Maintenance Matters

December, 2006 Issue

Paint Shop Survey: Plenty of Good Picks

Prices used to be all over the map, but plan on at least $10,000 for quality paint on a single. And thereís rarely need to fly half a continent away to find a top shop.

There arenít many certainties in the realm of aircraft maintenance, but we can think of at least one: Not every pilot knows a good paint job when he sees it, but anyone can spot a 100-footer that looks nice from across the ramp but is a speckled, orange-peeled mess when viewed at close range.

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