Michael A. Phillips

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Akule Construction

Painting the tube's interior

Posted by maphilli14 on July 30, 2013 at 2:05 PM

The interior was already primed by Joe but I decided to take it one shade darker and fuller using Krylon® 4290 Camouflage Paint with Fusion Technology.


Final assembly:


Masked the exterior with some tape and newspaper as I wanted the outside unpainted to keep thermal equilibrium better to ambient


Deep inside the tube


A sample of the tube's interior with flocking material against the primer.  The flocking material also went against the tube's interior opposite the focuser drawtube


Close up


Finally done and ready for use!

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