Cleaning and Care of Paint on VHA Rotor Blades

VHA blades are painted with a durable polyurethane coating at time of production. Our tail rotor blades  use a single stage system, while the main rotor blades are coated with a two-stage basecoat and clearcoat system.

When it is necessary to clean the blade surfaces, wipe the blade clean using a non-scratch microfiber towel and mild soap and water.  At VHA we prefer to use Extreme Simple Green® Aircraft & Precision Cleaner.

Do not use abrasive pads or harsh, chlorinated cleaners.

Some operators choose to wax their rotor blade surfaces to help repel water and to make cleaning easier.  We recommend using any carnauba based automotive wax.  Popular brands such as Turtle Wax, Mother’s or Meguiar’s are suitable to use on VHA blade surfaces.

If you have any questions about cleaning or repairing VHA rotor blades, contact Van Horn Repair at 1.480.404.6001 or email contact @