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AMT: The survey respondents state that durability was the
number one attribute when making paint selection. Why do
you think that is the case?
JV: Durability is a real deep-dive question that begins with the
quality of the raw materials and formulas used in the manufacturing process of the coating. We want the paint scheme to look
amazing for the life of the airplane. We want it to look like a fresh
paint job for years. The entire process, from the coating type,
mixing the product, aircraft preparation, paint application, has
a role in durability.

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AMT: Ease of use is the second most important attribute.
Any comments on this point?
JV: I'd say that like the durability question, ease of use is all part
of the entire process. Just like maintainability, all these attributes
are interrelated - durability, ease of application, maintainability,
etc. They all affect how a reworked section of an aircraft appears
after some work has been performed.
AMT: Fifty-eight percent of our survey respondents said they
have been using their current paint system for 10 years or
more. This indicates to me that customers become comfortable with a paint system brand and stick with it. Why?
JV: I guess I'll use the word reputation here. At Sherwin-Williams,
we consider our paint facility customers as our partners. When
they need assistance, we help them. It takes a long time to build
a trusting relationship, and it shows if they continue to use the
same paint system for 10 years. Look at a final product as an aircraft sitting on the ramp, gleaming in the sunshine. People may
take a second glance, or ask, where the aircraft was painted or
what paint system was used. People (owner/operators) talk to each
other. Each product (airplane) shows off the facility's work, the
paint scheme designers' work and the quality of the paint system.
AMT: What do you see as the next breakthrough regarding
paints and coatings, chemistry, application technology, hazardous material mitigation and workplace safety?

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JV: We will continue to develop products that are better for the
environment, products that create efficiencies for the facilities and
products that continue to be easy to mix, apply and are durable. We
work with facilities to improve their own paint processes which inturn helps with the capacity issue as well as with workforce skills.
AMT: Julie thank you for your taking time out of your busy
schedule to speak with us today.

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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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