AA paint scheme

From:         mbullock@ads.com (Mike Bullock)
Date:         30 Jul 93 23:32:44 PDT
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Does the fact that AA has unpainted aluminum require any special
manufacturing for the aircraft? I've heard that they use specially
matched aluminum for appearance. But what about other things such as
does the aluminum skin need to be thicker for strength or corrosion
protection? Any special coatings? Does AA do this strictly for
appearance, or does it save on weight by not hauling all that paint
around?

Mike Bullock