Washing the exterior of your aircraft is important to ensure that grease, grime, dirt, and oils don’t become permanent residents on your aircraft. To remove these unwanted contaminants, only OEM approved chemicals and techniques are used to ensure that every surface of your aircraft’s exterior is left clean and spotless. Extra attention is also given to exhaust trails and under-wing sections to ensure that any build ups are removed before they have a chance to damage your aircraft’s paint.
If you’re staring directly into your aircraft’s leading edges and or spinner and you don’t see yourself looking back, then it’s probably time to think about having your aircraft’s brightwork polished. Just as exterior washes are important to keeping your paint in good condition, brightwork polishing is a specialized service designed to remove built up contaminants and leave behind a smooth mirror-like finish. Done in several steps, the entire process begins by determining your aircraft’s condition and includes an inspection of ALL metal surfaces including spinner heads, engine inlets, vertical stabilizer, and wing surfaces.
Following the inspection, your aircraft is protected from flying debris by covering over windows, static wicks and ports with plastic sheeting and tarps. As soon as the aircraft is prepped, high-speed buffers and various grades of polishing compound are used to remove built up corrosion and oxidation that have made their way into the metal’s surface. Repeated three to five times (as determined by condition), every water spot, scratch, and pit is removed leaving behind a flawless mirror-like finish.
Always one of the most economical ways to protect your aircraft’s exterior, aircraft waxing can provide a lasting shine that looks great on any type of aircraft. In a multi-step process, your aircraft is first protected by covering up sensitive static ports and windows before being thoroughly washed to remove any built up grease, dirt, and oils that may be on the aircraft’s exterior.
From there, OEM approved waxes are applied either by hand and or mechanical polishers to every surface of the exterior including under-wing and tail sections. Lastly, the entire exterior is hand polished to remove any remaining wax leaving behind only a clean surface and hard shine you’ll be able to see.
It’s important to note that in order to get the most from a waxing service, your aircraft’s paint should already be in good condition with little to no hazing or chalkiness. If however your aircraft does have some of these concerns, or if you’re looking for a more lasting paint protection, you may want to check out our Ceramic pro treatment and rejuvenate your aircraft’s exterior appearance.