SKYscapes, a new basecoat/clearcoat exterior paint system developed by Sherwin-Williams Aerospace, delivers faster processing time, more color and easier maintenance than similar products on the market. This allows aviation MRO facilities and their paint shops to augment production schedules and turnaround more paint jobs. The result is planes painted with SKYscapes can now get onto – and get out of - the shop and into air faster. The modified polyester topcoat is applied using an innovative basecoat-clearcoat process in which all colors are applied as a basecoat. After the basecoat dries, the entire surface of the aircraft is sprayed with a clearcoat finish. Color coat dry time is approximately two hours, compared to six to 10 hours for other systems. This allows shops to apply numerous colors in a single shift and move the aircraft more quickly through the painting cycle. The paint delivers consistent viscosity between toners and yields outstanding flow and leveling. The new paint system offers a longer recoat time of up to 72 hours, which means no sanding is required between coats. Less sanding means less time during the painting process. Also, baking between topcoat layers is not required. For more information call (888) 888-5593 or visit www.swaerospace.com.