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Sherwin-Williams Launches Basecoat for Aerospace Coatings

Published on 2016-03-02. Author : SpecialChem

ANDOVER, KAN. -- Ideal for exterior painting on general aviation and helicopters that often require expedited production times, Sherwin-Williams Aerospace Coatings introduces the SKYscapes® General Aviation (GA) Basecoat 855 Series – SG, SGE, SGM and SGP Colors.

Fig. 1: Sherwin-Williams Launches Basecoat for Aerospace Coatings

It is designed to deliver the maximum in appearance and productivity by delivering a consistent and colorful solid, mica or metallic finish. SKYscapes GA Basecoat features fast dry times (approximately 60 – 90 DTT) that lead to improved productivity, an easy 6 to 1 to 2 mixing ratio, all while delivering excellent flow and leveling. After clearcoat, it provides a high gloss finish that can be easily cleaned, buffed and repaired.

Aircraft owners demand on-time delivery and the SKYscapes basecoat-clearcoat system can reduce paint-process time to help meet customer demand for aircraft turnaround. That’s because the SKYscapes system cures at ambient temperature in half the time of other single stage systems. Professional aircraft painters now have the option of which Clearcoat to use with one of two SKYscapes Basecoats: the new General Aviation Clearcoat - CM0850CC1 for increased speed, or the existing SKYscapes Clearcoat - CM0850180 - for improved chemical and fluid resistance.

In addition, SKYscapes CM0850CC1 clearcoat can be used over high solids opaque and metallic colors as stripes over Sherwin-Williams Jet Glo® or Jet Glo Express™ polyester urethane topcoats on business jets.

SKYscapes GA Basecoat Advantages:

• Quick drying; Allows for multiple color livery applications per day
• Perfect for small general aviation aircraft and helicopters requiring expedited production times
• Available in a solid, mica or metallic finish
• One double track coat application for most colors
• No baking required; dries quickly at ambient temperatures
• Apply additional colors without mechanically sanding
• Excellent opacity at low film thickness
• Excellent flow and leveling
• Long pot life
• Easy to keep clean and maintain

Aviation coatings specifiers and painters ask Sherwin-Williams Aerospace Coatings to provide quality coating systems and technical support to the global commercial, military, general and business aviation markets. Sherwin-Williams is one of the industry leaders in innovation and technology solutions with its certified products, top-rated service and knowledgeable team of field technicians.

About Sherwin-Williams Aerospace Coatings

The Sherwin-Williams Company, founded in 1866, is one of the world's leading companies in the manufacture, distribution and sale of coatings and related products to professional, industrial, commercial and retail customers. Aerospace Coatings is a business unit of The Sherwin-Williams Company, which manufactures and distributes a complete line of advanced technology paint and coating systems for a variety of commercial, general and military aircraft.

About Sherwin-Williams

Sherwin-Williams has been one of the industry leaders in the development of technologically advanced paint and coatings. Sherwin-Williams is dedicated to supporting both do-it-yourselfers and painting professionals with exceptional and exclusive products, resources to make confident color selections and expert, personalized service at its more than 4,000 neighborhood stores across North America. Sherwin-Williams has been ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction among Paint Retailers, Three Years in a Row” in the J.D. Power 2015 Paint Satisfaction StudySM

Source: Sherwin-Williams

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