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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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    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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    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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    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
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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?

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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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    Airplanes are stripped and repainted very often so the hull can be inspected.

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    The paint they use on elephants would be a lot better. It is flexible and very hard wearing. It survives constant dirt and dust and can shrug off rock strikes no problem.

    Unfortunately it is only available in limited selection of grey shades and, as far as I know, the only companies who paint elephants are in Africa and India. I don't think it has been tested to 'mach speed' but, as bicycles don't actually go that fast, I don't think that really matters.

    I couldn't find a picture of painting an elephant, so here is an elephant painting.

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    paint your frame with the same stuff they use to stop SPD cleats from rusting.

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    I'll have what Picards having please.
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    So I shoot off all full of bravado, hit this wee booter - grabbing some air, then I land - leading into a greasy rut.

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    zinc chromate
    and Dupont - Imron
    is what I shot for years ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eshenbaugh View Post
    Airplanes are stripped and repainted very often so the hull can be inspected.
    This guy has what Picard has. His statement...He doesn't have a clue.


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    Epoxy paint or industrial enamel. Not sure if they still shoot Imron but you don't want to mess with it if you don't have all the safety precautions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    I'll have what Picards having please.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the_joe View Post
    Seriously
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eshenbaugh View Post
    Airplanes are stripped and repainted very often so the hull can be inspected.
    Exactly. I spent a fair amount of time in the Air Force and they repaint jets a lot more frequently than you'd imagine. In fact, if you paint a static display aircraft with standard aircraft paint you'll wish you'd used Imron after about three years. Even latex house paint lasts better.
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    As you well know Forster, military protocol has very little in common with the real world. Aviation or otherwise.
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    aircraft static tests are fun to walk in the hanger on...suddenly all your hair points one direction.

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    I personally do not find this thread appealing at all.

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    ^^^ But something captivated you to share that thought?
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    Quote Originally Posted by EABiker View Post
    I personally do not find this thread appealing at all.
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    Don't forget that if you paint it red it's immediately 20% faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bradym77 View Post
    Don't forget that if you paint it red it's immediately 20% faster.
    I think your percentage is off a bit. That's old thinking, more recent studies have shown that it's more like 38% faster. Guess what color my bike is?
    Quote Originally Posted by targnik View Post
    So I shoot off all full of bravado, hit this wee booter - grabbing some air, then I land - leading into a greasy rut.

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    38% away from red?


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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Guess what color my bike is?
    The new frame, or the old frame?
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    I heard Jet Blue uses Microsoft Paint.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EABiker View Post
    I personally do not find this thread appealing at all.
    That's because airplane paint doesn't peal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornfield View Post
    That's because airplane paint doesn't peal.
    Unless it's used on a bell...

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    Quote Originally Posted by fantapants View Post
    Unless it's used on a bell...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornfield View Post
    Belle Plaine isn't too far away from me...
    Are they flying low again?
    Quote Originally Posted by targnik View Post
    So I shoot off all full of bravado, hit this wee booter - grabbing some air, then I land - leading into a greasy rut.

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