Aircraft Maintenance Technology

APR-MAY 2018

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SKYSCAPES GENERAL AVIATION BASECOAT SYSTEM OFFERS COMPLETE CHOICE OF CLEARCOATS HIGH GLOSS FINISH DELIVERS MAXIMUM APPEARANCE AND PRODUCTIVITY Ideal for exterior painting on general aviation and helicopters, Sherwin-Williams Aerospace Coatings presents the SKYscapes® General Aviation (GA) Basecoat 855 Series – SG, SGE, SGM and SGP Colors. It is designed to deliver the maximum in appearance and productivity by delivering a consistent and colorful solid, mica or metallic finish. SKYscapes GA Basecoat features fast dry times (approximately 60 – 90 minute Dry-to-touch time), that lead to improved productivity, an easy 6 to 1 to 2 mixing ratio and excellent flow and leveling. After clearcoat, it provides a high gloss finish that can be easily cleaned, buffed and repaired. AIRCRAFT OWNERS DEMAND ON-TIME DELIVERY This SKYscapes GA basecoat-clearcoat system can reduce paint-process time to help meet customer demand for aircraft turnaround. That's because the SKYscapes system cures at ambient temperature in half the time of most single-stage systems. Professional aircraft painters now have the option of which Clearcoat to use with one of three Sherwin-Williams SKYscapes systems: General Aviation Clearcoat - CM0850CC1 for increased speed; SKYscapes Clearcoat - CM0850180 - for improved chemical and fluid resistance; or our new SKYscapes GA clearcoat - CM0855CC3 - which combines the best of the two existing clears to allow it to be sped up or slowed down depending on the variety of aircraft applications and sizes. SKYSCAPES GA BASECOAT ADVANTAGES: • Quick drying; Allows for multiple color livery applications per day • For small general aviation aircraft and helicopters requiring expedited production times • Available in a solid, mica or metallic finish • One double track coat application for most colors • No baking required; dries quickly at ambient temperatures • Apply additional colors without mechanically sanding • Excellent opacity at low film thickness • Excellent flow and leveling • Easy to keep clean, maintain and repair For information on the new clearcoat or the entire SKYscapes General Aviation Basecoat or other Sherwin-Williams Aerospace Coatings, call 888-888-5593 or visit swaerospace.com. AIRCRAFT COATINGS THAT PROTECT AND REFLECT You expect your aircraft's finish to be durable and great looking. Nothing less will do. You expect it to be protected against punishing weather, extreme temperatures, corrosion exposure and aggressive chemical and cleaning materials. Your plane also needs to reflect and promote your brand – crisp colors, sharp Distinctness of Image – whether it's an airline livery, a corporate jet or your own personal aircraft. You can trust Sherwin-Williams Aerospace Coatings for an impression that lasts. Year after year. swaerospace.com/reflect

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