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A discussion started in 2004 but continuing through 2018


Q. My company is manufacturing aircraft spares in accordance with drawings developed in the 60's and 70's. I see Boeing finish code PS362 in many places. Where can I find a copy of the spec?

Thank you very much!

Ben Feldman
manufacturer - Ashburn, Virginia


Q. We have the same problem as this fellow. Could not find the response in the letters. Is there an answer to this for the viewing public?

Albert J Rinaldo
- Perris, California

Ed. note: Hello, Albert. It's a public forum not a private consulting service; if anyone answers, the response will appear on this page just like your followup. Sorry it hasn't drawn an answer yet.


A. The Boeing Corporation as well as Lockheed have "citis" portal access to all specs and documents dealing with their products (besides ANSI and NAS specs). Call your Buyer at the respective aerospace division to gain access to the 'product standard' portion of their customer site.

Steven Harkins
- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

July 15, 2010

A. I have worked on a few Gov. jobs that calls for PS 362 , In ALL of them, the separate tech. data package stated to REPLACE PS-632 WITH ANODIZE PER Mil-A-8625 [link is to free spec at Defense Logistics Agency,] TY I OR II
See if you have a data package, the answer is probably there.

Happy to help, Mike

Michel Chahade
- Mount Vernon, New York, USA

July 2, 2013

Q. Has anyone come up with the Boeing finish spec PS362?

Richard Taeger
- New London, Iowa, US

February 20, 2015

A. PS362
VF-3.0 Chemical treatment per BAC 5719 or MIL-C-5541

VF-3.1 Chromic acid anodize per MIL-A-8625 Type I


I hope this will help.

James Vincent
- Boise, Idaho, USA


Q. I have been looking for a Boeing finish code F-1.191 with very little success. I know it is some sort of plating. Can anyone help? Thanks so much.

Andrew Lauckner
precision products - Wayne, New Jersey

simultaneous 2007

A. Google found this reference (in a ca. 2004 document):

PER AMS QQ-P-416 [link by ed. to spec at Defense Logistics Agency,] , TYPE I, CLASS 2. BAKE 3 HOURS
MINIMUM AT 375 ± 25 °F

Ken Vlach
- Goleta, California
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A. Doing a simple web search I found this....

MINIMUM AT 375 ± 25 °F"

Although I can't verify this is correct, it may be helpful?

Bill Grayson
Metal Finishing - San Jose, California, USA

June 24, 2013

Q. Looking for Boeing Metal 4340 finish spec F-1001

Richard Taeger
Military supplier - New London, Iowa, US

July 13, 2013

A. Can you confirm it is F-1001 and not P-1001? I do have a cross-reference for P-1001 but not F-1001.

blake kneedler
Blake Kneedler
Feather Hollow Eng.
Stockton, California

July 16, 2013

thumbs up sign Looks like it could be P-1001


Richard Taeger [returning]
- New London, Iowa, US

July 17, 2013

A. I have a cross-reference for P-1001. Here is the information:
High Impact Resistance Primer, Green, BAC, 452;
Catalyst 602;
DMS 2144 Comp A;
DHMS C4.18 Ty III, Cl A, Gr A;
BMS 10-79 Ty III, Cl A, Gr A /

blake kneedler
Blake Kneedler
Feather Hollow Eng.
Stockton, California

Boeing Vertol VF-3.0

January 16, 2008

Q. I think this will be a tough one. I have a Boeing Vertol drawing that has a finish code
VF-3.0 + VF-1.1 and the part requiring the finish is a 2024-t3 aluminum bushing/sleeve.
Any help would be much appreciated and documentation to back it up would be even better.

Andrew Lauckner
machine shop employee - Wayne, New Jersey

Looking for Boeing Finish Code F-1003

January 20, 2017

Q. Can anyone tell me where to find an old Boeing Finish Code F-1003

Mike Gordon
Fairlane Tool - Fraser, Michigan

August 29, 2017

A. Boeing's Finish Codes are listed in D6-5000 Document.

Tom Slick (ed. note: caution, fictitious posting)
- Long Beach, California USA

October 12, 2017

Q. Good day everyone.
I am working on a nylon part that for the KC135.
The finish call out reads,F-19.52 + F-14-685
Can anyone tell me what this is, it is not listed in the D2-5000 spec.

John Fiedler
employee - Lake Forest California

December 19, 2018

A. Be careful with finish specs!!
D2-5000 is space, D6-5000 is commercial, and D8-5000 is military. If those specs are called out, your customer is required by Boeing to give you a copy.

J Bogart
- Corona, California USA

January 15, 2018

Q. Working on a part for Boeing and getting a little lost in Specs. The codes called out are CHEMICAL TREAT PER VF-3.0, PRIME PER VF-1.70, AND FINISH PER VF-1.80 (REF: BLACK COLOR NO.37038) EXCEPT AS NOTED PER FL1.

Any information is appreciated or any pointing in the right direction.

Will Carty
- Paintsville, Kentucky USA

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