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About Denver98

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    Being outdoors in Colorado. Skiing, Hiking, 4 wheeling, camping, etc...

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  1. We did! Two legs and two dogs. This is Chester, he was rescued from an Indian reservation and is headed to a rescue here near Denver. Chester had been very badly mistreated, it was just so sad but the woman from the rescue here is Denver was just awesome. Hopefully, Chester’s days will get much better, soon. The flights are both rewarding and heartbreaking at the same time. We’ve now brought 7 dogs to the Denver area and 2 have been very badly mistreated. Nothing is better than a loving dog, we do these flights with the hope that these dogs find the life they all deserve. During these very uncertain times, there is no better way to social distance from Humans than to use your airplane to rescue at dog. Or, like @gsxrpilot, sign up to fly supplies. Remember, the say at home orders don’t apply to these flights.
  2. Thanks for the info!! It reinforces my feelings about keeping that area protected.
  3. If I were to make a guess based on the staining on the paint, I would bet on it being a fuel system vent. This stains were similar to the stains on the right gear door.
  4. This seems to far forward to be the battery vent. Here’s an expanded view. A quick research leads me to believe that the smaller, recessed vent is the battery vent.
  5. Ok, so I’m not sure what comes out of this vent but whatever it is, it’s not good for paint and it very hard to remove. The good news is, it will come off with a very aggressive pad and compound. After I washed the surface dirt away, it felt like 60 grit sandpaper. After several hours of work, it’s now very smooth and it looks much better. That said, it has caused pitting in the paint, almost to the tail tie down, that I can‘t correct. So, for those of you with newer or new(ish) paint, I highly recommend cleaning this area and getting that area protected with a ceramic coating. I will post all of the materials I’ve used here in the next couple of days. -Scott
  6. Some more before and afters. I took the before picture on a nice day back in January. It was another nice day here and I had just finished the tops of the wings, so I pulled it out the hangar for some pictures. Notice in the after picture, the rudder vs the vertical stabilizer, I haven’t done that surface yet. The results continue to be surprising.
  7. David Justice with the Oakland A’s....We’re going to squeeze out the last bit of shine that paint has to offer. (Money Ball paraphrase intended) I’m really starting to miss Baseball.
  8. If you were closer to DFW, I could probably make that happen.
  9. This entire project is going to take me around 60 hours. -Buy enough products to do 4 SUVs. I’ve run out a couple of times. -Get the good polish rags and wash them nightly, they need to be clean. -Have lots of light. -Wear eye protection and face protection especially when working under the aircraft. So far the best system I’ve come up with is clean the area you think you can do that day, then work the clay bar, cut and polish in sections. If your going to do the ceramic coating, apply that after you have a large section of the plane polished, if you can wait until the entire airplane is polished the do the coating. We’ve been flying 2AD, so I’ve tried to get the areas that get the dirtiest, ie gear doors and belly ceramic coated first. Once coated, those areas clean up MUCH easier. Just except the fact that you’ll end up do a section twice.
  10. I’ll get some of the wingtips tomorrow or Monday
  11. Sorry I’m not better at taking pictures. Just me and my IPhone.
  12. After clay bar. I tried repeatedly but this would not flip correctly.