A successful aerospace paint job can be likened to a recipe. It requires the correct ingredients, the exact amounts, and the right tools to produce the perfect finished product. There are certain chemistries involved that require proper mixing and application techniques –
if they are altered, the results won’t be pretty.
Your keys to success are planning and preparation. Review the instructions on the Technical Data Sheet (TDS) carefully, read the Safety Data Sheet (SDS) before using the products, and practice cleanliness, good housekeeping, and precision when applying your paint products. Also make sure to have your spray gun equipment manual handy to ensure the correct settings are used for optimum performance.
Learn the following key terms to avoid any paint defects, and your aircraft will have that smooth, glass-like finish you are looking for.