Cherokee Paint Job, The Painting Weeks

The Cherokee with it's first coat of paint.
The Cherokee with it’s first coat of paint.

Weeks 2 – 5 were filled with priming and painting the aircraft with its new design during week 2 the aircraft was first given a coat of aircraft green primer and then after lunch two coats of Matterhorn White were applied.

 

In the final masking 
 stage, the N numbers were masked and painted blue with a grey shadow.
In the final masking stage, the N numbers were masked and painted blue with a grey shadow.

Throughout week’s 3 and 4 West Star Aviation masked and painted the aircraft with its new blue and grey paint design and a small chrome yellow stripe.

Our Cherokee before and after buffing.
Our Cherokee before and after buffing.

Week 4 was a busy week for week for HAWK members Braden and Jaden, it was during this week that that the Cherokee was buffed and cleaned so that final touch up could be made to the paint.

At the end of week 4 it is clear that HAWK's Cherokee will be a show stopper.
At the end of week 4 it is clear that HAWK’s Cherokee will be a show stopper.

During the next week the Cherokee will be put back together and returned to service.

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