OUR HANGAR OR YOURS?
At TyFy Detail, we offer the unique option to have your aircraft detailed and/or ceramic coated at our hangar in Moses Lake, WA or at your own (will travel to all parts of WASHINGTON, IDAHO, and OREGON).
Located at the Moses Lake Municipal Airport, our hangar is heated and insulated, to better serve your aircraft.
We are also partnered with Blue Sky Aviation. Need a transponder certification, annual, or new avionics installed? Do it at the same time!
• All Surfaces cleaned
• Interior Vaccum
• Interior Shampoo
• Interior Leather Treatment
• Windows Cleaned
• UV Protect Interior Components
• Wash aircraft to remove all loose dirt and debris
• Air and Hand Dried
• Bug Pre-treatment
• Clean Landing Gear
• Belly Degrease
• Machine Waxed
• Paint Correction
• Ceramic Coating
DID YOU KNOW?
Ceramic Pro protects aircraft from extreme climates and contamination. With multiple layers and the right maintenance, Ceramic Pro will prevent rain erosion, sky drawl and icing. Once applied it will also reduce drag and therefore fuel consumption!
Your paint handles unique thermal, mechanical, and UV stresses inherent with flying. High altitude, high UV flying, large temperature swings, exhaust, and improper washing take their toll on aircraft paint leading to paint oxidation. Occurring slowly, it is often hard to notice. The new dull finish starts becoming the new normal and over time your aircraft becomes chalky. Even if your aircraft “doesn’t look that bad” chances are it is not at its full gloss potential.
AIRCRAFT PAINT CORRECTION
Our process restores the gloss to your paint by taking advantage of the paint’s thickness. The loss of gloss due to oxidation happens because the top most layer of paint is damaged, swirled, chalky, stained, and is no longer reflecting light effectively. By removing the damaged layer and any other issues, we reveal a fresh layer of clean paint that looks as good as new!
Is this safe? Yes! We strictly control how little paint we remove. Airplane total paint thickness varies greatly. In most cases the amount of paint removed is so minute, it is hard to measure a difference in paint thickness, even with a digital paint thickness gauge. It takes a couple of days for most aircraft and is significantly cheaper, and quicker than repainting.
WHY CERAMIC COATING?
Oxidized paint is very porous. It stubbornly traps oil, exhaust soot, bugs, and dust. It is also difficult to dry for this very reason. Waxing your airplane provides a temporary improvement in appearance as the pores of the paint are filled with wax. Wax quickly washes away though, and being a labor intensive process, it is certainly not a quick fix. Imagine your paint as a rice crispy bar. A porous matrix of cereal held together by marshmallow. Dirt, oil, etc can easily ingress. Applying a ceramic coating would be like pouring some molten chocolate on the paint. Part of the coating fills in the the matrix, while the rest layers on top providing a durable outer layer. Instead of a soft chocolate coating, we use Ceramic Pro 9h. It is extremely hydrophobic and chemically resistant while also giving your paint protection from the sun's ultra violet rays (UV Protection).
The ceramic coating bonds to the paint providing extremely durable protection by isolating the paint from chemical and UV exposure. The coating does not wash off with time, degreasers, or fuel and with proper care will last for MANY YEARS without the need to reapply. There is no other product like this in the aviation market. However we also offer a lower cost effective ceramic that lasts about a year before needing reapplication.
The preceding paint correction and slick new ceramic layer produce a surface that reflects light much better, resulting in higher gloss and deeper colors. In addition, your aircraft will stay cleaner, longer, with less effort. Getting those bugs off will be a breeze. The less you wash it, the less chances of reintroducing marring.
Restore your aircraft and get coated!
This isn’t your average aircraft detail job. Give us a call so we can get the conversation started. We individually quote all projects based on size and complexity with our starting prices as a base, and whenever possible try to do a demo area on your aircraft. We look forward to hearing from you!