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Old July 24th 17, 11:36 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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On Monday, July 24, 2017 at 3:02:43 PM UTC-7, wrote:
The 3M heavy duty double sided tape works great. Not the white stuff, the black stuff. It's great for tail skids, wing tip skids, and even that 5 dollar Home Depot wing tip wheel I use to aid an unassisted take off from a paved strip.


Pliobond industrial contact cement.
http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalo...s/pliobond.php

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Old July 24th 17, 11:42 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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Kirk, give Paul Gaines a call at composite solutions. He gave me some 3M product that cured with humidity, stayed flexible, sticks to anything, fills in gaps and is some other the strongest stuff Ive used.
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Old July 24th 17, 11:44 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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I forgot to metion that it is white too. Filled in nicely the gap between skid and tail.
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Old July 25th 17, 12:22 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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On Monday, July 24, 2017 at 3:42:48 PM UTC-7, wrote:
Kirk, give Paul Gaines a call at composite solutions. He gave me some 3M product that cured with humidity, stayed flexible, sticks to anything, fills in gaps and is some other the strongest stuff Ive used.


That would be 3M 5200 marine adhesive. It does stick to anything aggressively and is strong & flexible. Buy only what you need because it cures in the tube after opening.

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Old July 25th 17, 02:44 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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He had two different styles one was a quick cure, hours, the other took days, I used the days brand and it was so dry here in AZ that after two days it still was moving. At least until I covered it with wet cloths and wet the down every hour or so then it cured hard overnight😂
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Old July 25th 17, 04:14 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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Wow - thanks for all the replies, guys; now I have something to work with.

I think CH's solution (3M 5200 marine adhesive) sounds the best to me, and in my southern IL climate it should have no trouble curing.

I'll let you know how it turns out.

Oh and Cliff, when do you expect to get that ASW-27? Too bad you couldn't have gotten Peter Van Camps 27B - that was a special one!

Kirk
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Old July 25th 17, 04:49 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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Should arrive tomorrow, won't get to fly it till September though, Leaving for motorhome trip Thursday, maybe a night in SL passing thru 😋😂
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Old July 25th 17, 05:34 AM
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3M Marine Adhesive Sealant 5200 Fast Cure white or black, it's thicker than tooth paste.
Clean gelcoat, sand gelcoat with anything, 120 is good. Tape it off. Don't make a mess. 5200 likes to get everywhere. Let is cure for a full 24 hours.
Permanent, not coming off, done. Forget all that other crazy crap.
You rubber skid will still fold over during a ground loop thus preventing your skid from spiking and sending the tail assembly cartwheeling off into Mrs. Cravits rose bushes... I have a 45 year history with this stuff.


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The black rubber tailskid (the one with the embedded rollerblade wheel) on my LS6 has come loose - after the last landing when I noticed grass stuck between the boom and the skid, I was able to simply pull off the skid - undamaged as far as I can tell.

Looking for suggestions on what bonding agent (and process, if needed, other than common sense cleaning and roughening) to use to reattach it.

Since it has to be able to break away in a ground loop, I assume there is an optimum (or even required) bonding strength?

I don't remember seeing this covered in my LS6 maintenance manual, but need to check it again; meanwhile, anyone have recent experience rebonding a tail skid?

Suggestions?

Kirk
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Old July 25th 17, 11:49 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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On Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 2:43:24 AM UTC-4, POPS wrote:

Permanent, not coming off, done.


And so how does it go when you need to remove the skid, for some reason?


best,
Evan
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Old July 25th 17, 12:24 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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On Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 6:49:44 AM UTC-4, Tango Eight wrote:
On Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 2:43:24 AM UTC-4, POPS wrote:

Permanent, not coming off, done.


And so how does it go when you need to remove the skid, for some reason?


best,
Evan


I've never used 5200 but know boatbuilders don't like it for many applications because it is unpleasant to undo for repairs.
 




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