Complete modern flexible paint line from surface prep, pinhole filler, primer, color and clear. Works equally well on metal, composite and fabric surfaces.
Loehle Wonder-Fil - The SOLUTION to pinholes. Quick wipe-on/wait 15 minutes/wipe-off application for fiberglass, carbon fiber, fabric and wood. Disappears into the next sprayed layer.
Loehle Black and White Filler/UV Blockers - Our primers save a tremendous amount of time in the "homework" stage of getting a surface totally smooth and ready for color.
Loehle Color Top Coat - Available in just about any color desired, with extra flex and UV protection.
Loehle Clear Top Coat - Provides even more flex and UV protection, and encapsulates your masterpiece to protect it for years to come.
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LOEHLE AERO NEWS
Want to hear about the latest "happenings" at Loehle Aircraft? There is always something interesting and fun going on in "The Loehle Aviation Valley" -- whether another plane (or other project) is being painted, a new aircraft kit or option is being designed, new paint line products being developed, we have special visitors, or whatever else is going on here. Be the first to know about special sales or upcoming price increases. Sign up for our free LOEHLE AERO NEWS below:
Loehle Aircraft Corp. is celebrating 37 years of aviation history in the making!
Loehle Aero Coatings is a complete paint system geared to allow individuals to paint their own aircraft (and other interesting projects). We provide modern products that will allow even a novice to produce a show-plane kind of finish, along with the instructions on how to accomplish this. Professional paint shops love how much easier their job becomes when utilizing Loehle Aero Coatings. We also paint aircraft (on a limited basis) through our Loehle Aero Painting services, but our main focus is to provide easy-to-use products so aircraft owners and paint shops can do the work themselves.
We also manufacture 8 different aircraft designs with an accent on WWI and WWI replica aircraft. Our kits are being built and flown in 26 countries around the world. Our replica aircraft kits include: 5151 Mustang, P-40 Flying Tiger, KW-909, Spitfire (prototype stage) from WWII and the Spad XIII, Fokker D-VII and SE5a early aircraft from WWI. In addition, we produce a classic looking Sport Parasol that is an excellent entry level kit for builders/pilots.
We have held off on raising the prices on the Loehle Aero Coatings paint line longer than we really should have; we have just absorbed several vendor price increases to us. It's not a lot on each item, but will help us stay in line with our costs. See the new Price List/Order Form under the Loehle Aero Coatings tab.
Cherokee II Vintage Sailplane - Fully refurbished, newly painted.
Rotax 503 Engine with 3.47:1 Gear Box with Electric Start - New! Still on original wood packaging stand.
IvoProp - 72" 3-Blade Composite Propeller - New; never flown, only test run.
"I just put Wonder-Fil on for the first time recently. It's a lot easier than sanding that epoxy. Everything is smooth instead of rough and lumpy."
~ John N. - RV-7A
"With your system, the composite work is not that bad. It's faster than other systems out there."
~ Joe M. - multiple RV aircraft
"I love that paint system you all developed. I've been filling/sanding control surfaces so far. I'm really happy with it!"
~ Swaid R. - Lancair
"I apologize for being so skeptical. I have about 20 products on the shelf that do not work like the claim says. But yours does! All the people making surf boards and boats could use this."
~ Jerry T. - Bicycle Parts
"I love that stuff (White Filler/UV Blocker)! It makes the most perfect finish!"
~ Ernst F. - RV-10
"Just a quick note. After weeks of sanding the black and then the same attention to detail on the White UV Blocker, and following Mike's manual to the letter, I have now sprayed the finish color Insignia White to the fuselage and tail surfaces. The final finish is astounding. The paint job came our PERFECT and not a blemish or run to be found. I am amazed as I really knew from the beginning the process would be excellent but I never dreamed it would be this nice. VERY VERY HAPPY!"
~ Shellie B. - Challenger II
"I have ordered paint already from you...running out. I really like it! It works very well, and I need more. I'm doing the cabin for now. I shot a coat of Black Filler/UV Blocker, used Wonder-Fil, then another coat of Black Filler/UV Blocker. It's 99% all smooth!"
~ Chris J. - RV-10
"People wouldn't believe how easy the Wonder-Fil is to use. Great product! Now I'm thinking about using your paint."
~ James K. - RV-7
(About a repaired area) "If the rest of the airplane looked like this, it would be a prize winner!"
~ Sarah A. - Crop Duster
"It was a real fun class. I really enjoyed it. I'm really excited about using your products in the future."
~ Jack B. - RV-7A
"This is very easy paint to work with. Easy to handle and no runs, and I'm not a professional painter."
~ John C. - Harley-Davidson Motorcycle
"I'm new to all this and your manuals are what I depend on to tell me what to do. It's good information. After doing the primer phase with your Filler/UV Blockers, I really think I can do this. I'm looking forward to putting on the colors."
~ Doug F. - RV-7A
"I ordered from you 2 months ago. That's great stuff! I tested - liked it - want to paint the rest of the airplane with it."
~ Aaron B. - Giles (carbon fiber aircraft)
"This is unbelievable! It's going on so nice and smooth. Putting Wonder-Fil on then bam bam bam - no messing around. It's done!"
~ Jeff H. - RV-10
"My aircraft, a Cessna 177 Cardinal, was returned to me after replacement of the firewall by Precision Aviation of Shelbyville. Loehle Aircraft painted the damaged nose and side skins. This included white background, red stripes, with blue pinstripes. I must say I was skeptical of trying to match fifteen year old paint, without a noticeable difference. However, when Corey touched down at DWU, I could not believe it! The paint matched and looked as good as the original! I have had time to go over it and I still can't find any flaws or mismatch. I don't know how you did it, but I am grateful for the excellent workmanship. Thanks for treating my plane as you would your own."
~ Michael F. - Cessna 177
"Wonder-Fil works absolutely great! I live/work at Leeward Air Ranch. I am telling all my friends about it!"
~ Lindy S. - RV-7
"You have the best primer on the planet! You should be multi-millionaires with this product!"
~ David S. - Barracuda
"You guys are killing me! This is the first time I've sprayed your color. Man! This stuff is so beautiful! I am way impressed with this stuff."
~ Brian A. - Bellanca
"I just got done finishing this kayak plug out to moldable spec. The Loehle rocked - I was jammin through the grits. I broke it down with 220 (the white) and then went 360 and then steel wool - then buffed it with sealer and one coat of wax. The Loehle saved me so much time I could swear my sandpaper was making a "kaching kaching kaching" sound when I was sanding - from all the money I was saving by having the job take less than half the time."
~ Jim S. - Kayak Plugs
"Working on my fuselage, I used just 2 sheets of dry sandpaper with the Loehle system. It takes reams of wet sandpaper with the old butyrate dope finish...have to buy stock in 3M! The Loehle system is SO much easier and quicker."
~ Jim Y. - KW-909
"First, I would like to thank you, Mike and Carl for the great class we had. I learned quite a bit from Mike's experience."
~ Joe H. - 5151 Mustang
"I continue to get nice comments on the finish job even after I succeeded in making just about every rookie mistake you can make with a paint gun. This is a quality paint system and the work is greatly reduced by using the reduced number of spray coats. One thing you need to remind builders about is that each spray coat you have to apply increases the odds of making painting mistakes that are costly in terms of time and expense. Go with the least number of coats that will yield a good finish and you will be a happy builder.
I am helping a fellow builder on his covering and painting a full scale Nieuport 17 and he elected to use another system. After 8 coats he is kicking himself because it doesn't look as good as the Mustang did even before I applied the clear coat. Someone talked him into the other product because he was afraid of the polyurethane, even after he came over while I was shooting the last bit of color coat. He has also discovered the joy of shooting thinner paints in terms of runs that I warned him about. I'd take a bet that if he ever has to recover or builds another, he'll give you a call.
Thanks for all your help and patience with the million questions."
~ Pete P. - 5151 Mustang
"I have so few pinholes, it's unbelievable in an airplane this size! I promise you there's not a man within 500 miles that can make it look like it looks now. I think it looks good and I'm picky. I'm happy."
~ Mike K. - Glastar
"With good lighting in the booth, you can do about anything with the clear. But even if you get a run, you can take it out easily."
~ Jim Y. - KW-909
"I am trying to decide on the covering system and must admit that I am really impressed by your system. I am also impressed by your willingness to supply information and advice. I have
not received nearly as much from any other supplier I have contacted."
~ Stan T. - RANS S-7S
"You all did a great job on my plane. I'm glad to send others your way when I can. I have a patient who is rebuilding a Navion...just want to give you heads up that he has been asking questions about my paint job and will probably call you about painting his plane."
~ Rick S. - Bellanca Viking
"Going good - looks awesome. Colors are real shiny. Looks like we've already sprayed the clear."
~ Blaine P. - Kolb Firestar II
"I have worked at Gulfstream and sprayed a lot of JetGlo. I just saw the Lancair IV PropJet you guys painted. It looked immaculate -- and that paint job is 5 years old! I would rate it a 10 out of 10!"
~ Swaid R. - Lancair
"I like that black primer. It does work like advertised. I like to dry sand. I can spray it on, see all the rough spots and sand them away. I really like that!"
~ John A. - RV-12
"I love your primer stuff. Just love it! Just unreal! It saves so much time."
~ Dave L. - RV-10
"I clear coated my Quicksilver tail and ailerons with your clear. It worked out excellent! Will send photos. I'll be starting on my Earthstar Odyssey next so will need paint for it."
~ Gary C. - Quicksilver and Odyssey
"I'm using Mike Loehle's products. Wonder-Fil is just that, rub it in with a towel and prime...I've never seen such a great product. I'm also using Prekote, the newest metal prep product the Air Force is using. Rub it on with a red pad and it preps and conditions in one step. It is environmentally safe. FYI Mike is the guy who did the article for Van's RVator using Gen. Grumpy's aka Gen. Miller's RV-10 paint job."
~ Rick S. - RV-10