Metal Coatings Promote Aircraft Safety and Durability

When you think about airplane parts and the complex technologies that can propel humans through the air, it is clear that the metal parts of an aircraft undergo intense stress and exposure to corrosive elements. Flying through all kinds of weather and vast shifts in temperature, many aircraft parts are made of exposed metal that must be protected in order to ensure passenger and crew safety as well as the long-term viability of these expensive, well-engineered machines. Given the stakes and costs involved in aerospace technology, protecting metal parts is critical to the industry’s viability.

Protection From Corrosion

There are a number of different coating types that might be appropriate for particular aircraft parts. Some coating technologies are used to prevent rust, dirt, debris, and corrosion from damaging the metal due to environmental exposure. Airplanes require this kind of coating as do other forms of transportation exposed to environmental extremes such as boats and trains. In addition, it is important to protect aircraft parts from exposure to chemicals, fuels and other substances. Jet fuel, lubricants and even the types of salt spray used for de-icing aircraft could lead to damage and corrosion without this kind of protective coating.

Full Aircraft Protection

This kind of chrome-free clear metal protective coating can be used in many places throughout an aircraft. From the raw metal of the aircraft before it is painted in airline livery to the seat connections inside the cabin, metal airplane parts can face ongoing exposure to harmful elements. Protecting metal can be particularly important for safety when it is used to coat fuel tanks and fuel cells, electrical fasteners and connections, landing gear and the rivets, seams and bolts that hold the craft together.

While metal coatings like those made of liquid nylon present a strong measure of protection, they also are flexible and adhere precisely to the structure of the aircraft. This allows the coatings to provide extra resistance to impact and movement, protecting the metal parts of the aircraft from chipping and scratching. The unsung work done by protective coatings helps to keep the planes that traverse the world in the sky safely.