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  1. #1 STEALTH PAINT : HOW TO MAKE ? 
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    Hi all !
    I would like to know the components of the stealth paint used by the army.
    I know they add carbon nano powder in their painting, you think about their use of epoxy resin as?
    I don't know what solvents they use for it or if they add other solutes with carbon.


    Thank you in advance!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pandemie
    Hi all !
    I would like to know the components of the stealth paint used by the army.
    I know they add carbon nano powder in their painting, you think about their use of epoxy resin as?
    I don't know what solvents they use for it or if they add other solutes with carbon.


    Thank you in advance!
    Ever hear of ITAR ?

    Disclosure of such information, even if not classified (unlikely) in an internationally accessible forum like this would likely put the discloser in jeopardy of free room and board, compliments of the federal prison system.


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    I used surplus B2 bomber coating on my driveway, nobody can tell when i drive in.
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    I'm Canadian DrR, so no worries for me. Originally it used to be ferrite particles embedded in the paint, although this leads to badly rust stained paint on Navy planes.
    Any good book on the Lockheed Skunk Works under Clarence (kelly) Johnson will give you the basics as used on the U-2, Sr-71 and F-117, though not current techniques and formulations.

    Picture a sine wave, this is the incident scanning radar wave. Now set up two partially reflecting surfaces, so that the outer surface reflects and transmits. If the distance between the two surfaces is such that the peaks of the reflected wave from the inner surface coincide with the troughs of the reflected wave from the outer surface, you have destructive interference ( at least at that particular wavelength of scanning radar) and very little or no return of the incident radar scan.
    In the future, once we have eough computing power available, the aircraft being scanned by a radar can analyse the incident waves and emit waves which are 180 deg. out of phase, again producing destructive interference. This will be purely electronic stealth as opposed to the visual ( geometric ) stealth exemplified by the F-117. This is alredy being done for sound suppression which needs way less. computing power.
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