PRACTICAL 4: PAINTING

INTRODUCTION

Aircraft finishes are important, not only for the attractive appearance they give the aircraft but for the
protection they afford the lightweight, highly reactive composites, metals, and fabric from which the
structure is covered and made. When an airplane leaves factory, it has been given a finish that is both
decorative and protective. It is the responsibility of maintenance personnel to see that the finish is
maintained in such a way that it will keep its beauty and continue this protection. If the airplane is to be
refinished, the technician must properly prepare the surface and apply a new finish that will protect at
least as well as the original. Finishing and refinishing operations consist of many different materials and
techniques for applying the protective covering. Some material is sprayed, some brushed or dipped, and
some is attracted to the surface of the aircraft via an electrical charge, a process called electroplating.
There are almost as many different methods of application as there are materials to apply. Apply each
material according to the manufacturer’s instructions to obtain the best possible finish and the greatest
possible protection.

OBJECTIVES

1. To know the process of painting of aircraft;
2. To understand the safety during painting process; and
3. Repair and repaint the corrosive part of aircraft;

REFERENCES
 A&P Technician Airframe Textbook
 Website

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT

 Goggle
 Respiratory mask
 Standard air compressor.
 Siphon-feed spray gun
 Sand paper
 Sanding Machine

7. After prepping the component. The internal parts of the component should be covered with paper and masking tape to prevent paint from entering inside.  Use the correct tools and equipment for each task. a viscosity cup is used to check how viscous the mixture is. The mixture is then poured into a spray gun. the component should be cleaning and sanded off to make sure that there is no layer on top of the original material of the component. injuries or illnesses. 1-part hardener and 4-part thinner.  Steel toed footwear to be worn on all construction sites all times.  Any defective equipment to be avoided at all times and reported to the job supervisor immediately. This step is done to form a reference point for when extra mixture is needed. 6.  Wear rubber gloves when using cleaning solvents.  Large container to hold excess or spent material should be used when spinning brushes and rollers.  Clean all tools using appropriate solvent. The paper is also used when decoration of the component is needed.  Goggles should be worn when using spraying equipment.  Make sure properly fitted face masks are used when spraying or working with toxic applications. the component should be cleaned off with pressurized air and a rag to remove all the dust accumulated on the surface. Before starting the paint job. The proper mix of the paint is 4-part paint. . near misses. PROCEDURE 1. 3. thinner and hardener are mixed together. After the paint. 2. the paint is then mixed and poured into the spray gun. 4.MATERIAL  Protective paint (9300H Epoxy Hardener)  55 thinner  CW-320 silicon-carbide water proof electro coated abrasive paper SAFETY PRECAUTIONS  Report any incidents. After sanding.  Use proper safety equipment and protective clothing. 5.

9. -  The speed of spray gun is not constant. Micro blistering . Avalanching  Orange Peel CONCLUSION In conclusion. the spray gun is cleaned thoroughly with thinner and a brush not water. DISCUSSION Paint Defect Description .  The spray gun was brought too close to the component  The paint wasn’t allowed to dry before applying another coat. This ensures continuity of the paint. a distance should be kept from the spray gun and the component. 8. When painting. After completing the paint job. the paint was not good due to some reason which are.  Hand were accidentally placed on the wet paint .