surface smooth, and prime/paint that part over, or should I paint the entire stabilator again after removing the blisters?

    jason gerardjason gerard
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    Best way is to sand smooth and re-paint. Sometimes blisters appear on aluminum surfaces when not all the stripper or cleaning water has been blown out from under the lap joints and rivet heads.


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