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Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:11 am

http://vimeo.com/47219428

The video is from 2012. "Restoration" is surely bit too much said for this little refresh.

6 years after introducing the modified livery I wonder why they didnt use this occasion to put the restyled kangeroo on the tail and new titles on the fuselage.
One question: what is the patch above the stabilizer´s leading edge that was treated separately and wears a lighter colour?
 
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Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:39 am

Looks more like they just gave it a a good polish than repainting it. I'm pretty sure that repainting gets done overseas now and that's a hangar in SYD.
 
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Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:49 am

I am interested, have any other airlines adopted this technology? Am I being simple to describe this as a fancy polish to extend the life of the paint? There is another video of an Air NZ A320 that has it's paint brought back to new after 9 years. Is there any benefit to this? Are there no inspections in this period that require the paint to be removed. I imagine a quick polish is cheaper then a full repaint.

Quoting na (Thread starter):
The video is from 2012. "Restoration" is surely bit too much said for this little refresh.

Considering how poor the paint work was previously I would disagree and say this is a restoration of the paintwork, not a refresh - however this is semantics.

Quoting na (Thread starter):
6 years after introducing the modified livery I wonder why they didnt use this occasion to put the restyled kangeroo on the tail and new titles on the fuselage.

I wonder now, how much of the fleet is in the refreshed livery?
 
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Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:52 am

Guy I used to work with was the quantas fleet presentation manager in Sydney or Melbourne before he came and worked with us.
He mentioned that the polishing and/or repainting of an aircraft can save between 1 and 2 percent in fuel burn.
 
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Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:00 pm

Quoting Bill142 (Reply 1):
Looks more like they just gave it a a good polish than repainting it. I'm pretty sure that repainting gets done overseas now and that's a hangar in SYD.

Thats right, mainly its polishing, just new paint in certain places.

Quoting drillerscott (Reply 3):
He mentioned that the polishing and/or repainting of an aircraft can save between 1 and 2 percent in fuel burn.

The manufacturer Permagard says even more, but still even 1 or 2% would be worth it on an airliner I guess.
 
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RE: QF VH-OJA Repainting Timelapse

Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:20 pm

Quoting na (Thread starter):
One question: what is the patch above the stabilizer´s leading edge that was treated separately and wears a lighter colour?

Is there a vent for the APU there? Maybe it's just a cover? I know it's in the same location on a 737, but I don't know about the 747.

I don't think I'd really consider this a "repaint". When I think of a repaint, I think of all the layers of the old paint being entirely stripped off down to the skin and then completely resprayed. This just looks like a refresh of some sort -- maybe some kind of cleaning solvent or polish?
 
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Wed Mar 26, 2014 1:26 pm

Quoting smi0006 (Reply 2):
I wonder now, how much of the fleet is in the refreshed livery?

Overall, I would put a rough estimate at between 60-70%. That will only rise as the 744s and 763s continue to exit the fleet with A332s coming in, and as the A333s go through their overhauls.

International - 12/12 A380s, 12/15 744s (OJA, OJC & OJL still have the old colours) & 0/10 A333s.

Domestic - 12/12 A332s, 4/15 763s (OGG, OGQ, OGS & OGT have the new colours) and I'd guess roughly half the 737s, probably a bit more now with the recent 734 retirements.

Regional - no idea.

They're not in any particular rush, and they don't need to be. They've focused their rebranding money on the terminals and lounges, which is where passengers will notice the changes most.
 
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Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:05 am

There was a Northwest 742, N623US, that was put in the desert heavily oxidized. They pulled it out a year or two later in 2005 or soand it looked like they either repainted sections of it or buffed it out. I dont' know how to post pics or I would, but they're in the database
 
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RE: QF VH-OJA Repainting Timelapse

Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:26 am

Definitely paint restoration / polish.

Quoting smi0006 (Reply 2):
I wonder now, how much of the fleet is in the refreshed livery?

VH-OEB, VH-OEE, VH-OEF, VH-OEG, VH-OEH, VH-OEI, VH-OEJ, VH-OJT, VH-OJU, VH-OJS sport the new scheme.

I believe VH-OJO had the new scheme only to be retired???

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