Frequently Asked Questions
The fabric covering portion of an aircraft restoration project is essentially the same with every coating system – glue the fabric to the frame, shrink it, stitch it, and then apply the surface tapes.
Where Superflite really stands out from the competition is with its actual coatings – the part that comes after the fabric covering. Superflite doesn’t require a fabric filler or “silver” coats. Instead, it combines those two steps into one with the fabric primer. After attaching the fabric and shrinking it, you’ll apply two coats of primer, sand it, and then apply two coats of paint. That’s it, three steps and four coats of product to cover and paint your plane. The competition requires an extra step, several extra coats, and much more sanding.
The Superflite urethane topcoat provides a high-gloss show finish with minimal effort, meaning, when you spray it, it comes out shiny. There is no need to sand, buff, or reshoot for that ultra-gloss “wet look.” It is a quality finish with minimal labor.
In addition to the easy application and the high-gloss finish, a Superflite covering kit costs about 20% less than the major competition.