Painting Primer

Painting Primer Lessons in painting proccesses for aircraft By Michelle Garetson March 2001 Aircraft paint schemes are not just about looking good on the runway or in the hangar. The type of pain tthe "canvas" (airframe), and...


Gage Products Co.
821 Wanda Ave., Ferndale, MI 48220, (256) 233-3929
Provides paint-related specialty chemicals and services including solvents, transfer efficiency additives, washable and peelable temporary protective coatings, booth coatings and cleaners, cure oven cleaners, and presaturated wipes.

PRC-DeSoto International Inc.
5430 San Fernando Rd., Glendale, CA 91209, (818) 240-2060, www.prc-desoto.com
Supplier of DeSoto® and Celomer® aerospace coatings, PRC® and Pro-Seal™ aerospace sealants, and Semco® application systems — brands that have been recognized for quality, consistency, and ease of use for over five decades.

Pauli Systems Inc.
1820 Walters Ct., Fairfield, CA 94533, (707) 429-2434, www.paulisystems.com
Strip paint from composite and metal surfaces WITHOUT chemicals. Pauli Systems offers equipment from blast cabinets to blast rooms to full hangar facilities.

RPC Specialty Coatings
1510 Hal Henard Rd., Greeneville, TN 37743, (423) 787-0057
Premier powder coating in a state-of-the-art facility. On-site lab for testing with salt spray capability.

Randolph Products Co.
701 12th St., PO 830, Carlstadt, NJ 07072, (201) 438-3700
Randolph Products is a major source for specialized aircraft and MIL-SPEC coatings to the entire aircraft/aerospace industry. FAA-PMA Coating systems on Ceconite-OEM proven MIL-SPEC QPL-variety of products including specialty items. Large distributor network.

The Sherwin-Williams Company – Aerospace Coatings
415 E. Commerce St., Andover, KS 67002, (888) 888-5593 or (316) 733-7576, www.sherwin-williams.com/aerospace
The Sherwin-Williams Company offers the proven, superior exterior coatings, Jet Glo™ and Acry Glo™, as well as Jet Flex™, a new outstanding interior finish. Jet Flex is available in a solvent-based coating that meets BMS 10-83 and also as a water-reducible coating.

Solutia Inc.
PO Box 66760, St. Louis, MO 63166, (314) 674-5907
Makers of SKYKLEEN aviation solvent, a non-caustic, non-combustible, biodegradable solvent with low VOC and low odor that replaces MEK.

Solvent-Kleene Inc.
131 1/2 Lynnfield St., Peabody, MA 01960, (978) 531-2279;
Manufactures aircraft paint strippers that fully conform to Boeing D6-17487, TT-R-2918 and is approved by the US Department of the Air Force. Available for spray applications, brush on or a version designed for parts immersion.

U.S. Paint Corp.
831 S. 21st St., St. Louis, MO 63166, (314) 621-0525
Manufacturer of high gloss, high durability exterior and interior coatings products for a wide variety of aviation applications. Makers of AWLGRIP (formerly named ALUMIGRIP), the first urethane system to gain acceptance for commercial, business, and military aircraft.

Uni-Tech Consulting Inc.
7553 W. 99th St., Bridgeview, IL 60455, (708) 361-3385
The sorbent "amps" aircraft mobile paint station roll around portable paint booth, which recirculates air and absorbs VOCs and overspray with five stages of filtration including activated carbon. Operates on 120-volt line current.

Zip-Chem
400 Jarvis Dr., Morgan Hill, CA 95037, (800) 648-2661
Zip-Chem introduces the Clip-Pak® and Multi-use Spray-Pak for touch up paint and primer application. The kit allows user to mix, spray or brush from a pre-ratioed, self-contained no-waste package. Zip-Chem also offers Alodine® Chemical Conversion Coatings 600 RTU, 1000RTU and 1200 RTU Brush in Henkel factory backed ready for use down-sized packaging.

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