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bridget midget the return29 May 2012 2:26 p.m. PST

Would the inside of the wheel compartment on a Dakota have been repainted to match the underside when repainted to desert or tropical scheme? As illustrated in this link

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Or would it have stayed the original factory colour, which was???

Thanks
Andy

Kaoschallenged Inactive Member29 May 2012 2:32 p.m. PST

Zinc Chromate yellow is what I have always used. Robert

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johnnytodd Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member29 May 2012 3:07 p.m. PST

Yup, Like he said – zinc chromate

SgtPain29 May 2012 7:29 p.m. PST

Why paint anything you can't see once the landing gear is retracted and doors close?!? Ground crews would have too much real work to do during wartime, instead of wasting time painting the interior of a wheel well. I would paint it factory zinc chromate color.

I suspect the wheel wells on that c-47 were painted for cosmetic reason and weather protection.

bridget midget the return30 May 2012 7:15 a.m. PST

C-47 wheel wells are still partially exposed when the landing gear is retracted as they do not have doors that close over them.

Thanks for the links above, very informative. Think I'll be going with yellow then.

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