Friday, I took advantage of the fact that it had sat in a heated shop for 3 days, and decided to wax it.
I got the wings and tail surfaces done. Man, that is a LOT of area. especially when most of it has to be done from a ladder.
At least it beads water now. Hopefully, next time I get caught in a snow squall, the wax will prevent any minor buildup. (Not that I’m gonna fly in icing conditions, mind you)
The best part was the other pilot who asked me why I was bothering….I showed him the bottle and told him that this was a special coating and it gave 7 knots extra speed because of the smoother airflow across the wings. I really shoveled it on about the “special aerospace coating” and “Extra low friction polymer” and “developed by the French airforce for the Tornado fighter” (he didn’t get that) and a whole bunch of other total BS.
He was all excited and interested.
me: “nope, just kidding”
He wasn’t amused. Everyone else in the shop was, however.
People should know better…too good to be true and all that.