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Brightwork

July 5, 2018

The basics of brightwork. Each aircraft is different from age, use and care. The same is true with the cost and ability to restore metal surfaces on aircraft. Below are a few pictures showing

W&W LLCs capabilities from intake lips to whole aircraft. 

 Intake lips usually have surface, localized corrosion & staining. In almost all cases it can be restored to better than new condition. A slight bronze color will re-appear after the first flight due to the nature of the metal but the staining will be eliminated.

 Turbine stacks are a whole other beast. They are often neglected and require the most time & skill to restore. Typically we are able to restore these parts to look brand new. However, on some aircraft, permanent pitting will occur on the top & bottom surface in not polished . Regardless of pitting, is it important to have to surface corrosion removed  on a regular basis.

 

 

Aluminum is another mountain to climb. If you own a bare aluminum please do not neglect to have it professionally polished & treated. The aircraft pictured here has been neglected for years and is impossible to restore to a satisfactory condition as corrosion has stained all surfaces. If corrosion can be felt as a rough texture on the paint be prepared to spend a significant amount in relation to the aircraft value. Types of aircraft can not be completed in several days but rather weeks.

 

 

 

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