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No matter the size of the aircraft you fly, the cleanliness of your aircraft is a symbol of your care and attention to detail. With all of our services made to meet OEM requirements, you can fly away knowing your needs have been met while following your aircrafts particular requirements. From washing to polishing, shampooing to leather conditioning, you will be flying clean.
Aircraft Paint: Your paint handles unique thermal, mechanical, and UV stresses inherit 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.
Restoration: Our process restores the gloss 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 (sometimes better) than 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, about 1-5 microns ( 1/1000th of a mili meter), 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.
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 a ceramic composite coating that is extremely hydrophobic and chemically resistant while also giving your paint protection from the suns 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 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 base, and whenever possible try to do a demo area on your aircraft. We look forward to hearing from you!