MotorHussy From New Zealand, joined Mar 2000, 2818 posts, RR: 10 Reply 3, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2511 times:
Quoting Vasu (Reply 1): I'm only guessing, but it is possible that all three aircraft have been painted for different amounts of time... so the amount of fading would be varied...?
That's not fading, that's different colours. Must have been painted at different shops with different manufacturers' paints or the colour recipe was not adhered to strictly. Pretty amazed at just how different they are though.
Carpethead From Japan, joined Aug 2004, 2779 posts, RR: 4 Reply 5, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2317 times:
Colors on OZ's aircraft do indeed fade. The middle aircraft is most likely the new 74F they received this spring. The single 76F has been in OZ fleet for many years, and probably will be in the maintance shops perhaps after the year-end.
At least OZ's paint job isn't peeling/chipping away like US's 733/734s.
MEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4125 posts, RR: 37 Reply 7, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2097 times:
I guess they might have come out with standard colours but the fading process is different between which paint has been used.
If you compare the different types of other airlines which have coloured tops, like KLM and Aer Lingus, you can see the blue or green changes over time, with also differences between Boeing, Airbus and Fokkers, likely painted by different paintshops.
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