Frequently Asked Questions
What is TFS Titanium?
It is a rich blend of polymers that is a reactive polymer coating. Titanium is not a wax and will not suffocate the paint.
Is Titanium a wax?
No, unlike wax which is a topical application that does not bond to the surface. Titanium is an acrylic polymer that bonds to the paint surface at a molecular level which flattens out the surface while giving UV protection.
What is TFS Platinum ceramic coating?
Platinum is a semi-permanent coating that creates an inseparable bond on a molecular level to your aircrafts painted surface. This protection is a 9H ceramic coating that is durable and long lasting, it has hydrophobic properties that repel water. This coating cannot be removed by chemicals like degreasers and solvents. It will be glossier, chemical resistant and provides incredible protection against deicing fluids and UV rays.
What are the benefits of Titanium?
It is better to protect your aircraft today than having to spend the money to restore it tomorrow.
How long do I have to wait after a paint job to apply protection?
Most paint manufacturers recommend 30 days.
How do I maintain my aircraft after TFS Titanium paint protection?
We recommend using all of our approved TFS products at topflightsupplies.com. With this protection, you should only need to use a low PH balanced soap to clean the aircraft. We suggest not using any solvents or strong degreasers for cleaning.
How do I maintain my aircraft after TFS Platinum ceramic coating?
After the coating is cured, we recommend using all of the approved TFS cleaners. This coating will withstand most chemicals. With our ceramic coating, degreasers and solvents will not remove the protection.
How do I remove TFS Platinum ceramic coating?
Ceramic coating is protected from most chemicals, buffing it off with a rubbing compound is the only way to remove the coating.
Can I wax or seal over Platinum ceramic coating?
Yes. Though not needed, if desired waxing or sealing over Platinum will not damage the coating.
Can TFS paint protection be applied to older paint?
To receive full benefits from the protections, the aircraft needs to be weathered and oxidation free. We highly recommend the paint surface to be at its best before any application. The paint protection systems will only enhance what is under the protection.
Can paint protections be applied to windows?
No, it is highly recommended to keep the paint protections off of aircraft windows.
Can paint protections be applied to brightwork?
No, our paint protections are not approved for these surfaces, but will cause no damage if applied.
Can I apply TFS paint protections over decals, emblems, and etc.?
Yes, our paint protections can be applied over any decals and will cause no damage.
How do I touch up my aircraft paint after TFS paint protection applications?
For Titanium, wipe the area with solvent a handful of times and then touch it up with paint.
For Platinum, you will need to buff with rubbing compound to those areas that need touched up with paint.
Can I apply TFS paint protections to composite surfaces?
Yes, it has been tested and approved to be applied to all painted surfaces.
How long will TFS paint protections last?
Note: there are several variables that can affect the longevity of these protections.
Titanium paint protection will last 12 months on average if the aircraft is flying 350 hours a year or less, is hangered and is cleaned regularly.
Platinum ceramic coating will last 2 years if all the parameters mentioned above are met.