It took about 1.5 hours to remove all the switches and avionics to get to the point where I could pull the panel. The toughest part was the cabin heat and parking break because for these items to be removed you have to remove the entire cable all the way up to the firewall. Anyway, got it done and took the panel home and got to work. Sanded it for an hour or so, then used some high build primer and some flat black paint. Different color, but goes much better with my interior, which is another reason why I wanted to make this change.
So at this point I am pretty excited about how the labels came out for the second time, and am looking forward to getting this back in the plane for good !
Oh, and after the pain of working and reworking the panel, I will make sure that everyone knows.. NEVER TOUCH THE PANEL.. I really don’t want this thing scratched or finger printed up etc..
Below is a link to the old panel posts. Can you tell the differences..
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