SYLMAR, Calif. -- Paint specialists at Bombardier’s Service Center in Tucson, Arizona, have used a three-layer PPG topcoat system to create a showpiece finish on Carrington’s Bombardier Global Express XRS jet.
PPG’s DESOTHANE® Products
| Carrington Pearl Blue special-effect coating created by PPG
adds luminescence to the livery on the Bombardier
Global Express XRS jet for owner Carrington
PPG’s Mojave, California, paint experts mixed DESOTHANE® HS 8000 topcoat in Carrington Pearl Blue, which was applied over white Desothane HS 8800 topcoat in a gradated luminescent horizontal stripe on the fuselage
, along the vertical stabilizer leading edge and across the engine cowling. Metallic titanium and Las Vegas Gold stripes swoop across the plane, with striping and the fuselage bottom painted in metallic blue, all in Desothane HS 8000 topcoat. A final coat of clear Desothane HS 8800 topcoat over the aircraft
enhances the finish with a high-gloss shine and superior image reflection.
Special Effect with PPG’s Coating
“The overall effect is absolutely stunning
,” said Carrington CEO Bruce Rose, owner and pilot of a Bombardier Global Express jet. “While we have had the same fleet paint scheme for more than 10 years, the updated version with Carrington Pearl Blue was made possible through the amazing efforts of the PPG and Bombardier Tucson teams. The aircraft draws a crowd on the ramp wherever it goes. It is truly a unique airplane. The rest of our fleet will be updated to match.
According to Laurel Rodricks, PPG senior sales and marketing development manager for aerospace coatings,
such successes are the result of the exceptional efforts by PPG color experts.
“PPG’s Mojave team did an outstanding job for Bombardier and its customer by mixing the exact custom pearl blue color that Carrington envisioned
,” Rodricks said. “Bombardier’s Tucson paint shop knows this dedicated PPG team makes every effort to understand what the customer is asking, even if it is from several hundred miles away, and is confident that PPG will provide its customers with colors that surpass their expectations
Bombardier’s paint specialists prepared the plane for the PPG topcoats by first applying DESOPRIME™ HS 7700 primer and then DESOFILL™ HS 8620G chrome-free sanding surfacer, which affords excellent intercoat adhesion to the topcoat and primer and has flexibility to avoid topcoat cracks and chips for a smooth finish.
As the winner of six consecutive FAA Diamond Awards, the Bombardier Tucson Service Center provides tip-to-tail Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) expertise to Bombardier aircraft owners and operators.
About The Carrington Companies
Carrington is a holding company whose primary businesses include asset management, mortgages, real estate transactions and real estate logistics. Collectively, the businesses are vertically and horizontally integrated, and provide a broad range of real estate services encompassing nearly all aspects of single-family residential real estate transactions in the United States. Carrington’s international presence includes operations in the United Kingdom and Italy.
PPG works every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130 years. Through dedication and creativity, it solves its customers’ biggest challenges, collaborating closely to find the right path forward. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, it operates and innovates in more than 70 countries and reported net sales of $14.8 billion in 2015. It serves customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets.