June 2014 Issue
Paint Shop Survey: Patience, Planning
Paint work requires sizable preparation. The better shops are the ones that get it right the first time, on time and know how to communicate.
Imagine fetching the family airplane from a paint shop, and as youre flying it on one of its first post-paint trips, part of the tail comes off. Thats precisely what happened to a Cessna Conquest after a once reputable paint shop returned the plane to service without properly reassembling it. The shopwhich got decent customer reviews in previous Aviation Consumer paint shop surveyshas since gone bankrupt, but its a learning experience that other shops and owners can take to the bank.
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