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User currently offlineVio From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1409 posts, RR: 10
Posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2072 times:

Hi,

Sorry if this topic was discussed before, but I have a question regarding the tail scheme of Frontier Airlines. Are they painted or is it some sort of "thin film with some sort of pressure sensitive adhesive"?


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User currently offlineKcrwflyer From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3805 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2044 times:

Im gonna say a sticker, as with most decals on aircraft. If its paint, thats a heck of a job.

User currently offlineFlyingNanook From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 830 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2023 times:

From Frontier's website:

"The decal application is almost like one giant contact paper project. The image is printed on "transfers" that have the image on one side and a peel back adhesive on the other. The chemical structure is not really the same as contact paper, but the process is essentially the same. The decals last up to five years. Damage to the decals occurs due to wind erosion, repairs on the tail structure and sunlight. However the tails are regularly maintained."



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User currently offlineVio From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1409 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1956 times:

FlyingNanook,

I guess that sais it all  Smile

Thanks you,

Cheers



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User currently offlineEuropean From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1874 times:

Hello,

Is that why it peals off and looks rubbish at the front of the tail?

Do all airlines do it like BA?

European


User currently offlineJetmek319 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 199 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1793 times:

We have had problems in the past with adhesion near the leading edge, but we have taken steps to halt thet. From N935FR and on you should not see any peeling. The prior aircraft will be retro-fitted as they go through 'C' check.


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