Hkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2175 times:
The reason for the freighter flying around with a polished body for the last 6 years or so is to test how the metal can be kept looking good. Not to mention the huge costs saved in paint and the removal of paint.
Lets also remember how many Lbs of paint a 747 needs !!
Aamd11 From UK - Wales, joined Nov 2001, 1066 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2142 times:
It wouldnt have paint, because they developed a way to get around the need for paint for corrosion protection didnt they?
a special polish perhaps?!
im interested to see what goes on regardless, cos it might be something to really look forward to seeing in the skies, other than just another toothpaste tube!
Blink182 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 5498 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2068 times:
I'm hoping for a bare metal scheme as the last thing I want is a white aircraft. As it is, JAL's livery is terrible, especially on a 744. I used to see them when they flew to my city, and those were the ugliest 747s I had ever seen.
Give me a break, I created this username when I was a kid...