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General Category => Engines and Drive Train => Topic started by: Matthew Balch on July 18, 2018, 04:58:54 PM

Title: Painting a Folding Prop
Post by: Matthew Balch on July 18, 2018, 04:58:54 PM
I recently purchased a Flexofold propeller and discussed applying bottom paint to the prop with the factory technician.  He said not to do that, and I figure he thought the paint would gum up the gearing mechanism and cause the blades to not deploy.  That makes common sense to me.  I was thinking perhaps to paint the blades only and apply something like Lanacote to the gears.  Some folks believe that the greasiness of Lanacote also provides some temporary antifouling properties.

I wanted to ask the members if they have experience with this and what they did to protect the folding prop from fouling.  Thanks, Matthew