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non-chrome primer, a sacrificial topcoat as a sanding surfacer,
three coats of topcoat gloss and the livery color scheme. All was
done according to the contract's stringent quality criteria. Gloss,
mil thickness and orange peel instrument readings were required
to ensure all specifications were met or exceeded. An electronic
mil thickness gauge measured coating thickness, a wave scan
meter measured the orange peel, and seven readings in each zone
were taken to ensure the paint job met specifications.
"The military has a very specific spec," King said. "If you average
the numbers from the scans, and the aircraft is not within spec,
you repaint the entire aircraft. Fortunately, we've done many of
these aircraft and only had minor touch-ups."
King explains the company's VVIP aircraft painters couple
their deep well of knowledge with computer-generated paint
schemes and renderings to set the standard for quality paint
performance. And, the company warrantees all paint jobs for
three years to validate the quality of the project. "We are always
striving to improve," King noted. "A lot of MROs struggle with
painting military VIP aircraft and meeting military's specs. The
struggle has been with the color scans to ensure the color is
an identical match. But, by following the same processes and
procedures every time and paying very close attention to detail,
we get a consistent look."
He adds that the company's VVIP aircraft painters take a lot
of pride in their work. "When a military craft goes out, there are
tears in their eyes," he said. "They put their hearts and souls into
the work because they know they get to be part of something
that's bigger than them. It's not just a paint job to them."

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Aircraft Maintenance Technology

Editor's Takeoff: We Are Alone, Together
Developing a Strong Bond
Tech Spotlight: Meeting Military Standards
Paints and Coatings: State of the Industry Report: Aircraft Paints & Coatings
Special Feature: Does Your Coating Thickness Meet Spec?
MRO Feature: The Journey of Elliott Aviation
Product Focus: Ladders, Stands & Platforms - Build, Tear Down, Reuse
ARSA Insight: What Relief Looks Like
GAMA Insight: Strengthening the General Aviation Workforce
Professionalism: Compassionate Leadership During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Shop Talk: Welcome to Papa's Playhouse
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology - Editor's Takeoff: We Are Alone, Together
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology - Developing a Strong Bond
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology - Tech Spotlight: Meeting Military Standards
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology - Paints and Coatings: State of the Industry Report: Aircraft Paints & Coatings
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology - Special Feature: Does Your Coating Thickness Meet Spec?
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology - MRO Feature: The Journey of Elliott Aviation
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology - Product Focus: Ladders, Stands & Platforms - Build, Tear Down, Reuse
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology - ARSA Insight: What Relief Looks Like
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology - GAMA Insight: Strengthening the General Aviation Workforce
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology - Professionalism: Compassionate Leadership During the COVID-19 Pandemic
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology - Shop Talk: Welcome to Papa's Playhouse
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