Aerospace coatings specialist Sherwin-Williams (N3206) is introducing at NBAA-BACE Jet Suede, a two-component urethane topcoat with an upscale, textured finish created to enhance the feel of aircraft interiors, for both OEM and aftermarket applications. Available in low gloss and solid neutral colors, including an array of OEM hues, the durable finish provides stain, abrasion, and scratch resistance, according to the Cleveland-based company, and can be applied on both rigid and flexible plastic and substrates. For refurbishments, Jet Suede makes a suitable replacement for worn leather armrests, cabin fabrics, and cockpit yokes, and is also an efficient alternative to painting interior plastic parts.
Jet Suede’s OEM colors can be seen in the new Color Selector Book and Fan Deck (sets of color cards) Sherwin-Williams is displaying in Las Vegas. These can’t be represented online or in a printed form, making this a rare opportunity to see the coatings’ true colors.
Sherwin-Williams also offers a variety of aerospace primer products specifically designed for aircraft interiors, complementing its interior aircraft topcoats by increasing substrate adhesion and helping hide profile and surface imperfections.
Also showcased are Sherwin-Williams’ Skyscapes and Jet Glo Express exterior paints.
The Skyscapes basecoat-clearcoat paint system, formulated to deliver rich color and high gloss retention, cures at ambient temperature in half the time of other single-stage paint systems, cutting as much as 30 percent from painting process time, according to the company. Jet Glo Express polyester urethane topcoat finish, available in thousands of colors, has the same high gloss appearance and durability as its Jet Glo Enamel, while offering faster drying times and good buffing characteristics.