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If You Can P*** You Can Paint  
User currently offlineSamair From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 210 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 7122 times:

if you can P*** you can paint after its rather rude name i just want to show people this what ive just read about crew from an airline in ghana painting there own DC 10 ! with rollers,can any airline paint there own plane?
http://www.mojaveweblog.com/pages/2003/031030-1a.html
is this common amoung airlines ?
thanks again
sam


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User currently offlineJBo From Sweden, joined Jan 2005, 2308 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 7101 times:

For an airline that likely doesn't have the money to afford a proper paint job, they probably had no other alternative.

But I wouldn't say that's a very common practice for flying aircraft. Most airlines have the money to ferry their aircraft to painting facilities that do it all by airbrushing and masks (and to some extent vinyl decals for some lettering and logos). Some airlines do operate their own painting facilities (I believe Delta does, am I right on that?), but most simply contract with other companies ... as there are alot of environmental restrictions (at least on the US) for painting facilities and thus they're not cheap to operate.

However...some aircraft that are being retired or otherwise permamently withdrawn from service often have their titles simply painted over with a roller or spray can. No need to do go to all the expense when it's not for looks.



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User currently offlineBohica From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2627 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 6906 times:

Did they get a bulk discount on paint at the Home Depot?  Big grin

User currently offline777WT From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 874 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 6600 times:

Quoting Bohica (Reply 2):
Did they get a bulk discount on paint at the Home Depot?

Funny you said that, I saw one guy at Home Depot brought 100 gallons of paint!


User currently offlineHa763 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 3596 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 6483 times:
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Quoting Samair (Thread starter):
is this common amoung airlines ?

Small repairs, touch-ups, or things like the outline around exits can and are rolled/brushed on.


User currently offlineKAUSpilot From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1958 posts, RR: 33
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 6461 times:

And I thought this was going to about Peter Max.....

User currently offlineMalaysia From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 3316 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 6461 times:

Why dont you all see how they paint Orient Thai 747s. They use Bamboo stilts and bamboo ladders and use rollers and spray paint to just paint the tails, no two tails look that identical, cause they are hand painted out in the hot sun on the BKK cargo hard stands. It was fun to watch them do it, very pathetic and they looked like Vietcong to me. with flip flops and grey pajamas, and sun hats.


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User currently offlineSammyk From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1688 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 6273 times:
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I remember seeing brush marks when I boarded an Air India plane soon after they introduced that hideous red sash livery.

User currently offlineLono From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1335 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 6072 times:

I remember the AS ground crew at KTN used rollers to paint out the AS name on a 727 they parked off the end of the runway in KTN back in the early 70's...

They used white paint to hide the AS name and tail logo.... while they waited until they were cleared to clean up the mess....

Like everyone could not figure out who overshot the runway....dohhh!



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31568 posts, RR: 57
Reply 9, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 5996 times:

If its Small touch up Job it can be done.Although Ideal would be to Have a controlled Atmosphere for Painting.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8414 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 4725 times:
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Quoting KAUSpilot (Reply 5):
And I thought this was going to about Peter Max.....

I wondered myself, that is one ugly aircraft.



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User currently offlineGr8Circle From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 3069 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 4525 times:

Quoting Sammyk (Reply 7):
I remember seeing brush marks when I boarded an Air India plane soon after they introduced that hideous red sash livery.

I think AI has a well equipped paint bay of it's own at BOM...what you may have seen is touch-up paint near the door.....


User currently offlineCruzinAltitude From United States of America, joined May 2004, 415 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 4494 times:

At the end of the day, you do what you have to do!

User currently offlineKAUSpilot From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1958 posts, RR: 33
Reply 13, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 4456 times:

Quoting Andz (Reply 10):
I wondered myself, that is one ugly aircraft.

In IAH, we refer to it as "the giant tampon".


User currently offlineType-rated From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 4842 posts, RR: 19
Reply 14, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 4425 times:

I am surprised that the FAA denied a clearance for a post maintenance check out flight. Knowing how they are about safety, I was surprised at this. They could always have gotten US Citizens to perform this check flight if they were worried about security.
The FAA gets real funny about aircraft that fly over populated areas.



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