PPG Aerospace Donates Coating For Restored Mystѐre 20
Basecoat/clearcoat recreates flight-test livery on historic first production aircraft
PPG Industries’aerospace business donated the latest-technology Desothane HD basecoat/clearcoat for repainting the first Dassault Mystѐre 20 production aircraft, which was restored for the 50th anniversary celebration of its first flight.
The restored Mystѐre 20 business jet with serial number 1 will be on display on Le Bourget Airport’s tarmac, in front of the Advanced Air Support facility, through June 23, after which it returns to France’s air and space museum, Musée de lʹAir et de lʹEspace, at Le Bourget Airport for permanent display.
According to Gilles Brosseau, PPG sales manager, South Europe, maintenance, repair and overhaul, and Hervé Matthys, PPG sales manager, South Europe, original-equipment manufacturers, PPG provided Desothane HD/CA 9008 basecoat/clearcoat because of its aesthetic, application, performance and environmental benefits.
“For the best business jet of its age, PPG Aerospace offered its best technology of today with brand-new Desothane HD/CA 9008 basecoat/clearcoat,” Brosseau said. “The painters applied it on a very tight schedule and said they especially appreciated the short cycle time allowed by this scheme, with an astounding appearance and gloss for both solid and metallic colors. We wanted the Mystѐre 20 to look good today and for years to come.”
The aircraft was painted white, red, blue and black with silver metallic wings and belly to recreate the flight-test livery, then clear-coated for enhanced durability and increased color and gloss retention.