You’ve found the aircraft of your dreams, now let us add the finishing touch that will make your dream a reality. With our extensive experience in fixed-wing and helicopter painting, we pride ourselves on our attention to detail.
Here at ArtCraft Paint, we understand that your fleet is a major asset to your business. Every day the aircraft is down for maintenance impacts your business. Over the years we have created a streamlined process for our commercial customers, that focuses on quality and low downtime.
With a facility that can accommodate a global express and run multiple shifts, we can service a broad range of government aircraft types. Along with our certifications, and capable staff, ArtCraft Paint has successfully completed various government contracts.
We love to work with aircraft paint schemes and graphic designs from simple (provided internally), to complex or highly detailed (provided by external partners).
We can make non-structural repairs to the airframe skin and replacement of non-pressurized cabin windows.
We will strip, cleang and repaint your aircraft.
ArtCraft Paint works on a range of aircraft, from single-engine turboprops to corporate airplanes and regional jets and all helicopters.
Upon arrival, your aircraft will be inspected to assess its general condition and determine the exact scope of work. The aircraft inspection will focus on the following:
The inspection report detailing existing aircraft condition is signed off by ArtCraft Paint’s personnel and the aircraft owner or your authorized agent.
Additionally, required work is detailed, discussed with you, and approved/declined in writing. Preventive care suggestions are also noted on the ArtCraft inspection report.
ArtCraft Paint’s personnel will ensure that the following protection is applied to your aircraft:
Our on-staff A&P (Airframe and/or Powerplant) mechanics will remove fight controls prior to proceeding with the repainting process. At the end of the repainting process, fight controls will be balanced, re-installed, and aircraft will be returned to service. A logbook entry will be made by our A&P mechanic. We generally include 10 hours of bodywork in the refurbishment process, should more be necessary, the customer would be notified in writing.
To ensure a premium exterior finish, the following stripping process is meticulously executed: Stripping agents will only be applied to aluminum components; all fiberglass or magnesium components will be stripped by alternative methods.
The owner will be encouraged to personally inspect the plane. If any deficiencies are found, the refurbishment process will not continue until ArtCraft Paint receives written consent from the Owner to correct such deficiencies (according to Aircraft Maintenance Manual (“AMM”).
Preparation for Prime & the Priming Process
Aircraft will be degreased, acid-etched, and receive an alodine treatment.
Prior to application of the primer, all aircraft surfaces will be wiped down with Superclean and a Tack Cloth.
Finally, a non-sanding corrosion-resistant epoxy primer will be applied to the aircraft.
Base Color Coat
Aircraft will be wiped with Tack Cloth to remove any lint or dust prior to the application of the first base coat.
A base color of polyurethane paint with a thickness of 3 to 5 mils will be applied to the aircraft. Each base color coat applied is allowed to dry and is inspected for runs, orange peel, pinholes, or bubbles. If these conditions are discovered, the affected areas are corrected prior to application of the next coat.
All customers are required to provide their desired paint scheme to ArtCraft Paint before the desired project start date. If the owner decides to use ArtCraft Paint’s design services, the owner will be charged a design fee. These charges will be added to the final customer invoice. The paint scheme provided by the customer will be laid out on the aircraft according to customer specifications.
After the base color is dry, the following process will be followed: