Scheme Designers Inc., the world’s largest
provider of aircraft paint schemes and decal designs, said this week it
has developed a new product for older Cirrus aircraft: a range of new
decal designs, sold as a kit, for quick, easy, and efficient replacement
of old, faded appliqués. The company developed this new product line in
conjunction with LoPresti Aviation.
Cirrus aircraft are commonly sold with
vinyl decal designs over a white, silver, or gold base. As the fleet
ages, the factory installed decals reach the end of their service life
well before the base paint, sometimes resulting in cracked, faded, worn,
or eroded decals.
And replacement kits from Cirrus Design
are expensive—and date the aircraft.
In response, Scheme Designers created 12
new decal designs specifically for Cirrus airframes. Each design is
available in five standard color combinations, providing a total of 60
options from which a Cirrus owner can choose.
“Naturally, there are some owners that
are going to want non-standard color combinations,” stated Craig
Barnett, CEO of Scheme Designers, “and that is why we offer an
additional option for each design allowing clients to work with us to
create custom color combinations against their selected design.
“This gives clients limitless color
Scheme Designers has developed a network
of paint shops to replace older decal schemes, or clients can choose to
have Scheme Designers apply the new decals at its Arcola, Florida,
Installation requires removal of all
older decals, thoroughly cleaning and buffing the aircraft to remove any
decal residue and to ensure a clean, smooth, unfaded paint surface, onto
which the new decal scheme will be positioned and installed.
The paint shop can also address any paint
blemishes at the same time. Installation time is typically two to three
days, not counting paint-shop time.
A complete list of paint shops is
provided on the Scheme Designers website at www.SchemeDesigners.com.
“A Cirrus is a very special and
innovative aircraft, and owners take great pride in all aspects of their
aircraft’s fit and finish,” commented RJ Siegel, CEO of LoPresti
Aviation. “These new products give owners new and affordable choices
for their aircraft, providing increased pride in ownership and ramp
The designs will be available to view and
kits can be purchased at the Scheme Designers booth, number 3056 in the
northwest corner of Exhibit Hangar C.