Jet Aviation Saint Louis has upgraded its paint shop with the installation of a state of the art system which controls climate, air quality, and final paint finish.
The Saint Louis paint shop is regarded for delivering top-quality aircraft paint jobs. The new facility enables the Saint Louis team to be able to analyze paint color tint, measure the smoothness of the paint finish, analyze pearl and metallic paints and assess the level of paint gloss.
The new computerized and automated climate-control system, painter decontamination chambers, and paint delivery and quality-control devices provide the best quality control in the art of aircraft painting.
The Jet Aviation St. Louis facility features a computerized climate-control system that reads the air in the paint hangar and precisely sets the temperature, humidity and dew point to the proper levels to maximize paint application, drying and curing.
That kind of climate control is necessary when applying today’s high-solid paints that provide better coverage, which along with the use of safer peroxide-based strippers and modern primers is another step forward.
Britt Julius, manager of the Saint Louis Paint Shop, commented: “We’re refining every part of the process. We leave nothing to chance to ensure that our customers get a flawless, high-gloss paint finish.”
The most recent improvement is the installation of three new state-of-the-art decontamination chambers designed to remove traces of hexavalent chromium (hexachrome) dust from painters’ body suits, shoes and painting tools as they leave the prep hangar. Removing the hexachrome dust from the painters prevents it from getting into other parts of the facility and outside of the facility.