Introduced to Glidecoat back in 2013, Kamal now has had two of his aircraft protected with our aviation ceramic coating. He recently visited Opa-Locka Executive Airport and considering the close proximity to our office in West Palm Beach, FL, we co-ordinated our team to complete the aviation ceramic coating application.
- Reduced drag
- Reduced maintenance
- Pride of Ownership
While applying a ceramic coating to an aircraft may seem straightforward, you must be aware of FAA regulations on specific areas on the aircraft to avoid and leave untouched. On the wings of the aircraft, you will note tiny holes specifically for deicing fluids, which you must avoid at all costs.
The Glidecoat Professional Ceramic Coating process requires an extreme level of attention to detail and Glidecoat Certified Professionals must touch all of the surfaces several times. As you can imagine, this is not only time consuming but results in increased costs when compared to other services like a buff and wax.
For this particular project, an aircraft presents the unique challenge of touching every section of the aircraft including beneath the wings, under the cockpit, etc. From this experience, we learned how much longer a 22' aircraft is compared to a 22' center console boat.
As shown from the before photos, Kamal has kept his aircraft in great shape and only required us to complete one step with our medium nano compound to all of the surface.
One of the advantages with our medium nano compound is the great finish and shine to the surface before our aviation ceramic coating application.
Once the shine of the surface has been restored, we use our Surface Wipe decontaminate followed by two coats of our ceramic coating.
In total, the project took 45 hours to complete and for comparisons purposes, this is nearly the same amount of time we would spend on a 35 - 40' boat.