Aerospace Painting and Spray Coating Services

We offer a complete suite of Nadcap and AS9100 approved painting and spray coating services across the United States.

Valence offers a highly diversified set of painting services, including bond primer, fuel tank, high impact, primer, dry lube and topcoat. These state of the art high capacity paint capabilities are integrated with our NDT, shot peen, and chemical process offerings. With unique booth and oven capacity, we are able to paint parts up to 30’ in length.

We are the industry leader in masking and painting capability for complicated programs such as the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, and hold unique bond primer and package capabilities for space components and helicopter blades. Valence painters are extremely skilled with many with over 30 years of experience.

Painting Services

Primer

Primer, also known as undercoat, is the preparatory coating that can be used to enhance the bond strength of a topcoat and/or improve the corrosion resistance of a part.

Fuel Tank Coating

Fuel tank coating is a specialty coating applied to the interior of aircraft fuel tanks that protects against corrosion from fuel contaminants.

Adhesive Bond Primer

Adhesive bond primer is primer used for particularly hard to bond to applications, often used in combination with anodize or plating processes. Bond primers can also be used to enhance the emissivity characteristics of a part.

Topcoat

Topcoat is the final coating on a part often used for cosmetic purposes. However, it often has application specific properties, such as reflectivity, conductivity etc.

Anti-Chafe

Anti-Chafe topcoats are specific coatings that are primarily used on surfaces where abrasion resistance, low friction and impact resistance are required to reduce chafing and wear.

Dry Film Lube

Dry film lube is a dry lubricant coating that reduces friction on surfaces sliding against each other.

Sol Gel

Sol-Gel is a process of creating metal oxides when applied to a part using metal alkoxides.

Zinc Spray

Zinc spray, or zinc chromate spray is a primer with corrosion inhibiting properties, commonly used on aluminum aircraft or spacecraft components.

Digital Masking

Valence uses CATIA software to create precision digital masking templates that improve the consistency and the ability to control dimensional tolerances of masking points.

Valence performs all of these services to the highest degree of care, with approvals for most prime and military specifications. View our specs here.

Painting Capability Sizes

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Bond Primer 20' Bond Primer 16' Bond Primer 24' Bond Primer 27' Bond Primer 6' Bond Primer 30'
Dry Lube 20' Dry Lube 16' Dry Lube 10' Dry Lube 27' Dry Lube 2.5' Dry Lube 30'
Fuel Tank Coating 20' Fuel Tank Coating 16' Fuel Tank Coating 24' Fuel Tank Coating 27' Fuel Tank Coating 6' Fuel Tank Coating 30'
Primer 20' Primer 16' Primer 24' Primer 27' Prime and Topcoat 6' Primer 30'
Topcoat 20' Sol Gel 16' Topcoat 24' Topcoat 27' Sol Gel 4' Topcoat 30'
Sol Gel 20' Topcoat 24' Sol Gel 24' Sol Gel 27'   Sol Gel 30'
Zinc Spray 12'      

NDT

Shot Peen + Blast

Chemical Processing

Plating

Painting + Spray Coatings

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