Accession Number : ADD014264

Title :   Ultrasonic Assisted Paint Removal Method.

Descriptive Note : Patent filed 7 Jul 87, patented 6 Jun 89,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Reinhart, Theodore J

Report Date : 06 Jun 1989

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : This abstract discloses paint or other protective coating removal method involving the use of reciprocal motion ultrasonic frequency mechanical energy applied to the coating by a variety of tool and abrasive substrate members in the company of surface preparation agents, such as coolant, heating, softening, and/or abrasive agents. The invention is particularly applicable and disclosed in terms of, protective coating removal from aircraft such as is often necessary for replacement or in the reutilization of aircraft with different identification markings. The coating removal method is environmentally and human operator safe in comparison with presently used coating removal methods such as abrasive blasting and chemical solvent removal. Keywords: Patents. (aw)

Descriptors :   *ABRASIVES, *AIRCRAFT, *PATENTS, *PROTECTIVE COATINGS, *PAINT REMOVERS, *ULTRASONICS, ABRASIVE BLASTING, CHEMICALS, ENVIRONMENTS, IDENTIFICATION, MARKERS, OPERATORS(PERSONNEL), PREPARATION, REMOVAL, SOLVENTS, SURFACES

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Commercial and General Aviation
      Coatings, Colorants and Finishes

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE