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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Over the years, we have accomplished many types of special tasks. While designing a series of WWI and WWII aircraft (with many custom options) along with pioneering an early biplane ultralight (Aeroplane XP) and a simple classic parasol style aircraft, producing and shipping thousands of wooden propellers, creating our own paint line, and painting multiple types of aircraft has kept us pretty busy....there have been other interesting projects along the way. Just to name a few, we:
Whew! And that's just a few of the things accomplished. How did we get all that done? It has been an interesting journey...
Having said all that.... We have more of a variety of skills than your usual small manufacturing facility, and welcome new and interesting projects.
We specialize in the RV series of aircraft, and understand the need for help with the composite parts such as the cowling, wheel pants, wing tips, and fairings. We can take your parts and prep/paint through primer and return them to you for mating with the rest of your aircraft for painting. Or we can paint your whole RV. We have experience ...after painting RV-10s, RV-7As, RV-8s, etc.
There is an art to getting a totally smooth surface....that's the homework stage....and where you can excel with Loehle Aero Coatings. Whether metal or composite surfaces on your RV, you can get that beautiful "dripping wet look" --- whether you do the work or we do the work. This RV-7 was painted by Mike Loehle and crew and it looked absolutely gorgeous when it flew home.
Since we work in wood with most of our aircraft kits, it's a natural for us to be able to help wood sailplane owners repair and restore their aircraft. Sometimes there is more required than just doing the painting....and we pay close attention to detail when it comes to inspecting the wood before recovering and painting.
You need a decent looking trailer to transport your sailplane....this trailer just needed a facelift. Now it looks brand new! While we don't advertise this as something we do, we have not only painted many trailers but have built several from scratch to transport our aircraft demo planes to Oshkosh and Sun 'n Fun air shows.
We have almost always chosen a paint scheme that requires some type of graphics to make them look more authentic or just better looking. In fact, when we first starting putting vinyl decals on our demo aircraft, it was so new there were no instructions about how to put them on wet (learned the hard way).
We were told to never spray clear over the vinyl graphics (because the clear would yellow), but our Loehle Aero Coatings clear is still beautiful over aircraft parts painted in 1992!
After awhile, it seemed to make sense to learn how to make our own decals....so we often cut our own custom designs (and offer appropriate decal sets to our Loehle aircraft kit builders). Painted-on graphics like our Flying Tiger emblem are sometimes needed, and Mike's brother (Brian Loehle) does an excellent job with such tasks. He is an amazing model builder....and paints the emblems on the shoulder patches of the pilots in the models!
Most people in the U.S. probably recognize the name "Father Goose" and have seen the movie "Fly Away Home". It's all about the Operation Migration team that leads whooping cranes from Canada to Florida to help save them from extinction --- but they use an ultralight as the lead bird. Loehle Aircraft has provided parts to Bill Lishman (Father Goose) for his ultralight in the past, and were privileged to help coordinate the Tullahoma Festival of Wings 2005 fundraiser fly-in for the Operation Migration cause. We wound up rolling the grass runway, inviting and coordinating the ultralight groups flying in, doing much of the PR, coordinating with the local officials, and so much more that it took about 4 weeks focus away from our regular business operations. But it was interesting and we were glad to help Father Goose and crew.