Private Airplane Exterior Maintenance Tips

airplane exterior maintenance

So, you love to fly and you’re a proud owner of an airplane. Just like your car, your airplane will need a good exterior cleaning from time to time.

Paying someone else to do it can get expensive, so what could you do yourself? Putting your best foot forward on DIY exterior maintenance for your private aircraft produces experience and knowledge, and usually saves a good deal of money. But polishing a plane is no easy feat! Here are some tips to get you started on getting beautiful results!

Choose the Right Product

To start, make sure you use products designed specifically for an aircraft. Automotive waxes and cleaners are simply not designed to withstand the challenges and environment of airplanes. With that in mind, you’ll want to get started by using the mildest products first to clean the exterior, progressing to the most aggressive products that will remove oxidation and stains.

Start with a Clean Surface

First, you’ll want to clean the exterior surface so it’s free from the months of dirt, oil, grease, and bug residue. The mildest products are designed mainly to clean the surface and are not abrasive in nature.

Polish Like a Pro

Now that the surface is clean, you’ll need to move on to polishing. This part of the process removes oxidation and stains using more abrasive compounds. Ideally, you want to have a spotless finish, but not at the cost of removing too much underlying material (especially not paint).

  1. Apply a strip or two of polishing compound.
  2. With the BuffPro on its lowest setting, spread the compound over the target surface.
  3. Increase the BuffPro speed setting and work it up and down, back and forth slowly across the surface until it is polished.
  4. Wipe away any excess polishing compound, and voila, you’re done!

Protect Your Finish

The BuffPro buffer and our one-of-a-kind polishing system will give you a protective mirror shine, and it will remove old swirl marks and holograms for good!

Why Buffpro is the Best Choice for Your Airplane’s Exterior Maintenance

The BuffPro Buffer can help you create a perfect polish on your aviation equipment in up to half the time of traditional buffers. When you’re talking about a project as large as an airplane, that makes a big difference! What’s more, you’ll want to use a buffer that offers ease of use and comfort, even during extended use.

The BuffPro Buffer has ergonomic pistol grips to offer exceptional, all-day comfort. And, it uses smart technology for ease of use and longevity.

The BuffPro Buffer is the only one of its kind. It is the only electrically operated drum style buffer on the market and anyone can learn to use the BuffPro within a few minutes. Because it was designed by a professional, it gets the job done faster, it’s more comfortable for all-day-use, and it never leaves swirl marks behind. From cars and boats to RVs and airplanes, the BuffPro Buffer can polish almost anything while saving you time and money, with beautiful results.

Get to Know BuffPro

Ready to order? For the highest gloss and no swirl marks EVER, place your order today and qualify for a special limited-time offer! Need to know more? Learn more about the difference BuffPro makes for airplanes here.

Whether you’re a DIY polisher, or, a full-time professional polisher, the BuffPro Buffer delivers the best shine in HALF the time of traditional methods using less effort.

We have online ordering, worldwide distribution, or you can contact us directly and we’ll help you get just what you need. If you’re in the USA, we also offer free shipping on our kits. 1-800-699-4160

Happy flying!