March 26, 2021
Now that the primer had had sufficient cure time overnight to allow additional masking, I started by laying out and masking the eventual nonskid areas in the cockpit, covering them to prevent overspray from the gloss topcoat. I marked off my habitual 1-1/2″ wide borders around the cockpit seats and sole, then masked to the lines, rounding all the corners, and covered the field areas with paper and tape as needed.
With the masking complete, I cleaned the cockpit once more, this time with the special wipe-down solvent to remove lingering dust and contaminants from the surface, and tacked off thereafter before applying three sprayed coats of snow white gloss topcoat to the cockpit well, seating areas, and cabin bulkheads.
Total time billed on this job today: 3 hours
0600 Weather Observation: 45°, foggy. Forecast for the day: Fog and rain, 56°