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User currently offlineVio From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1507 posts, RR: 10
Posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2272 times:


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, 3874 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2244 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 (10 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2223 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, 1507 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2156 times:


I guess that sais it all  Smile

Thanks you,


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User currently offlineEuropean From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 5 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2074 times:


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

Do all airlines do it like BA?


User currently offlineJetmek319 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 199 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (10 years 5 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1993 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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