The appearance of your aircraft’s exterior also makes a statement about the standards you set. We realize our work reflects not only on our company, but on you too. That’s why we take such great care in tending to every detail when maintaining the appearance of your aircraft.
Appearance Group specialists offer a comprehensive line of aircraft exterior maintenance services. From wiping down all exterior surfaces by hand to ensure a spot-free finish to exterior hand waxing to polishing the bright work, refinishing the boots or applying PERMAGARD® paint protection system, we will deliver unsurpassed quality and attention to detail on every task.
Complete Exterior Wipedown
Complete airframe hand wipedown producing a clean, spot-free finish. In addition to the main fuselage and tail, wipedown includes all other areas such as the top and belly, underside of wings and flaps, wheels and landing gear plus cabin windows.
Partial Exterior Wipedown
Includes wipedown of areas needing attention, usually consisting of the nose, top of the wings and leading edges, top of flaps, underside of the engines, the part of the belly from the nose to the leading edge of wings, landing gear doors and cabin windows.
Bright Work Buff Polish
Process removes minor scratches, oxidation and waterspots and restores the bright work to a mirrored, brilliant shine. If applicable, this service includes leading edges, horizontal and vertical stabilizers, cockpit windshield frames, APU shrouds, thrust reversers, engine inlet rings and throats.
Strip and Polish De-ice Boots
Process includes cleaning and stripping worn finish off the surface of the boots, applying an approved refinishing treatment designed to protect and polish the boots. Leaves a like-new glossy finish.
Exterior Hand Waxing
Performed on painted surfaces to prevent deterioration such as dulling and oxidation. This service is accomplished by applying a cleaner-type wax by hand.
Exterior Compound and Polish
Performed to save painted surfaces that are already showing premature signs of deterioration such as dulling and oxidation. This service is accomplished by machine compounding all painted surfaces. An application of gloss sealant is then applied to restore the shine, produce a “watery look” and protect the paint in order to extend its service life.
Exterior Teflon® Protectant Treatment
Performed on exterior painted surfaces with a specialized Teflon® protectant that protects and increases the life and shine of the paint.
PERMAGARD® Reactive Polymer Treatment
PERMAGARD is a specific, long-lasting protection process using a reactive polymer that is suitable for all types of paint and composites. Once applied on painted surfaces by Appearance Group, the PERMAGARD treatment creates a high-quality protective coating with a glass-like finish that is extremely shiny and slick to the touch. It provides a durable barrier against harsh contaminant deterioration of the paint and premature oxidation.