start riveting, it will be more and more difficult to sand
the fuselage! This is the last opportunity to go over
the entire fuselage and take care of any dings, chips,
splashes or imperfections it has picked up over the last
using a combination of 320 grit sandpaper (about the finest grade you
want on primer), and 3M Medium and fine abrasive pads to clean up the
dings and chips are handled with green putty which dries very quickly
when used on small imperfections. The green color makes it easy to find
spots you have patched, but not yet sanded!
everything is done, the fuselage gets blasted with air from
my compressor, then wiped down with terrycloth dampened with
alcohol... This will give me a nice, clean surface to
put all my detailing and rivets!