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If the aircraft were kept tan would it have increased there lifespan?

CupCrusher40
Active Member

Does the rich blue paint eat at panels? Thank you !

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Re: If the aircraft were kept tan would it have increased there lifespan?

dfwskier
Top Contributor

Don't be ridiculous. 

Re: If the aircraft were kept tan would it have increased there lifespan?

bec102896
Top Contributor

I don’t think it makes a difference. Over time paint wears off just like most things in life over time things wear out or break etc 

Re: If the aircraft were kept tan would it have increased there lifespan?

bwallet
Active Member

I do believe that lighter color paint last longer. I remember when Delta (or perhaps it was Northwest) changed from darker color to mostly white on their planes. They did it because it would save money because the paint would last longer.