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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: [Acro] Dope/Polytone vs Urethane


Thread: [Acro] Dope/Polytone vs Urethane

Message: [Acro] Dope/Polytone vs Urethane

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From: "Dave Groft" <dave at>

Date: Fri, 07 Jun 2002 13:44:20 UTC



I have been thinking about top coats for my Pitts lately and want to solicit
some outside opinions.

I like Dope/Polytone for the cost ease of application and reparability
advantages but am wondering about a few things

1. Can Dope/Polytonbe be applied to aluminum/fiberglass?
2. If so will it look different than the parts that are applied over fabric?
3. What about a multi system (Dope/Polytone and Urethane) paint job?

I like urethane for the glossy look and the durability but don't like the
way it must be applied.  I painted a Citabria with Poly Fiber Aerothane and
was happy with the results, however it took a lot of time and effort.  I
have no experience with a dope top coat.

I have seen some dope paint jobs that look pretty darn good, I have also
seen some dope paint jobs that look pretty dull.  Since nothing in life is
free, I would assume that a lot of time and effort went into these good
looking dope jobs.

I realize that I will probably get as many opinions as there are people out
there but do look forward to the information.



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