You Don't Know Paint
Jen Deglmann Chicago
Airbus says the weight of external paint (topcoat plus primer) can add 1,170 lb.
(530 kg) to its A380. If one considers all the requirements, certifications, tool
options and materials for painting and coating aircraft, one ends up with a sub-
stantial amount of work and processes that, not unlike layers of paint, add up.
Take a look inside the layers of this industry and what is required for a great
paint job for your aircraft.
1. Endless Color Options
Speciﬁcations: Glair G30 Series, created
by 3Chem, is a single-stage high-solid
polyurethane topcoat system that uses
Alodine 1200S and P-1019 high-solid 1
epoxy primer. Averaging $535 for a 4-gal.
kit, depending on color, 3Chem can custom
match or develop endless solid colors or MROLinks You Don't Know Paint Jen Deglmann Chi
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