Trevor & Dewey's RV-7 Construction Log

Empennage - Right Elevator

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Date: 9/19/2009
Task: Washed, etched, and primed all right elevator parts

First I started with NAPA MS-7220 self-etching primer for the HS. I then swtiched to Stewart Systems EkoPrime White for the VS and Rudder. After 48hrs its hard as nails but got dirty easily since it was white. After I used the full quart, I decided to try a new color, Smoke Gray. So far I'm very happy with this color choice and the overal quality of Stewart Systems primer.


The stiffeners, ribs, and reinforcement plates after the first few coats.

All finished and on the drying rack.

The skin after cleaning and etching. Ready to prime!

Primed right skin