Date: Wed, 04 May 2005 03:26:46 +0100
From: Pooh Bear <>
Subject: Re: Painting my SAAB - Taking votes

James Sweet wrote: > > They claim that some of the new paints are *pretty close* - but not really > > the full monty from what I've seen. That said - an all mirror C900T > > blowing by you on the highway at night would really be a show stopper > > given the shape and stance. > > > > I wonder how they pull it off on passenger airliners? Is that actually > > polished aluminium skin and if so, how to they keep it so clean? > > > > It's polished aluminum skin, gotta be coated with something to keep it from > oxidizing. Ahh well that's the neat thing with aluminium. It makes its own very thin oxide layer to protect itself. I'm not sure what the airlines do. Believe it or not they consider the weight of paint ( or laquer ) when doing their sums about the economics of operation. Graham

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