December 18, 2005

Here's the proseal. Small batch. Also you see some Boelube. I don't have any pictures of this since once you start you get proseal everywhere and that's no place for a camera.

First, I smeared Boelube on the aluminum angle I intended to use. This keeps the rudder from sticking to the angle. As I placed clecoes in the holes I also dipped them in Boelube first to prevent them from getting stuck in there. I roughed everything up and then cleaned it with MEK. Then I mixed up the Proseal. This stuff is really not that bad. It's MUCH thicker than I thought it would be. it's about the consistency of soft tafey. After mixing, I just smeared some onto the AEX wedge, and used the edge of a popsicle stick to spread an even layer. You really need to puch pretty hard to get it to go where you want. Then I put the wedge in the trailing edge, pushed everything together really hard and let a bunch of proseal squeeze out. Cleanup up with MEK soaked rag. MEK takes this stuff right off. Finally, just cleco it to the angle and forget about it for a couple of days.

Here is is all done and curing.

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