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    paint process use on airline?

    what kind of paint process do airlines use on planes?

    the paint on jumbo airline and military fighters don't peel off at mach speed.

    Why can't bike industry use same paint process to paint bikes?

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    Ha haha!

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    This is an excellent question that merits significant discussion.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Picard View Post
    what kind of paint process do airlines use on planes?

    the paint on jumbo airline and military fighters don't peel off at mach speed.

    Why can't bike industry use same paint process to paint bikes?
    Planes are covered in nicks and scratches. They fade like anything else and paint is relatively cheap so if they start looking too ratty it's easy peasy to pull one for a ground check and fix the paint.

    You could do the same for your ride, but it's a constant thing: no paint job is perfect or permanent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fearnow View Post
    Planes are covered in nicks and scratches. They fade like anything else and paint is relatively cheap so if they start looking too ratty it's easy peasy to pull one for a ground check and fix the paint.

    You could do the same for your ride, but it's a constant thing: no paint job is perfect or permanent.

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    Why the sensible response?

    "Mach speeds" man.

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    Everything is at a mach number.

    Sometimes it's just a very small fraction of 1, is all.😎

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    Are we talking United, American, or Delta?
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    Why paint airplanes when you have this?


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    Paint is relative to speed. What makes you think you deserve the mighty airplane speedy paint?! SMH.

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    Gotta have dreams, right?


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    Airplane paint isn't that durable, actually. Look at any airport and most planes are either chipped up, or have been repainted a bunch.
    And airplanes don't even get hit by rocks, or routinely bang against things. Painting a bike with regular paint lasts about 10 rides.
    A durable metal covering for planes would be ....powdercoating... which is what bicycles have. But it would probably cost a ridiculous sum of money to powdercoat a plane, assuming you even could.
    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Yeah, why not?

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    Powder coat is too heavy for a plane or a CF bike. Someone posts pics of Huffy bikes rusted from the inside out

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    Quote Originally Posted by Picard View Post
    what kind of paint process do airlines use on planes?

    guessing they use sprayers

    the paint on jumbo airline and military fighters don't peel off at mach speed.

    Why can't bike industry use same paint process to paint bikes?

    they might
    ok then
    Keep trying to do the awesomest thing you've ever done.

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    Speed?
    I'm going to try bird feathers or shark skin would be better than paint.
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    The paint used at my work (we build the engine covers and cowls for large planes like the 787, A320, etc). has a base coat that uses Chromate which is not a fun chemical. I don't have any involvement in the painting process so I can't be more detailed.

    I prefer no paint on my bikes. My CF bike is mostly clearcoat with a stripe, my aluminum bike is only clearcoat.

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    My airplane paint is very pricy, and without leading edge pant, it peels quickly.

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    Airplane manufacturers use a pricey clear coat.
    Stick around if you're housebroken...

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    Quote Originally Posted by WHALENARD View Post
    shark skin would be better than paint.
    You talking about this?

    Michael Phelps will race a great white during Shark Week - TODAY.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Picard View Post
    what kind of paint process do airlines use on planes?

    the paint on jumbo airline and military fighters don't peel off at mach speed.

    Why can't bike industry use same paint process to paint bikes?
    You assume it is more durable. Do they drag the planes down a rocky trail on their side or throw them against trees? Me thinks not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harold View Post
    Lol...zactly!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harold View Post
    Too bad it's not Lochte. I might have wanted to root for the shark.

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