I know you are the people to ask so here goes. I'm rebuilding this RV-6 that I bought this summer, and I thought about painting it myself after reading so many of the other restoration. I teach in an amazing high school that is associated with a Career Center that is identified by the National Research Center for Career and Technical Education as one of the top five secondary career centers in the United States and we have an auto body and collision program. In talking with the instructor today about painting the scope body he wanted to know if the tube could take 140 degrees F temp. At first I thought, "No, it's a type of plastic-Bakelite, but then I began to wonder- "Bakelite is some pretty tough stuff, they made billiard and pool balls out of it, and 140F doesn't seem that hot."
I told him that I knew some people to ask, so what say you?