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The 747LCF Is Green

Fri Sep 15, 2006 5:32 pm

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.

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RE: The 747LCF Is Green

Fri Sep 15, 2006 5:37 pm

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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RE: The 747LCF Is Green

Fri Sep 15, 2006 5:43 pm

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.
 
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RE: The 747LCF Is Green

Fri Sep 15, 2006 5:58 pm

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.

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RE: The 747LCF Is Green

Fri Sep 15, 2006 6:01 pm

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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RE: The 747LCF Is Green

Fri Sep 15, 2006 6:09 pm

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 4):

What in this horrible livery.  duck 


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RE: The 747LCF Is Green

Fri Sep 15, 2006 11:26 pm

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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RE: The 747LCF Is Green

Fri Sep 15, 2006 11:44 pm

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.

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RE: The 747LCF Is Green

Fri Sep 15, 2006 11:48 pm

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 
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RE: The 747LCF Is Green

Sat Sep 16, 2006 4:33 am

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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RE: The 747LCF Is Green

Sat Sep 16, 2006 4:41 am

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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RE: The 747LCF Is Green

Sat Sep 16, 2006 5:46 pm

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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RE: The 747LCF Is Green

Sat Sep 16, 2006 6:31 pm

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?
 
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RE: The 747LCF Is Green

Sun Sep 17, 2006 1:15 am

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 )
 
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RE: The 747LCF Is Green

Wed Sep 20, 2006 1:16 pm

After the tests are completed.The paint job will be done.Let the Primer enjoy the Importance till then  Smile
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RE: The 747LCF Is Green

Wed Sep 20, 2006 2:24 pm

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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