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Blisters

Posted: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 11:13 PM Quote
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?
Posted: Friday, July 25, 2014 11:06 AM Quote
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.  


Jason