A_P Airframe Oral Practical 6 | Paint | Manmade Materials

A&P Airframe Oral/ Practical 6

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Why is butyrate dope safer to use than nitrate dope?: It is much less flammable What are the two types of dope used for fabric finishes?: Cellulose Nitrate and Cellulose Acetate Butyrate What is the appearance of a blushing paint finish?: Chalky or cloudy What finishing defect is the result of paint room temperature that is too warm?: Pinholes or blisters What causes dope to blush?: High humidity, moisture in the spray systems, or application over a damp surface What factors cause spray paint sags and runs?: Inadequate surface preparation or paint sprayed on too thickly What components or parts of the airframe must be protected from damage when using paint stripper?: Windshields and windows, plastics, composites, synthetic rubber, and fabrics


What paint systems may be used with epoxy topcoats?: Any paint system in good condition








What is the function of zinc-chromate or wash primers?: Primers serve to inhibit corrosion and provide a good bond between the metal and the topcoats


Name several common types of paint used on aircraft.: Zinc-chromate and wash primers, synthetic enamels, acrylic lacquer, and polyurethane


What is the proper thinner to use with zinc-chromate primer?: Toluene What health and safety precautions must be observed when using toxic solvents and thinners that are part of modern finishing systems?: Respirators and/or masks must be worn when spraying finishes



If spraying painting dust causes a surface to appear dry or rough, what are the most likely causes?: Too much air pressure or the spray gun is too far from the surface being painted


What causes orange -peel?: Spray pressure too high, use of a thinner that dries too fast, cold temperatures, or a damp draft over the surface


What regulation governs the application of the registration numbers to aircraft registered in the United States?: FAR Part 45


Other than appearance, what is another reason for touching up painted surfaces?: Reduction of elimination of general corrosion problems


What references should be used to determine if a control surface must be checked and/or rebalanced after painting?: The manufacture's service manual


What would be the effect if dope was used over paint or enamel?: The dope tends to dissolve these materials What are the three most commonly used methods of applying paint?: Dipping, brushing, and spraying What is the effect on the paint finishes if too much drier is added to the paint?: The paint film will be brittle and tend to crack and peel



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