General Aviation Paint Process
…typically used on piston singles and twins
PREPARATION AND STRIPPING
A complete airframe inspection is carried out upon arrival. Control surfaces and any parts or hardware necessary for the stripping process are removed. All sensitive areas are covered and the aircraft is stripped and scrubbed clean.
All composite parts are hand worked and prepared for priming. Where necessary, damaged composite parts are repaired/rebuilt or replaced with new parts.
The aircraft is thoroughly washed with phosphoric etching solution. A conversion coating for corrosion protection and to enhance the primer and paint adhesion.
All sensitive areas (including vents, windows, actuators, polished areas, etc.) are carefully masked and sealed. The aircraft is primed using a corrosion resistant urethane primer. The base color is then applied using three full coats of AcryGlo Polyurethane paint.
TRIM AND REGISTRATION
The aircraft is hand laid out per the customer specification for the paint scheme, colors and registration. Trim colors are then applied.
Controls are checked for static balance per the aircraft manufacturer’s specification and reinstalled. Cowlings, spinner, wing tip and tail section screws are replaced with stainless steel hardware. All controls are lubricated. A retraction test (where applicable) is performed. A new wing walk (if applicable) is applied. The door jams are repainted.