One item of note about the doors... I finally got everything back together and found that the pilot door was slightly proud of the cabin top. Odd, I was quite certain that it was level when I took the doors off for painting. After a few minutes of scratching my head I realized that I had done all the leveling work without the struts installed. Those struts put a lot of pressure on the inside of the door which is causing it to flex a little bit. That means more work leveling this area again but fortunately its not a large area.
|Outside of window is taped and then back cut so that it covers only the top side of the window.|
|You can see all three layers of tape in this close up picture. You can also see where I lightly sanded the surface of the window that will have the Silpruf layer.|
|First layer of Silpruf applied. This is just a thin layer to give a consistent look when viewed from the outside. It also helps hide the standoffs which can show up in the final product if this layer is not applied.|
|Window installed, edges cleaned out of excess squeeze out, outer tape layer removed, and inner layer of 1/4" tape removed. it has to sit like this for at least two days...maybe more because its a little cool in the garage.|
|Inside view of the window. You can see where I peeled the last layer of 1/4" tape off. This leaves a nice clean line of adhesive around the perimeter of the window.|