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The 747LCF Is Green  
User currently offlineAirbusA346 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 7437 posts, RR: 2
Posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3428 times:

Is it my eyes playing tricks on me or have they painted the bare metel sections on the LCF in a green primer.


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To me it looks bad, because they have only painted the bare metal sections.

Tom.


Tom Walker '086' First Officer of a A318/A319 for Air Lambert - Hours Flown: 17 hour 05 minutes (last updated 24/12/05).
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User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20394 posts, RR: 62
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3417 times:

The remarks section says: "Second flight today for the LCF - note that she looks a little better now that the bare metal areas are all in primer."

I'm confused as to your question.



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User currently offlineAndesSMF From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3400 times:

Quoting AirbusA346 (Thread starter):
To me it looks bad, because they have only painted the bare metal sections.

Primer is not paint. Primer is what you place before the paint so the paint sticks. It is not meant to look good unpainted.


User currently offlineAirbusA346 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 7437 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3366 times:

I know what Primer is.  Wink

What my point is it looks worse because of the differant coloured bits under the door etc, if yuo know what I mean.

Tom.



Tom Walker '086' First Officer of a A318/A319 for Air Lambert - Hours Flown: 17 hour 05 minutes (last updated 24/12/05).
User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20394 posts, RR: 62
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3361 times:

Quoting AirbusA346 (Reply 3):
What my point is it looks worse

But it's not going to stay that way. It will be painted properly, not to worry.



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User currently offlineAirbusA346 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 7437 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3329 times:

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 4):

What in this horrible livery.  duck 


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Tom.



Tom Walker '086' First Officer of a A318/A319 for Air Lambert - Hours Flown: 17 hour 05 minutes (last updated 24/12/05).
User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12339 posts, RR: 25
Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3099 times:

In comparing the two photos above, it's interesting to me that the upper deck door is deleted from the LCF. It's also interesting that they left the windows in the lower deck of the LCF. I imagine that area can be used for crew rest? From earlier pictures, the pressure bulkhead starts right near where the bulge starts, so that part of the lower deck is pressurized.


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User currently offline787engineer From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 572 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3060 times:

Quoting AirbusA346 (Thread starter):

To me it looks bad, because they have only painted the bare metal sections.

The green primer is only on there to help prevent some possible corrosion during transportation and flight tests. The A380 was much the same, I don't see why you make a deal out of the primer. It will be painted by early next year.

http://www.airliners.net/open.file/0741999/L/


User currently offlineTinkerBelle From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3044 times:

Quoting AirbusA346 (Reply 5):
What in this horrible livery

That horrible livery is better than the primer for sure.

The thing is, the only thing that will make the damn LCF look good is if they put an invisible color on it.  duck 


User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20394 posts, RR: 62
Reply 9, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2874 times:

Quoting AirbusA346 (Reply 5):
What in this horrible livery.

There's a whole thread on that topic here:

What Livery Will Be On The B-747-LCF (by KC135TopBoom Sep 7 2006 in Civil Aviation)



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User currently offlineMCIGuy From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 1936 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2854 times:

That is Zinc Green etching primer. Etching primers are required for non-ferrous metals in order to stick to them. They also provide superior corrosion resistance. The Zinc Green color is used throughout aviation though, I don't know why.


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User currently offlineGunsontheroof From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3500 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2291 times:

Quoting AirbusA346 (Reply 5):

What in this horrible livery.

Why are so many people under the impression that this aircraft is going to end up in Evergreen or EVA colors? Evergreen doesn't own this plane, Boeing does.



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User currently offlineSammyk From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1690 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 2176 times:
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Quoting Gunsontheroof (Reply 11):
Why are so many people under the impression that this aircraft is going to end up in Evergreen or EVA colors? Evergreen doesn't own this plane, Boeing does.

Perhaps because that is who is going to operate it?


User currently offlineER757 From Cayman Islands, joined May 2005, 2496 posts, RR: 7
Reply 13, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2027 times:

Quoting TinkerBelle (Reply 8):
The thing is, the only thing that will make the damn LCF look good is if they put an invisible color on it.

While it is certainly no beauty queen, I saw her arrive at BFI today and she looks a whole lot better in person than in photos (unlike many celebrities  Smile )


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 14, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1758 times:

After the tests are completed.The paint job will be done.Let the Primer enjoy the Importance till then  Smile
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineLehpron From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 7028 posts, RR: 21
Reply 15, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1662 times:

Quoting AirbusA346 (Thread starter):
Is it my eyes playing tricks on me or have they painted the bare metal sections on the LCF in a green primer.

What color primer would be pleasing to your eyes*?

*Note: you are not the market for this product, your opinion has little value in Boeing's eyes. Big grin

Quoting 787engineer (Reply 7):
I don't see why you make a deal out of the primer

It has nothing to do with the primer, he is stating an asethic opinion disagreeing with the greenish hue of the primer.



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