Custom Paint Refinishing for Your Aircraft

Meticulous attention to detail and a commitment to quality

Award Winning Results

Aircraft painted by Wipaire have won prestigious awards year after year.

  • Multiple Gold Lindy Awards
  • Multiple Grand Champion Seaplanes at Sun ‘n Fun
  • Reserve Grand Champion Seaplane at Sun ‘n Fun
  • “Best Wow Factor” & “Most Interesting Paint Attire” at Seaplane-a-Palooza

Aircraft Large & Small

Our facility and paint technician talent has the ability to strip and paint any aircraft from a single engine aircraft to a small business jet, whether matching your floats to your airplane or indulging in a complete makeover for a Citation 650 or rotorcraft.

Custom Details & Artistry

We can help you bring your ideas to reality. These projects are completed by hand with great attention to detail. No request is too great or small.

“Several months ago, we selected Wipaire to help us restore our 1982 Cessna Crusader T303…Our paint designer said the paint job and striping and following the design was the best he had ever seen.“

David Kleine

Cessna Crusader T303

The Wipaire Paint Process

  • Pre-Paint
  • Step 1
  • Step 2
  • Step 3
  • Step 4
  • Step 5
  • Finished Aircraft

Pre-Paint Process

A Cessna Grand Caravan on a loaner set of Wipline 8750 floats sorely in need of an eye catching paint scheme.

We paint many aircraft directly out of the factory like this one but stipping an existing scheme to start fresh or modifying are both options.

Preparing for the Base Coat

This aircraft came to us direct from the factory with no existing paint so stripping wasn’t necessary but it certainly needed a good wash down and some sanding to prepare it for the base coat. After the wash down all of the components that need to be protected from overspray are carefully masked off.

Primer Coat and Base Coat Applied

To provide a smooth base and good adhesion the aircraft and its components are given a coat of primer. This aircraft called for a white basecoat of paint so that was applied after the primer cured.

Striping Laid Out

Following the same paint scheme as the customer’s existing 208 on Wipline 8000 floats this aircraft receives its striping layout. Then it is masked to prepare it for the first application of color and the surface is abraded to provide excellent paint adhesion.

Adding the Color

The first color, a brilliant blue, is applied. Then another round of masking is applied and the gold highlight is carefully laid on.

Matching the Floats

One of the great things about buying floats from Wipaire is our ability to custom paint them to match your aircraft paint scheme. This brand new set of Wipline 8750 floats was given a matching white paint base and accent stripes to coordinate with the aircraft.

The Finished Product

This aircraft now shines with its sharp new paint job. It is joined with its floats and ready to leave for its new home!

Pre-Paint Process

A Cessna Grand Caravan on a loaner set of Wipline 8750 floats sorely in need of an eye catching paint scheme.

We paint many aircraft directly out of the factory like this one but stipping an existing scheme to start fresh or modifying are both options.

Preparing for the Base Coat

This aircraft came to us direct from the factory with no existing paint so stripping wasn’t necessary but it certainly needed a good wash down and some sanding to prepare it for the base coat. After the wash down all of the components that need to be protected from overspray are carefully masked off.

Primer Coat and Base Coat Applied

To provide a smooth base and good adhesion the aircraft and its components are given a coat of primer. This aircraft called for a white basecoat of paint so that was applied after the primer cured.

Striping Laid Out

Following the same paint scheme as the customer’s existing 208 on Wipline 8000 floats this aircraft receives its striping layout. Then it is masked to prepare it for the first application of color and the surface is abraded to provide excellent paint adhesion.

Adding the Color

The first color, a brilliant blue, is applied. Then another round of masking is applied and the gold highlight is carefully laid on.

Matching the Floats

One of the great things about buying floats from Wipaire is our ability to custom paint them to match your aircraft paint scheme. This brand new set of Wipline 8750 floats was given a matching white paint base and accent stripes to coordinate with the aircraft.

The Finished Product

This aircraft now shines with its sharp new paint job. It is joined with its floats and ready to leave for its new home!

Coordinated Services

Minimizing AOG time with a coordinated service experience and one-stop nose to tail repair, refurbishment and modifications.

  • Simplified Coordination of Services
  • Comprehensive Facilites
  • Maintenance, Paint, Interiors & Avionics in One Location
  • Ferry Service Available
  • Reputation for Quality and Convenience

Avionics

Interiors

Maintenance

Paint Gallery

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