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When not to polish


Regular polishing is a critical part of maintaining an aircraft`s finish over time. Although, each aircraft is a unique case. Most of the time W&W is able to transform aircraft surfaces to a like-new condition. Unfortunately, some surfaces are just too far gone to reach a satisfactory result.

We begin each assessment by first visually inspecting the painted surface. Aircraft have some specific paint defects not found on other substrates. On most surfaces one may notice flaking, cracking, pitting & corrosion at various levels. Corrosion & pitting have little effect on the polishing process and should be brought to the attention of your A&P, I&A. Chronic flaking & crackling are not uncommon on most aircraft but appear at vastly different levels.

Flaking can