Exterior

An aircraft’s exterior is the first thing you see and the paint of the exterior is the most important part.

To engineer the perfect look, a designer has to have a visceral understanding of what brings out the beauty of your aircraft.

We have dedicated designers that work around the clock to bring your vision to life. 

Most low budget paint companies are using the cheapest paint.  We offer only premium paints at the same prices our competitors charge for low-end paint, We will be happy to use any paint you would like, but there are not many companies out there that offer a true aerospace paint designed for planes,   We have durable urethane and epoxy primers that are then finished with a single-stage polyurethane topcoat or base clear.  We have systems that are suitable for every type of surface (aluminum, steel, composite, fabric).

Image by Kamil Pietrzak
Image by Chris Leipelt
Strip and Paint Process
  1. Clean and Strip​​. The first step is to hand-wash your aircraft, cutting dirt, waxes, bugs, etc. After drying, the sensitive parts of the aircraft, including flight controls, are removed or protected with aluminum and plastic sheeting. A non-acidic, environmentally friendly chemical stripper is then applied.
  2. Prep and Prime. The aircraft will be sanded as required to remove all paint or primer residue, not removed by stripping. Composite parts will be sanded as required. Bodywork, fiberglass and dents will be repaired. Next, a three-step process begins with another hand washing. This time, an alkaline soap is used to ensure a clear start and a chemical etch is applied to all aluminum surfaces. Lastly, the entire surface is treated with alodine to create a layer of aluminum oxide. An epoxy chromate primer is applied in succession to ensure a smooth surface.
  3. Basecoat Application. The base coat of paint is then applied. To ensure that your paint finish has a wet look and to insure proper adhesion, 3-5mls of polyurethane basecoat are applied.
  4. Design Scheme Application. Our design team lays out your personal paint scheme on the aircraft by hand. This is one of many steps we take to ensure that you get the exact look you want.
  5. Final Coat and Colors. After final approval, the colors are applied.
*Process may vary based on each individual project.