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Pluses All the Way Around With New Eagle Paint: Imagine a new paint that isn’t a carcinogenic hazard for the painters, is environmentally friendly, and reduces painting time. Air Force Materiel Command and friends at the University of Missouri-Rolla, Boeing, and Deft Industrial Finishes have concocted just such a material to replace the one currently used to strip and paint F-15 fighters. And, the new non-chromate materials perform as well as the old chromate primers, say AFMC officials. AFMC expects to complete full conversion to the new primer through the six-year Program Depot Maintenance cycle, with 36 Eagles already painted since September 2005.