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Having access to @gsxrpilot’s awesome Mooney 252 has been just awesome.  It has allowed me to fly my favorite piston single airplane.  It has gotten me back into general aviation and helped me stay mentally sharp.  I’m not going to lie, I was loosing my “captain” brain and this has really helped.  So, to give back, I offered (in exchange for some flight time) to do a full paint correction on the Mooney.  I’ve been working on this in my spare time for about a month, it’s been a big job, but the results are worth sharing.  

It’s been a solid five step process, clean that surface, clay bar, “cut” compound, polish and finally ceramic coat.   The results have been dramatic, almost surprising.  All of the products I’m using I bought from a local Colorado Company, Adam’s polishes.  Here are some of the before and afters. I took some video early on and will shoot a little more now that I’m almost finished.  I’ll try to edit that and post later.  Enjoy.

 

 

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if you're still there you mind getting some close ups of those wingtips?

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Pictures are great...

I reigned this one in...

when finished, the surfaces get really slippery... put a towel on it, or the plastic bottle.... they will try to slide off...

:)

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Paul I’m not trying to be to critical why did you let your plane get so nasty, it’s now gorgeous.

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I just gotta say, the pictures don't even do it justice. The colors are so deep and clear. If it wasn't for the chipped paint here and there, it would be mistaken for a new paint job. 

I've always been hesitant to let anyone else fly my Mooney. You always worry that someone else won't take care of her as well as you do. Well obviously Scott treats 252AD better than I do. And I'm happy she's getting out of the hangar for more regular exercise.

Here's one more picture.

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9 hours ago, Niko182 said:

if you're still there you mind getting some close ups of those wingtips?

Here's what I've got.

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Looks awesome Paul, a little colder than Texas 

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Just now, Danb said:

Looks awesome Paul, a little colder than Texas 

Very much so!! Supposedly March is the snowiest month in Denver?

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8 minutes ago, ArtVandelay said:

Looks great, but the real question, how much faster is she?

Much! :D

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11 hours ago, Denver98 said:

Having access to @gsxrpilot’s awesome Mooney 252 has been just awesome.  It has allowed me to fly my favorite piston single airplane.  It has gotten me back into general aviation and helped me stay mentally sharp.  I’m not going to lie, I was loosing my “captain” brain and this has really helped.  So, to give back, I offered (in exchange for some flight time) to do a full paint correction on the Mooney.  I’ve been working on this in my spare time for about a month, it’s been a big job, but the results are worth sharing.  

It’s been a solid five step process, clean that surface, clay bar, “cut” compound, polish and finally ceramic coat.   The results have been dramatic, almost surprising.  All of the products I’m using I bought from a local Colorado Company, Adam’s polishes.  Here are some of the before and afters. I took some video early on and will shoot a little more now that I’m almost finished.  I’ll try to edit that and post later.  Enjoy.

I really think it's only fair that you spend part of the year flying Paul's airplane in Colorado and part of the year flying mine in Texas.

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1 minute ago, LANCECASPER said:

Did I mention that the Bravo is faster than the 252 and has more Aspens . . lol?

A true statement. :D

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