Originally Posted by dogwater
Is their a differants between aviation an auto 2K paint ? Seems as though I pissed off my older brother telling him that he F up buying paint for his new airplane.He said that paint is expensive for his toy, but not knowing on my part that their is a diff in aviation paint I told him he needed to shop around an not buy the most expensive paint money can buy an complain about it. So can one use 2K on a plane that might go 25 thousand ft. I don't know how high it can go, but its not pressurized.
I'm not an aviation paint specialist, but what I do know is that often paints for this type of industry is often spect by the manufacturer and must meet certain criteria before it can be applied on any air craft. This the same in the boat building industry and if the paint your representing is not one that is spect for that particular craft, you need to jump through many hoops to have that product used.
Now that being said, when I was a PPG Rep, the paint I was representing was spect for a helicopter manufacturing company. It was an industrial line of PPG paint and the prices where not astronomical. Now, when I say that the paint wasn't astronomical in price, that doesn't mean it's cheap, it just isn't something that is way out of line in comparison to automotive refinish paints.
To answer your question, your brother's hands may be tied, if the paint spect for his aircraft is of the expensive variety, he may not have a choice...if he wants to fly the plane.
Hope this helps.