Today I set about dimpling and cleaning up the skins and stiffeners. First, I hit each of the 32 stiffeners with the scotchbrite pad. Its easier to do before dimpling, and doesn’t ruin the pad as quickly.
Then it was time to do the skins. Well, wouldn’t you know it. My tables were not very level, and in the midst of my 5th dimple, I slipped and made an extra hole. I was pretty pissed off, but $45 later a new skin is on its way. Its not a major set back. The mistake could be repaired, but I’d prefer to have a pristine aileron.
The two part epoxy primer I have doesn’t produce overspray at all. The primer dries so fast all you get is a lot of dust. Despite this, I’m a little leery to even give the impression that there could be overspray while residing at the airport. I don’t want to create any bad blood. If I was alone in the hangar that would be one thing, but I’m not. And while I can easily pull my hangar mate’s plane outside and close the door, I have so little priming left to do I can easily do it elsewhere. This being the case, I continued work on the remainder of the aileron. I deburred the edges and lightening holes of the spars.