Velomobile: Coated and painted

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The bare Dacron is sealed with Golden Gel Mediums : Self Leveling Clear Gel, mixed 1:1 with water by volume.

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The gel stops the paint from bleeding through the skin, and adds the first layer of waterproofing.

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Two coats of Golden Cadmium Yellow Medium Hue were then applied. The paint was mixed 1 volume paint to 2 volumes of water

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Charles getting fitted for a new velomobile. I used approximately 474 ml of neat paint to cover the outside and edges.

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The Lexan polycarbonate sheet comes with 2 protective skins. These were peeled away to allow gluing, using Evo-stik contact adhesive, and pop riveting.

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The wheel discs are held on from the back.

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The Dacron and protective skins were left in place on the windscreen until all coating and painting was completed. Three longerons were left in place to maintain structural strength. They are narrower than the distance between your eyes so they do not register.

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