|Quoting Daleaholic (Reply 1):|
I'm not sure how they do it, but I know they did a bad job on this one...
|Quoting Go3Team (Reply 2):|
Someone went against the grain on that one. Horrible job.
|Quoting 474218 (Reply 6):|
The reason the bare aluminum AC 767 looks like it does is because it was previously painted.
|Quoting AirbusA346 (Thread starter):|
But who else does it on there 747's.
|Quoting Gr8Circle (Reply 4):|
I think the AC aircraft pictured above is done quite well....reasons why it doesn't look good in this pic are:
1. Sudden change of appearance - people take time to adjust to anything new..
2. The sky is cloudy, but with broken clouds....what seems to be a 'bad job', on closer inspection, is actually the reflection of the cloudy sky...take a closer look at the pic...
|Quoting Wedgetail737 (Reply 5):|
When the paint is removed and the surface is polished the pure aluminum (alclad) surface appears dull, because of this prior treatment.
|Quoting Andz (Reply 14):|
this is beautiful...
|Quoting Buckieboy (Reply 13):|
studied Industrial Chemistry at University and I have to contest this statement. I know, you shouldn't believe everything you read on the internet, however the first sentence of the second paragraph explains why the aircraft's surface will never be 100% "shiny".
"A clean aluminium surface is reactive and will react spontaneously with water or air and form aluminium oxide."
For anyone old enough to have aluminium kitchenware, try a simple experiment: make a small scratch and you will shiny, bare metal. Leave in a moist environment and the "wound" will heal. This due to the formation of the oxide layer, which gives excellent corrosion resistance as can be read in the attachment
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