Thursday, July 09, 2009
Fresh paint for our beloved Citation!
Our paint is nearly a decade old. It's peeling and fading a bit and we are starting to see some minor corrosion on some of the metal rivets and screws under the peeling spots, so it's time to take action. Expensive, time-consuming action!
We are getting our jet painted next week - in theory she'll be done just in time for Oshkosh. This is the final design - the colors might be tweaked a little but not much. We have green because our parent company has a whole lot of green in their logo, and we have blue because it sets off my eyes nicely.
We are using Skyharbour Aircraft Refinishing in Goderich - not only am I fond of them because I used to live there, but they are about 10% cheaper than the nearest competitor. That adds up when a typical paint job costs about 40k.
Cosmetics aside, the paint has a practical benefit also - I'm certain the swooshes on the engine cowl and tail will add at least 20 knots to her cruising speed.