July 4, 2012 | bevel wise
Aircraft paint is expensive, and while constant exposure to sun and salt water is what we might call a vacation; for your aircraft, all that fun can result in a dull looking appearance that leaves behind in permanent damage.
Unfortunately, all the tools in the world cannot fix your paint when it gets to this point which means you’ll need a new paint job to restore your aircraft’s exterior to new. However, if your aircraft’s paint is still in relatively fair condition, long lasting protection for your paint is possible thanks to aircraft paint sealants.
The process begins by what is called a “Paint Polish” in which all built up dirt, grease, oils, and even acid rain marks that have adhered to your aircraft’s paint are mechanically removed. Following the removal of the contaminants, the aircraft receives multiple coats of aircraft sealant that cover your aircraft much the same way sunscreen does your body.
Interestingly enough, unlike typical sunscreens, Paint Sealants produce a clear, hard shine while providing year round protection from whatever flying conditions your operation encounters.
A typical operation flying less than 600 hours a year generally only needs one service during a calendar year, thereby reducing aircraft downtime and the need for supplemental lift for even the busiest operators. Even more, the entire process can usually be done in less than 24 hours start to finish; however, larger aircraft and varying paint conditions may result in additional time needed to complete.
Small general aviation and low time operators can perhaps benefit the greatest from Paint Sealants thanks to the reduction in aerodynamic drag that is produced by the protection of the Sealant as well as protection against dust and dirt in extended storage scenarios (ie: winter).
Aircraft paint sealants are a great way to protect your aircraft’s paint from every flying condition you may encounter; however, early protection is essential to keeping your paint looking great and saving money in the future.
If you have any questions about paint polishes and or to find out if aircraft paint sealants would be of benefit to your aircraft; feel free to contact us 24/7/365, we’d be happy to help!