If you want to see the process in action, you might check the many YouTube videos that show time-lapse recordings of aircraft being painted.
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That is why some airlines have chosen to remove most of the paint and opt for the bare-metal look. If the new operator is leasing the plane for a short time, they usually just use easily removable decals which may look ugly after some flying. Once all the old paint has been removed, the primer is sprayed onto the aircraft. It takes around six hours for each layer to dry. Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. A continent-wide hunt is under way for a flight attendant who took part in a mid-air striptease and the airline pilot whose hands were on the controls, among other things.