I'm working with Aerotronics in Billings, MT, to do my panel.  They are at the point where they need a color for the panel and I'm stumped because I haven't picked a color for the plane yet!  I had a color, but it got vetoed at OSH by the CFO of the house!


What have others done with panel colors?  I'm putting in a 10" Dynon and will be using  my Garmin 396 and a Garmin com radio.



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Thank you for two great ideas.  I'm going on-line to see if I can get a color sample.  I have two samples that are "Ford tractor grey" and where I live, I've seen and used a lot of them.  I will compare them to your ideas.  Who do you fly for?


Mine is flat gray...actually dove gray.  It makes the instruments stand out like black, but is not oppressive like black.  I also sprayed a protective coat of clear satin polyurethane to protect from scratches.  It has been very durable.


Where did you get the paint?  I like the way your panel looks.


In our Kitfox I got the Panel powder coated a textured "medium" gray.  I wanted a white panel after the first one I saw, but someone pointed out something that made sense to me.  You want the markings on the gauge (steam) to be contrasted.  Not necessarily the round gauge itself.  FWIW.  Panel coated front and back, control sticks and my throttle/mixture bracket for about 40$.  Best deal on the whole plane.  Bottom line is get the color you like and works for you.
Thanks, Maxwell.  I'm doing a light gray, a "Ford Tractor light grey" sort of.  Good luck on your project.  My advice is to do something every day, even if it is just a little deburring.  I've been at it since April 1, 2009 and have been interrupted too often.,


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