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Aircraft Maintenance and Repair, Seventh Edition by Michael Kroes

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Aircraft Painting and Markings
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INTRODUCTION
Aircraft are normally painted to provide both protection for the aircraft surfaces and a pleasing appearance. Many different types of finishing materials, generally called paints, are used on aircraft. Each type serves one or more purposes, and each must be applied in some specific manner to ensure proper adhesion and an acceptable durability.
This chapter examines the equipment used to apply paints and the different paints that are commonly used for aircraft. In addition, this chapter discusses the application of paint trim and the application of aircraft registration numbers. Keep in mind that ...

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