1/ Hidden Damage
We know it is important to you that the aircraft comes back pristine, and with correct procedures. The hidden damage inspection is conducted both with the customer and then again ourselves to ensure that there is no issues with either damage we did not initially see or damage that is hiding and could be dangerous.
2/ Clean and Strip
It is important to wash and pressure wash you aircraft prior to ensure all the wax, oils and dirt have been removed. The panels and doors etc are then removed and areas that require protecting are protected. We have a state of the art Boeing and FAA approved environmentally paint stripper is applied.
3/ 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. The conversion to aluminum oxide is critical in assuring corrosion resistance and paint adhesion in the years to come.
4/ Priming Application
An approved primer and an epoxy surfacer are applied in succession to ensure a perfectly smooth surface on which the base coat of paint is applied. To ensure that your paint finish has a wet look and to insure proper adhesion, A strong base coat is then applied.
5/ Design Scheme Application
Next, our graphic designer will meet with you and design your custom paint scheme. 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.
6/ Final coat and Colors
After final approval, the colors are applied. Final Inspection is completed before we are ready to hand it back to you, the client.