Oxford Aviation provides the finest workmanship and utilizes state-of-theart materials to allow for a superior finish, as well as unsurpassed durability and corrosion control. Only 3M, DuPont, and Sherman Williams Aerospace Coatings are used throughout the process, and approved aircraft finishing procedures are strictly adhered to. Unlimited custom paint scheme design work is also included. The following represents a partial list of materials and procedures used: 1. Aircraft is thoroughly inspected and evaluated by senior management and a refinishing plan is established coordinating the owner’s specifications and requests. 2. All windows, glass, plastic, boots, antennas and delicate parts, etc. are covered with 3M aluminum foil tape (heavy grade) to ensure protection throughout the painting process. 3. Chemical stripping is done using only aircraft-grade chemicals, which have been stabilized to prevent corrosion to aircraft aluminum. This is the safest way to remove existing paint. Oxford Aviation is E.P.A. compliant. Sandblasting is never used. 4. High pressure and high temperature wash neutralize and remove stripping chemicals. Absolutely no residue will remain in or on the aircraft. Every rivet line, seam, and edge receives added steps to ensure that even the smallest amount of paint is removed and that absolutely all corrosion is completely eliminated. 5. All control surfaces, inspection covers, fairings, moldings, etc. are removed to be processed and painted separately. Reassembly using stainless steel fasteners after the aircraft has been painted maintains a new appearance and eliminates sources of corrosion when covers are removed in the future. These fasteners are included in the base price, except 1/4 turn cowl fasteners, which are offered at an additional charge. Any corrosion is completely removed (extensive corrosion may require addition charge). All control surfaces are removed through the entire process. 6. Full airframe inspection is performed by A&P and IA mechanics, and a report is issued as part of the completed project. 7. Acid etch of all aluminum is done by hand, not with “fogger”— super cleaning of the aluminum. 8. Conversion coating of aluminum for corrosion control and for superior adhesion of later steps is performed immediately after etch. If all preparation after coating and before primer is not completed within 72 hours, the entire aircraft is retreated. 9. High-performance, two-part corrosion inhibiting epoxy primer is used to provide the finest corrosion control possible. In some applications, a filler primer may be recommended and is included in the base price.
Published on Aug 30, 2012