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New Paint For NW Freighters?

Sun Mar 21, 2004 11:05 am

Does NW intend to paint their 747 freighters in the new colors? I hope so, the
freighters look terrible in that bare metal.
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RE: New Paint For NW Freighters?

Sun Mar 21, 2004 11:23 am

the new colour scheme is hardly an improvement over that bare metal, but i too wonder if they are planning on painting the freighters?
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RE: New Paint For NW Freighters?

Sun Mar 21, 2004 11:41 am


I agree that in some lighting the new paint looks somewhat like bare metal on a quick glance but until you see one up close or on a sunny day they are very different. It's seems like a pearlescent silver white. A deep finish. It is really quite striking and very different. I do wonder how it will last. Has to be better than the red/grey did. Management says it will last two years longer and that's hopeful.

At first I was thinking that since several a.netters said it looked like a freighter that the freighters should be left the same to highlight the actual difference. Any ideas?
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RE: New Paint For NW Freighters?

Sun Mar 21, 2004 7:49 pm

Last I heard they would remain bare metal, to reduce weight, but seeing that some of them wear fully painted special liveries it dosent make sense.
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RE: New Paint For NW Freighters?

Mon Mar 22, 2004 6:01 am

Repainting the freighters should be simple: replace the silver metallic paint with bare metal, but do everything else the same. I think it should look pretty nice. Hopefully they do one soon.

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