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PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:29 am 
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I know this has been answered before but can't find it now.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:15 am 
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35 gallons of paint for about 300 lbs. That matches what I’ve read elsewhere and came from this source. The whole article is interesting.

https://www.defensemedianetwork.com/sto ... -of-paint/

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:19 am 
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Thank You Comes to about 300 pounds


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:25 pm 
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Is that 300 pounds of paint sprayed, or 300 pounds of aircraft weight difference? Much of it might end up as overspray. And does that include the interior paint that was eliminated in many cases? I wonder...


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:21 pm 
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bdk wrote:
Is that 300 pounds of paint sprayed, or 300 pounds of aircraft weight difference?

And I can't believe that 300 gallons of dry paint (after solvent evaporation) weighs as much as 300 gallons of paint in the cans. :?


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:52 pm 
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Read the article in the link. It says that there was about 50 lbs lost in evaporation and the wet weight of the paint would be 350 lbs. it also lists considerably lower weights than 300 lbs from contemporary sources.

https://www.defensemedianetwork.com/sto ... -of-paint/


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