astrojet
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American A300 Paint Sheme

Sat Feb 17, 2001 5:55 am

Do you know why some AA A300 are painted all grey and others have the AA bare metal look?

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Photo © Frank Schaefer



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Photo © Michael F. McLaughlin

 
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RE: American A300 Paint Sheme

Sat Feb 17, 2001 6:13 am

The painted ones are earlier deliveries. Airbus uses paint as corrosion protection because they use a different skin (it isnt Alcad). On the later deliveries, AA persuaded Airbus to deliver them bare.
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mikephotos
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RE: American A300 Paint Sheme

Sat Feb 17, 2001 6:35 am

No more "painted" A300's, they are now all bare metal.

Michael
 
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RE: American A300 Paint Sheme

Sat Feb 17, 2001 6:38 am

There was a post before with that question!
Search for it, there have been some nice expainations!

Benjamin!
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RE: American A300 Paint Sheme

Sat Feb 17, 2001 7:07 am

Hi,

I started a topic asking the exact same question a few months ago. Here's the link:

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/368818/

BTW, I see that I used the exact same two pictures to accopany my question! LOL!

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astrojet
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RE: American A300 Paint Sheme

Sat Feb 17, 2001 2:20 pm

Thanks for the link, yeah, they are the first best awailable pictures.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy